Environmental Vision

Targets and Actions in the Mazda Green Plan 2020 Mid-Term Environmental Plan

(Self-assessment key ○: Accomplished, △: Nearly accomplished, X: Not accomplished)

1. Energy- and Global-Warming-Related Issues
Domain Item Targets and actions by 2020 (*2015) FY March 2014 Self-
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FY March 2015
Targets and actions Results Targets and actions
a. Vehicles and vehicle technology ①Respond to fuel economy standards in each country/region. Introduce technology to raise fuel economy, to respond fully to the fuel economy standards of each country/region. (*2015 target) Each country/region: Fully achieve fuel economy / greenhouse gas standards. Achieved fuel economy / greenhouse gas standards in Japan, US and China. Each country / region: Fully achieve fuel economy / greenhouse gas standards.
②Improve fuel economy using SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. Raise the average fuel economy of the Mazda vehicles sold worldwide by 30% by 2015, compared with 2008 levels. (*2015 target) Promote SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY steadily and start the mass production of hybrid vehicles with electric motor drive technologies, Step 3 of the Building-Block Strategy, so as to complete the Building-Block Strategy.
  • Introduced SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY into Biante (May 2013) and the new Axela (Nov. 2013) and increased the mix of SKYACTIVE models to 51%.
  • Introduced SKYACTIV-HYBRID into the new Axela, thereby completing the Building Block Strategy following the i-stop (idling-stop system) and i-ELOOP(regenerative braking system). (Nov. 2013)
  • Promote SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY steadily.
  • Promote development based on the Building-Block Strategy.
③Promote development of next-generation vehicles using biofuels, electrical power, hydrogen, etc. Promote development of technologies supporting alternative fuels such as biofuels and synthetic fuels. (*2015 target) Promote development of technologies supporting alternative fuels such as biofuels and synthetic fuels. Sold vehicles in compliance with E10 of the US and Europe, E20/E85 of Thailand, etc., and promoted the development of technologies supporting alternative fuels, such as biofuels and synthetic fuels. Promote development of technologies supporting alternative fuels such as biofuels and synthetic fuels.
Promote development of electric motor drive technologies. (*2015 target) Introduction of vehicles with hybrid system. Introduced the new Axela Hybrid. (Nov. 2013) Continue introduction of vehicles with hybrid system.
Conduct market follow-up of Demio EV.
  • Collected and analyzed Demio EV's traveling data to accumulate findings on electric motor drive technologies.
  • Announced the new Demio EV model with RE range extender system, as an answer to short driving range issues.
Accumulate findings on electric motor drive technologies by collecting and analyzing Demio EV's traveling data.
Advance development and introduction of hydrogen rotary engine vehicles. (*2015 target) Conduct market follow-up of the Hydrogen RE vehicles, and introduce vehicles with the Hydrogen RE range extender system.
  • Conducted market follow-up (periodic inspection, etc.) of Hydrogen RE vehicles.
  • Introduced the Premacy EV with the Hydrogen RE range extender system.
Conduct market follow-up (periodic inspection, etc.) of Hydrogen RE vehicles and vehicles with the Hydrogen RE range extender system.
b. Manufacturing, logistics, office operations, social contributions, etc. ④Reduce CO2 emissions from factories and offices. Reduce CO2 emissions from all Mazda Group factories and offices in Japan by 28% or more compared with 1990 levels.*1 Reduce CO2 emissions from all Mazda Group factories and offices in Japan by 34% compared with 1990 levels.*1 Reduced CO2 emissions from all Mazda Group factories and offices in Japan by 39.4% compared with 1990 levels.*1 Reduce CO2 emissions from all Mazda Group factories and offices in Japan by 42% compared with 1990 levels.*1
⑤Reduce CO2 emissions from logistics. Reduce CO2 emissions from all Mazda Group logistics operations in Japan by 50% compared with 1990 levels.*2 Reduce CO2 emissions from all Mazda Group logistics operations in Japan by 55% compared with 1990 levels. Reduced CO2 emissions from all Mazda Group logistics operations in Japan by 57.7% compared with 1990 levels. Reduce CO2 emissions from all Mazda Group logistics operations in Japan by 58% compared with 1990 levels.

(Self-assessment key ○: Accomplished, △: Nearly accomplished, X: Not accomplished)

