Environmental Accounting

Mazda is carefully assessing the costs and benefits of its environmental activities and is working constantly to improve their efficiency.

Data collection period

April 2014 through March 2015

Basis of data collection

Calculated according to Mazda’s own guidelines in line with Environmental Accounting Guidelines. The amounts do not include depreciation expenses.

Scope of data collection

Mazda Motor Corporation; five domestic/seven overseas consolidated Group companies; seven domestic/four overseas equity-method Group companies

Mazda Motor Corporation

Consolidated Group companies

5 Domestic companies:
Manufacturing companies: (Mazda Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd., Kurashiki Kako Co., Ltd., Mazda Logistics Co., Ltd., Mazda Ace Co., Ltd.) Parts sales company: Mazda Parts Sales Co., Ltd.

7 overseas companies:
Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation, Mazda Canada, Inc, Mazda Motor (China) Co., Ltd., Mazda Australia Pty. Ltd., Mazda Motors of New Zealand Ltd., PT. Mazda Motor Indonesia, Mazda Motor Taiwan Co., Ltd.

Equity-method Group companies

7 domestic companies:
Toyo Advanced Technologies Co., Ltd., Yoshiwa Kogyo Co., Ltd., Japan Climate Systems Corporation, MCM Energy Service Co., Ltd., Mazda Processing Chugoku Co., Ltd., Mazda Parts Sales Hiroshima Co., Ltd., Mazda Parts Sales Nishi-Kyushu Co., Ltd.

4 overseas companies:
AutoAlliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Changan Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd, Changan Ford Mazda Engine Co., Ltd., FAW Mazda Motor Sales Co., Ltd.

Environmental Protection Costs

(Unit: million yen)

Category Major Activities Mazda Unconsolidated Mazda Group
Investment Cost Total Investment Cost Total
Business area Preventing pollution Conforming to legal limits for air and water pollution, odor abatement, etc. 1,761 2,278 4,039 1,859 2,867 4,726
Protecting the global environment Preventing global warming, conserving energy, preventing destruction of the ozone layer, and other environmental protection activities 2,282 842 3,124 2,333 1,044 3,377
Recycling resources Effective resource use, recycling waste, processing and disposing of waste 143 1,569 1,712 151 3,883 4,034
Upstream/ downstream Container recovery, recovery of end-of-life vehicle bumpers 0 193 193 0 194 194
Management activity Employee environmental education, creating and operating environmental management systems, monitoring and measurement of environmental impact, other activities 0 934 934 0 1,281 1,281
Research and development R&D for products, production methods and distribution, to contribute to reduced environmental impact 844 37,186 38,030 937 38,161 39,098
Social activities Greening, beautification, and environmental improvement; support of community residents and organizations; information disclosure; and other activities 0 879 879 0 885 885
Environmental damage 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5,030 43,881 48,911 5,280 48,315 53,595

Overall Environmental Protection Effects

Category Mazda Unconsolidated Mazda Group
Environmental Protective Effect Economic Effect
(million yen)
Economic Effect
(million yen)
Protecting the global environment Global warming prevention Production CO2 emissions volume (on unit sales basis) 23.1 (t-CO2/¥ 100 million)
Distribution Annual shipping volume 506,250 thousand (ton-km/year)
Recycling resources Effective use of resources, recycling Shell sand 19,720 t (year) 68 2,627
Steel scrap 39,597 t (year) 2,559
Upstream/downstream Product recycling Number of discarded bumpers collected 66,757 (bumpers/year) 40
Other Sale of items with commercial value Metals 107,309 t (year) 2,708 2,745
Paint thinner, effluent 515 t (year) 37
Empty drums, wheels, discarded tires 19,610 (units/year)
Recovered sand, plastics, cardboard scraps 4,656 t (year)
Wooden pallets 660 t (year)
Total 5,372 5,412