Mazda's Approach to the Environment

Environmental problems, including global warming, are issues of critical importance for the human race. Mazda actively adopts initiatives to promote a low-carbon, recycling-oriented society in harmony with nature, in cooperation with local governments, industrial organizations, and non-profit organizations. These efforts are reflected in all of Mazda’s corporate activities with the aim of achieving a sustainable society.

Philosophy and Policies

Mazda carries out its corporate activities with the aim of fulfilling its corporate vision.
To this end, Mazda established the Mazda Global Environmental Charter as the basic policy for environmental matters in the Mazda Group. The Charter, which states “The Mazda Group aims to promote environmental protection and contributes to a better society while maintaining harmony with nature in its business activities worldwide,” along with the five Action Guidelines from the basis of Mazda’s approach to the environment. The Company carries out corporate activities related to products and technologies; manufacturing, logistics, and office operations; social contributions, respectively in consideration of the environment.
Specific targets and results are laid out in the Mazda Green Plan, the Company’s environmental mid-term plan. By using the PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle when executing activities and following up on their results, Mazda can effectively reduce impact on the environment. In FY March 2016, Mazda executed various efforts in each area based on the Mazda Green Plan 2020, and was able to achieve most of its goals.

Philosophy and Policies for Environmental Initiatives

Philosophy and Policies for Environmental Initiatives

Mazda Environmental Promotion Framework

Mazda has established three committees under the CSR Management Strategy Committee, chaired by the president of the Company, to promote environmental management throughout the Group. These are the Product Environment Committee, the Business Site Environment Committee, and the Social Contribution Committee.
Each committee sets targets, and monitors results and progress, under the “Mazda Green Plan 2020” mid-term environmental plan.

Mazda Environmental Promotion Framework (as of March 31, 2016)

Mazda Environmental Promotion Framework
(as of March 31, 2016)