2. Promoting Resource Recycling
Domain Item Targets and actions by 2020 (*2015) FY March 2014 Self-
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FY March 2015
Targets and actions Results Targets and actions
a. Vehicles and vehicle technology ⑥Promote vehicle recycling. Develop vehicles that are easy to disassemble and recycle. (*2015 target) Promote development of plastic parts, etc., that are easy to disassemble and recycle. For the new Axela, developed an easy-to-recycle vehicle, which features improved disassembly/recycling efficiency and improved thermal recyclability, appropriate disposal measures (easy fluid extraction, etc.), and expanded use of recycled materials. Promote development of plastic parts, etc. that are easy to disassemble and recycle.
Expand use of bioplastics. (*2015
target)
Develop and implement bioplastics. Adopted bioplastics for the radiator tank of the new Axela (diesel). Develop and implement bioplastics.
Promote further increases in the ASR recycling ratio and the total vehicle recycling ratio. (*2015 target) ASR recycling ratio: 95% or more. ASR recycling ratio: achieved 97% ASR recycling ratio: 97% or more
Actual vehicle recycling ratio: 95% or more. Actual vehicle recycling ratio: achieved 99%. Actual vehicle recycling ratio: 99% or more.
Promote bumper-recycling technology. (*2015 target) Promote collection of damaged bumpers. Collection rate from Mazda dealerships: 80% or more Collected bumpers: approx. 72,000(Collection rate: 81%) Promote collection of damaged bumpers.
Collection rate from Mazda dealership: 80% or more
Promote the development of technology for bumper-to-bumper recycling of ELVs Continued the horizontal recycling, from ELV bumpers to new bumpers, in the Hiroshima region. Promote the development of technology for bumper-to-bumper recycling of ELVs.
b. Manufacturing, logistics, office operations, social contributions, etc. ⑦Reduce waste volumes, promote recycling. Reduce direct landfill waste to zero across the entire Mazda Group in Japan. Reduce direct landfill waste across the entire Mazda Group in Japan to 1% of total or less. Reduced direct landfill waste across the entire Mazda Group in Japan to 0.4% of total. Reduce direct landfill waste across the entire Mazda Group in Japan to 1% of total or less.
⑧Reduce packaging volume used. Reduce volume of packaging and wrapping across the entire Mazda Group in Japan by 45% compared with 1990 levels. Reduce volume of packaging and wrapping across the entire Mazda Group in Japan by 50% compared with 1990 levels. Reduced volume of packaging and wrapping across the entire Mazda Group in Japan by 64.3% compared with 1990 levels. Reduce volume of packaging and wrapping across the entire Mazda Group in Japan by 60% compared with 1990 levels.
⑨Reduce volume of water used and promote effective use of water.
  • Reduce volume of water used across the entire Mazda Group in Japan.
  • Reduce volume of tap water used by 10% compared with 1990 levels.
  • Reduce volume of water used across the entire Mazda Group in Japan.
  • Reduce volume of tap water used by 15% compared with 1990 levels.
  • Reduced volume of water used across the entire Mazda Group in Japan.
  • Reduced volume of tap water used by 23.5% compared with 1990 levels.
  • Reduce volume of water used across the entire Mazda Group in Japan.
  • Reduce volume of tap water used by 20% compared with 1990 levels.

(Self-assessment key ○: Accomplished, △: Nearly accomplished, X: Not accomplished)

3. Cleaner Emissions
Domain Item Targets and actions by 2020 (*2015) FY March 2014 Self-
assess
ment
FY March 2015
Targets and actions Results Targets and actions
a. Vehicles and vehicle technology ⑩Ensure cleaner vehicle exhaust gas emissions. Introduce and promote low-emission vehicles to improve air quality in each country and region. (*2015 target) Promote the introduction of low emission vehicles that meet the needs of each country and region. Japan: 98% (vehicle number ratio) of passenger vehicles met the SU-LEV (★★★★) standard. Promote the introduction of low-emission vehicles that meet the needs of each country and region.
United States: Introduced low-emission vehicles that meet Tier2/LEV2 regulations in all product lines.
Europe: All product lines met the Euro 5/6 standards.
China: Developed vehicles that meet Euro 5 standards or equivalent levels.
Other: Introduced low-emission vehicles that meet the needs of each country and region.
⑪Reduce inclusion of substances of environmental burden in products. Reduce VOCs in vehicle interiors (*2015 target). Pass Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) guidelines for the indoor aerial concentration in all new vehicles. Passed Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) guidelines with the new Axela. Pass Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) guidelines for the indoor aerial concentration in all new vehicles.
Promote development and adoption of car air-conditioning systems using new refrigerants of low environmental impact (*2015 target). Promote development and adoption of car air-conditioning systems using new refrigerants of low environmental impact. Developed a car air-conditioning system using a refrigerant of low environmental impact and promoted its adoption to new model vehicles. Promote development and adoption of car air-conditioning systems using new refrigerants of low environmental impact.
b. Manufacturing, logistics, office operations, social contributions, etc. ⑫Reduce waste volumes of PRTR substances. Reduce waste volumes of PRTR substances across the entire Mazda Group in Japan. Reduce waste volumes of PRTR substances across the entire Mazda Group in Japan. Increased waste volumes of PRTR substances across the entire Mazda Group in Japan by 7.3% compared with FY March 2013 levels. (On a specific consumption basis, 7.4% reduction from FY March 2013) Reduce waste volumes of PRTR substances across the entire Mazda Group in Japan.
⑬Reduce volumes of VOC waste emissions. Reduce volumes of VOC waste emissions to an average 23 g/m2 or less across all Mazda lines. Reduce volumes of VOC waste emissions to an average 24.5 g/m2 or less across all Mazda lines. Reduced volumes of VOC waste emissions to an average 24.4 g/m2 across all Mazda lines. Reduce volumes of VOC waste emissions to an average 24.3 g/m2 or less across all Mazda lines.

