To fulfill its social responsibility, Mazda is actively collaborating with external organizations, including local governments and industrial organizations.
United Nations Global Compact
In January 2018, Mazda Motor Corporation signed the United Nations Global Compact. The UN Global Compact is a voluntary effort by corporations and organizations to be good corporate citizens by exercising responsible, creative leadership and to build a global framework for sustainable growth. Mazda will work to uphold the 10 principles* of the UN Global Compact, including protecting human rights, eliminating all forms of forced labor, undertaking environmental initiatives, and working against corruption. Mazda is committed to contributing to the development of a sustainable society through these activities.
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
In May 2019, Mazda declared its support for the recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)*1 and joined the TCFD Consortium*2, showing its commitment to strengthen its efforts to address climate change. Since FY March 2021, the Company has been taking measures for information disclosure regarding climate-related risks and opportunities in accordance with the TCFD recommendations*3 in four thematic areas “Governance” “Strategy” “Risk Management” and “Metrics and Targets”.
- *1 TCFD: Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. A private-sector-led organization set up by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), in response to the request from the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.
- *2 The TCFD Consortium is an organization established in Japan, aimed at holding discussions on effective corporate information disclosure and efforts for leading disclosed information to appropriate decision-making on investment by financial institutes and other entities. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Financial Services Agency, and the Ministry of the Environment participate in the consortium as observers.
- *3 Source: https://tcfd-consortium.jp/en/about
The Valuable 500
Mazda joined The Valuable 500, an international initiative to promote active inclusion of people with disabilities in January, 2021. The Valuable 500, launched at the World Economic Forum's Annual General Meeting in January 2019, aims to inspire business leaders to make changes for disability inclusion that will enable people with disabilities to realize their potential values in the areas of business, society and economy. In support of this aim, Mazda has established the following commitments to promote and strengthen its efforts.
Mazda has also participated in activities conducted by industrial organizations, such as the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) “Challenge zero” and the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.