Mazda is establishing an environmental management system throughout its value chain, including Group companies, suppliers, dealerships, and others.
Establishing Environmental Management Systems
Mazda is promoting the establishment of environmental management systems (EMS) across its entire supply chain and in all Group companies. The purpose of the EMS is to carry out more environmentally conscious business activities in a more effective manner, based on ISO 14001 and other standards.
*1 Simplified EMS established by the Ministry of the Environment, for application at companies of various scales, such as small-to-medium sized companies.
List of ISO 14001 Certified Production and Business Sites
Domestic production/business sites
|Hiroshima district||Hiroshima Plant||
|Hofu Plant||Nishinoura district||September 1998|
|Nakanoseki district (extended certification)||September 1999|
Overseas Production Sites
|AutoAlliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (AAT)*2||May 2000|
|Changan Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd.*2||December 2008|
|Changan Ford Mazda Engine Co., Ltd.*2||February 2009|
|Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation*3||December 2014|
|Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.*3||December 2016 (Scheduled)|
*2 Equity-method group company
*3 Consolidated group company
Four Domestic Consolidated Group Companies
(excluding sales companies)
|Mazda E & T Co., Ltd.*4||June 2000|
|Mazda Ace Co., Ltd.*4||June 2000|
|Mazda Logistics Co., Ltd.*4||June 2000|
|Kurashiki Kako CO., LTD.||December 2001|
*4 A part or all of the certificates have been acquired as part of the Hiroshima district.
Four Domestic Equity-Method Group Companies
|Toyo Advanced Technologies Co., Ltd.*5||June 2000|
|Japan Climate Systems Corporation||May 2000|
|Yoshiwa Kogyo Co., Ltd.||April 2002|
|MCM Energy Service Co., Ltd.*6||June 2008|
*5 A part or all of the certificates have been acquired as part of the Hiroshima district.
*6 Certificates acquired as part of the Hiroshima district and the Hofu district; in March 2013, re-certification acquired independently.
Promoting Green Purchasing
With the aim of reducing the environmental burden throughout its entire supply chain, Mazda established the “Mazda Green Purchasing Guidelines” (revised in September 2014) and engages in operation activities accordingly.
These guidelines require all of its suppliers worldwide to undertake measures to reduce their burden on the environment, at all stages from product development to manufacturing and delivery. The guidelines also make it clear that Mazda will give preference in purchasing to suppliers who implement such environmental measures.
Mazda also requires its suppliers of parts, materials, and industrial equipment and tools to obtain and maintain ISO 14001 certification, and to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated through their corporate activities by 1% annually. In addition, the Company promotes environmental activities in collaboration with its suppliers by providing them with information and other assistance.
Currently, all major suppliers involved in Mazda vehicle development and manufacturing have obtained ISO 14001 certification.
Status of Establishment of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) at Suppliers
- ■ All major suppliers in Japan and abroad with which the Company has ongoing business relationships (around 400 companies), including new suppliers, have maintained certification as of the end of March 2016.
- ■ Under the Mazda Green Purchasing Guidelines, Mazda requires, through primary suppliers, secondary suppliers to establish EMS.
Status of Implementation of Environmental Audits
To confirm that environmental management systems, such as ISO 14001 and EcoAction 21, are operating effectively, internal audit and environmental management system audit (EMS audit) are carried out annually of all Group companies, both in Japan and overseas, that have obtained certification, including the Hiroshima district and Hofu Plant. The FY March 2016 EMS audit revealed no serious compliance issues.
The results of the internal audit and EMS audits were reported to senior management. Any problems were swiftly and appropriately rectified.
EMS Audit Results on ISO 14001
Mazda Motor Corp.
|FY March 2012||FY March 2013||FY March 2014||FY March 2015||FY March 2016|
|Serious noncompliance issues||0||0||0||0||0|
|Minor noncompliance issues||0||0||1||2||2|
|FY March 2016|
|ISO14001||Serious noncompliance issues||0||0|
|Minor noncompliance issues||0||8|
|EcoAction 21||Noncompliance issues||0||-|
Eliminating Sensory Pollution
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.
Specific Initiatives in Environmental Risk Management
|Environmental Monitoring Item||Target of Monitoring||Items Monitored||Monitoring Frequency|
Boilers, melting furnaces, heating furnaces, drying furnaces, etc.
5 items: sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, soot, volatile organic compounds, hydrogen chloride
|Around 400 times per year|
|Water quality||Treated wastewater||
43 items: cadmium, cyanide, organic phosphorus, lead, hexavalent chromium, etc.
|Around 1,600 times per year|
|Noise and vibration||Site boundaries||1 item: noise level||12 times per year|
|Odor||Site boundaries||1 item: odor index||12 times per year|
Slag, sludge, scrap metal, etc.
25 items: cadmium, cyanide, organic phosphorus, lead, hexavalent chromium, etc.
|Around 120 times per year|
In FY March 2016, Mazda received no guidance from government authorities under laws and ordinances.
In FY March 2016, Mazda received complaints concerning seven cases, and is taking appropriate actions to address them in good faith.
(FY March 2016)
|Number of Incidents||Response|
|Guidance from local government||0||−|
Installed a noise barrier, and stopped the operation of some equipment, among others
|Smoke||1||Strengthened the emission gas monitoring system|