Energy-and Global-Warming-Related Issues
Mazda sees reducing emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases over the vehicle's entire lifecycle － including manufacturing, use and disposal － as one of its top priorities and a duty of automotive industry. The Company wants to maximize its contribution by considering not only “tank-to-wheel” emissions that occur while driving, but also “well-to-wheel” emissions, including fuel extraction, refining and power generation. Offering a number of powertrain options in consideration of each region's energy sources and power generation methods will allow Mazda to make the optimum contribution to CO2 emissions reductions by region.
Mazda is committed to mitigating air pollution from exhaust gases. To this end, the Company is working hard to develop low-emission vehicles. The Company is steadily bringing to market vehicles that clear both SU-LEV, Japan's certification system for ultra-low-emission vehicles, and Euro 6, the stringent emissions regulations of the European Union (EU).
Promoting Resource-Saving Initiatives
Mazda builds resource-saving initiatives into every phase of the lifecycle of its vehicles, based on the three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Many limited resources are used to manufacture vehicles, such as steel, aluminum, plastics and rare metals. Mazda established the Recyclable Design Guidelines in 1992, and is incorporating three Rs design into all vehicles currently under development.