Environmental Education/Education Program Structure
Qualifications that Employees Are Encouraged to Obtain:
- ■ Energy attorney
- ■ Head supervisor of pollution control
- ■ Supervisor of air pollution control
- ■ Supervisor of dust and particulate pollution control
- ■ Supervisor of water pollution control
- ■ Supervisor of noise- and vibration-related pollution control
- ■ Special managing supervisor in charge of industrial waste disposal
- ■ Eco Test
- ■ 3Rs & Low-Carbon Society Test
- ■ Environmental Planner
- ■ Eco leader
Environmental Education Structure
Number of Employees Receiving Environmental Education
(Non-consolidated Unit: person(s))
|FY March 2011||FY March 2012||FY March 2013||FY March 2014||FY March 2015|
* In addition to the above, environmental education is provided to general employees in each department.
Routine Environmental Activities
Reducing Paper Use
Mazda continually makes bold efforts to considerably reduce the amount of paper used for office work through the digitization of documents, ledger sheets, and other forms, as well as through the use of projectors and monitors at meetings, etc. As part of its recycling efforts, the Company also reuses waste paper (shredder dust) as packaging material for shipping parts, and is increasing efforts to separate the collection of waste paper by type during disposal.
Reducing Energy Use
Through regular initiatives, including purchasing of low power-consumption office equipment and furniture, and turning off lights and computers when they are not in use, Mazda makes continual efforts to reduce energy use.
Furthermore, Mazda implements a “Cool Biz” program during the summer season every year, setting internal room temperatures at 28°C (82.4°F) on a standard basis.
During the winter season when electricity consumption is particularly high, energy-saving measures are implemented through adjustment of air conditioning systems (heating set at 20°C, or 68°F), lighting, office automation equipment, etc.
Use of Renewable Energy
Mazda uses renewable energy sources*1 as follows.
*1 Refers to natural energy sources that can be used continuously without being depleted, such as electricity generation using solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric or biomass power, or direct solar heating. These types of energy generate zero or negligible CO2 emissions.
Environment-Related Accident Emergency Drill and Prevention Campaign
Emergency Drill to Prevent Marine Pollution
An emergency drill was carried out based on assumption simulation that hydraulic oil had spilled from a vessel in the harbor. In the drill, with the participation of about 60 employees from Mazda Motor Corporation, Mazda Ace, and Mazda Logistics, the effectiveness of operations for removing an oil spillage, as well as the emergency contact system were checked and confirmed (in July 2015). This drill was launched in FY March 2015. This year, officers of Hiroshima Coast Guard Office observed and gave feed backs about the drill. They also demonstrated water discharge of oil diffusion using patrol boat Mazda will conduct drills on a regular basis to improve its emergency response capabilities.
Campaign for Oil Spill Prevention and Traffic Safety
Around 50 employees from Mazda Motor Corporation, Mazda Logistics, and several truckload transportation companies helped promoting environmental protection and improving traffic safety, distributing leaflets to raise the awareness of delivery truck drivers and others about the importance of preventing oil spills on the roads and traffic safety in general (in June 2015). The campaign has been conducted every year since FY March 2011.