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 2015 through March 2016

Basis of data collection

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

Boundary of data collection

Mazda Motor Corporation; 21 domestic & 10 overseas consolidated Group companies; seven domestic & four overseas equity-method Group companies

Mazda Motor Corporation

Consolidated Group companies

21 domestic companies:
Manufacturing companies:Mazda Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd., KURASHIKI KAKO Co., Ltd., Mazda Logistics Co., Ltd., Mazda Ace Co., Ltd.,
Sales companies: Hakodate Mazda Co., Ltd., Tohoku Mazda Co., Ltd., Fukushima Mazda Co., Ltd., Kitakanto Mazda Co., Ltd., Kanto Mazda Co., Ltd., Koushin Mazda Co., Ltd., Shizuoka Mazda Co., Ltd., Tokai Mazda Sales Co., Ltd., Hokuriku Mazda Co., Ltd., Keiji Mazda Co., Ltd., Kansai Mazda Co., Ltd., Kyushu Mazda Co., Ltd., Minami Kyushu Mazda Co., Ltd., Okinawa Mazda Sales Co., Ltd., Mazda Autozam Inc., Mazda Chuhan Co., Ltd.
Parts sales company: Mazda Parts Sales Co., Ltd.

10 overseas companies:
Mazda Motor (China) Co., Ltd., Mazda Australia Pty Ltd., Mazda Motors of New Zealand Ltd., Mazda Canada Inc., Mazda Motor Taiwan Co., Ltd., Mazda de Colombia S.A.S, Mazda Motor of America, Inc., Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) 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 Hiroshima Sales Co., Ltd., Mazda Parts Nishi Kyushu Sales Co., Ltd.

4 overseas companies:
Changan Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd., Changan Ford Mazda Engines Co., Ltd., FAW Mazda Motor Sales Co., Ltd., AutoAlliance (Thailand) 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. 1,635 2,401 4,036 4,730 3,049 7,779
Protecting the global environment Preventing global warming, conserving energy, preventing destruction of the ozone layer, and other environmental protection activities 1,136 1,108 2,244 1,377 1,255 2,632
Recycling resources Effective resource use, recycling waste, processing and disposing of waste 80 1,352 1,432 162 3,219 3,381
Upstream/ downstream Container recovery, recovery of end-of-life vehicle bumpers 15 154 169 15 156 171
Management activity Employee environmental education, creating and operating environmental management systems, monitoring and measurement of environmental impact, other activities 0 924 924 0 1,513 1,513
Research and development R&D for products, production methods and distribution, to contribute to reduced environmental impact 3,109 39,206 42,315 3,342 40,383 43,725
Social activities Greening, beautification, and environmental improvement; support of community residents and organizations; information disclosure; and other activities 0 59 59 0 65 65
Environmental damage 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5,975 45,204 51,179 9,626 49,640 59,266

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) 20.0 (t-CO2/¥ 100 million)
Distribution Annual shipping volume 546,450 thousand (ton-km/year)
Recycling resources Effective use of resources, recycling Shell sand 17,527 t (year) 52 2,894
Steel scrap 40,138 t (year) 2,842
Upstream/downstream Product recycling Number of discarded bumpers collected 68,545 (bumpers/year) 4,338
Other Sale of items with commercial value Metals 106,446 t (year) 1,910 1,947
Paint thinner, effluent 653 t (year) 37
Empty drums, wheels, discarded tires 22,597 (units/year)
Recovered sand, plastics, cardboard scraps 660  t (year)
Wooden pallets 660 t (year)
Total 4,841 9,179