Sensory pollution comprises noise, vibration, and odors that have a sensory or psychological impact on people. Mazda recognizes that clearing legal regulations may not be enough to prevent noise, vibration, and odors from annoying neighborhood residents. For this reason, Mazda is systematically stepping up measures to alleviate the causes of such pollution, as well as measures to improve noise insulation and odor removal.
- Regular training is conducted at each plant and office to prepare for response in the event of accidents that adversely affect the natural environment.
- Environmental monitoring, including monitoring of air and water pollution, is conducted regularly.
|Environmental monitoring item||Target of monitoring||Items monitored||Monitoring frequency|
|Air quality||Boilers, melting furnaces, heating furnaces, drying furnaces, etc.||5 items: sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, soot, volatile organic compounds, hydrogen chloride||Approx. 400 times per year|
|Water quality||Treated wastewater||43 items: cadmium, cyanide, organic phosphorus, lead, hexavalent chromium, etc.||Approx. 1,600 times per year|
|Noise and vibration||Site boundaries||2 items: noise level, vibration level||Approx. 80 times per year|
|Odor||Site boundaries||1 item: odor index||Approx. 20 times per year|
|Waste products||Slag, sludge, soot, etc.||24 items: cadmium, cyanide, organic phosphorus, lead, hexavalent chromium, etc.||Approx. 190 times per year|
In FY March 2013, Mazda received guidance from government authorities under laws and ordinances for one case, which has been rectified as of the end of October 2012.
In FY March 2013, Mazda received complaints for two cases, and is taking appropriate actions to address them in good faith.
|Number of incidents||Response|
|Guidance from local government||1||Repaired and enhanced control of septic tanks in response to acknowledgment for improvement.|
|Complaints||Noise||2||Adjusted/suspended operation of equipment.|