(Self-assessment key ○: Accomplished, △: Nearly accomplished, X: Not accomplished)

4. Environmental Management
Domain Item Targets and actions by 2020 (*2015) FY March 2014 Self-
assess
ment
FY March 2015
Targets and actions Results Targets and actions
a. Vehicles and vehicle technology ⑭Promote life cycle assessment (LCA). Expand implementation of LCA. (*2015 target) Steadily implement LCA in new vehicles. Implemented LCA in the new Axela. Steadily implement LCA in new vehicles.
⑮Promote an integrated approach to traffic systems. Improve driving technique and promote activities to raise awareness. (*2015 target) Enhance awareness-raising activities by promoting improvement of driving techniques with intelligent-Drive Master (i-DM) while further developing/using i-DM systems, thereby encouraging advancement from personal eco-driving to facilitation of smooth traffic flows, with the aim of contributing to the whole of society. Made it possible to check detailed driving results of the new Axela. Promote steady introduction and further progress of i-DM.
b. Manufacturing, logistics, office operations, social contributions, etc. ⑯Reduce the environmental risk of the Mazda Group in Japan. Promote environmental protection activities among Mazda Suppliers. Expand promotion of the Mazda Green Purchasing Guidelines and revise if necessary.
  • Cascaded the Guidelines to all suppliers, and requested compliance.
  • No revision.
Expand promotion of the Mazda Green Purchasing Guidelines and revise if necessary.
Promote the establishment and introduction of environmental management systems (EMS).
  • Support 100% establishment of EMS among major suppliers.
  • Support and enhance EMS at secondary suppliers.
  • Supported 100% establishment of EMS among major suppliers.
  • Supported and enhanced EMS at secondary suppliers.
  • Support 100% establishment of EMS among major suppliers.
  • Support and enhance EMS at secondary suppliers.
Promote introduction of EcoAction 21 at all Mazda Group dealerships in Japan. Promoted introduction of EcoAction 21 at all Mazda Group dealerships in Japan by encouraging shops to obtain certification. Promote introduction of EcoAction 21 in all Mazda Group dealerships in Japan.
Operate and promote EMS at five auto parts sales companies across Japan. Confirmed proper operation of the EMS introduced into all five auto parts sales companies, with periodic reports, etc. Continue proper operation of the EMS introduced into all auto parts sales companies across Japan.
⑰Inform the public about the Mazda Group's environmental protection activities.
  • Disseminate information about the Mazda Group's environmental protection activities worldwide by hosting and actively participating in environmental events.
Disseminate information about the Mazda Group's environmental protection activities, both inhouse and outside the company, based on SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and the Building-Block Strategy (incl. hybrid technology), by hosting and actively participating in environmental events.
  • Disseminated information inside and outside of the Group through motor shows and environmental events held in Japan and abroad.
  • In Japan, participated in 14 environmental events, including hosting of the Sustainable Zoom-Zoom Forum, thereby widely disseminating information about the Mazda Group's environmental protection activities of developing products and manufacturing such as SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and vehicle painting technologies.
Disseminate information worldwide about the Mazda Group's environmental protection activities, including SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, by hosting and actively participating motor shows and environmental events in Japan and abroad.
⑱Promote activities to raise awareness of environmental issues.
  • Actively disseminate environmental information to improve environmental awareness among Mazda and Mazda Group company employees.
  • Actively disseminate environmental information to improve environmental awareness among Mazda customers.
Raise awareness among Mazda and Mazda Group company employees as well as customers regarding environmental problems that society faces and measures that the Mazda Group is taking throughout the entire life cycle to reduce environmental impacts.
  • Continuously promoted education for employees in Mazda and its Group companies, implementing "cool-biz" and "light-down" campaigns and other activities to raise biodiversity awareness.
  • Held environmental events to raise environmental awareness of customers when using their cars by communicating methods of improving fuel efficiency, etc.
Raise awareness among Mazda and Mazda Group company employees as well as customers regarding environmental problems that society faces and measures that the Mazda Group is taking throughout the entire life cycle to reduce environmental impacts.
⑲Promote environmental protection activities in partnership with regional communities.
  • Promote environmental protection activities in regional communities by taking part in environmental volunteer activities (including regional cleanups and efforts to preserve biodiversity) and dispatching instructors to regional events and schools to offer environmental education.
  • Promote regional activities to deepen understanding of biodiversity and forest preservation. Participate actively in regional cleanups.
  • Communicate actively with regional communities and dispatch instructors for environmental education based on their needs.
  • Promoted environmental activities in Japan and abroad, based on regional communities' needs. Major activities in Japan: dispatch of instructors for environmental education to elementary schools; forest preservation activities; regional cleanups, etc.
  • Major activities overseas: promotion of habitat conservation for migratory birds, support of endangered species conservation activities, etc.
  • Promote regional activities to deepen understanding of biodiversity and forest preservation. Participate actively in regional cleanups.
  • Communicate actively with regional communities and dispatch instructors for environmental education based on their needs.

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