Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation (MMVO), a joint venture production company in Mexico, as a good corporate citizen, has been actively working to exist and prosper alongside local communities, in cooperation with local governments.
Person in charge of promoting social contributions at MMVO
David Hernández Lemus
Assistant Manager Public Relations
【Environment】Initiatives contributing to environmental protection
【Safety】Initiatives contributing to traffic safety
【Human resources】Initiatives aimed at fostering the next generation
【Mazda Foundation】Initiatives via Mazda Foundation
Promoting Habitat Conservation for Migratory Birds
To provide a natural environment and landscape that migratory birds can inhabit
In Mexico, animal habitats such as waterways, forests and farms have been gradually decreasing due to accelerating industrialization in recent years. MMVO actively supports conservation of the environment to enable migratory birds to land and inhabit by creating a reservoir at its plant site and taking other measures to protect nature.
FY March 2015 Results
To create an environmentally conscious waterscape, embanked reservoirs were improved inside the plant site. For example, MMVO has put in operation a water fountain in one of the biggest reservoirs, which helps to make the water cleaner and safer for the migratory birds.
Promoting Conservation of the Surrounding Environment
To contribute to conservation of the environment surrounding the premises, in cooperation with local governments and environmental protection agencies.
Since it shares the rivers it uses with local residents, MMVO is actively involved in maintenance and management of drains around its plant premises to keep them in good condition, thereby contributing to the local community. MMVO is also proactively working to protect the local mesquite, a precious tree. By working not only to protect the environment around its premises but also to fulfill its social responsibility as a good corporate citizen, MMVO is building favorable relationships with people in the local community.
FY March 2015 Results
During the year, drains around its premises were cleaned by cutting grass around the drains and removing mud at the bottom of the drain channels. Even though the cleaning was usually done once every three years by the river management association, the frequency of cleaning was raised to once a year with MMVO’s participation, contributing to the river’s improvement and maintenance of the surrounding area.
Cleaning of drains
Donating Toys to Children in Salamanca
To support economically disadvantaged children financially and mentally with the aim of bringing smiles and joy to these children during the holiday season.
MMVO has created a campaign among employees to collect toys to be donated to children in need, especially our neighboring communities such as San Vicente de Flores and Cardenas with the aim of bringing smiles and joy to these children during the holiday season, on the occasion of the celebration of the Three Wise Men Day, thereby interacting with the local community.
FY March 2015 Results
In January 2015, MMVO employees donated toys which were delivered to 700 elementary school-age children in Salamanca in cooperation with government of Salamanca. The event was introduced on Media, and the donation campaign contributed to increase employee pride.
Establishment and Operation of a Supplementary Lesson School in Guanajuato
In January 2013, Mazda established a weekend supplementary lesson school in Guanajuato State for Japanese students attending local elementary schools and junior high schools, and now operates the school in cooperation with Honda, YKK, related suppliers and other Japanese companies doing business in the state, as well as Japanese residents in the state. While the school had only 15 students when it was established, the number grew to 81 as of May 2015, in line with an increase in the number of Japanese-affiliated companies doing business in the state. Conducting lessons in Japanese, with consideration given to covering the same curriculums employed in schools in Japan, the school aims to provide education and instruction to help students adapt smoothly to school education in Japan after returning to the country. Since FY March 2016, the school has been recognized by the Japanese government as a school eligible to receive government support. In addition, the school receives Japanese instructors from the Hiroshima Prefectural Board of Education.