Global warming is an issue of critical importance for the human race. Mazda recognizes that environmental issues are one of the highest-priority areas of CSR, and actively adopts initiatives to promote a low-carbon, recycling-oriented society in harmony with nature. These efforts are reflected in all of Mazda's corporate activities with the aim of achieving a sustainable society.
Mazda carries out its corporate activities with the aim of fulfilling its corporate vision.
To this end, Mazda established the Mazda Global Environmental Charter as the basic policy for environmental matters in the Mazda Group. The Charter, which states "The Mazda Group aims to promote environmental protection and contributes to a better society while maintaining harmony with nature in its business activities worldwide", along with the five Action Guidelines from the basis of Mazda's approach to the environment. The Company carries out corporate activities related to products and technologies; manufacturing, logistics, and office operations; social contributions, respectively in consideration of the environment. Specific targets and results are laid out in the Mazda Green Plan, the Company's environmental midterm plan. By using the PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle when executing activities and following up on their results, Mazda can effectively reduce impact on the environment. In FY March 2012, Mazda executed various efforts in each area based on the Mazda Green Plan 2020 formulated and released in the same fiscal year, and was able to achieve most of its goals.