Mazda has produced an annual environmental report since 2001, and an
annual CSR report that contains supplemental social information since
The Social and Environmental Report (SER) 2006 is the most diverse
to date, with information on Mazda's international cultural exchange projects
and contributions towards the promotion of human rights. It also introduces projects being led by women in quality circles and contains enhanced environmental information, such as the mid-term environmental plan "Mazda Green Plan 2010." Additionally, contents include local community initiatives and environmental information concerning overseas affiliates of the Mazda Group. Every page also features stakeholders' comments.
Special features on Mazda's original initiatives, such as "Global Society and Mazda" and "The Global Environment and Mazda", have been put together for the report. The report also contains information on Mazda's efforts for its stakeholders, environmental achievements, and the "Fiscal 2005 Performance Report."
* The English version will be released at a later date
|Cleaner exhaust emissions
- Achieve the Super Ultra Low Emission
Vehicle (SU-LEV) standard in most passenger vehicles.
- The Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
standard was achieved in the MPV, Mazda5, Mazda2, Mazda6, Verisa,
- Mazda achieved the standard for 92.3% for passenger
vehicles (75.1% for SU-LEV and 17.2% for U-LEV).
- Promote introduction of low emission
vehicles that meet Tier2/LEV2 regulations.
- The Tier2/LEV2 regulations were met for
- Develop and launch next-generation
clean diesel vehicles.
- DPF engine models were introduced
for the Mazda3, Mazda5, and Mazda6.
|Improved Fuel economy
- Continue to meet the fuel economy
standard for 2010 for all weight classes of passenger vehicles, and
promote further improvements in fuel economy for the Japanese
- The 2010 fuel economy standards were achieved for all passenger vehicles except for the 1.5-ton passenger vehicle class.
- Continue to meet the Corporate Average
Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations, which are expected become stricter
in the future.
- For both passenger vehicles and commercial
vehicles, CAFE fuel efficiency standards were achieved.
- To promote reduction of the corporate
average CO2 emissions
- Corporate average CO2 emissions were
reduced by 4.6g/km from the FY2004 level (internal calculation).
|Vehicle weight reduction
||- Achieve Mazda's target vehicle weight.
||- Plans to reduce vehicle weight were pursued, such
as installing aluminum bonnets and trunk lids on the Roadster (MX-5).
||- Meet Mazda's voluntary standards for noise reduction,
which are stricter than the latest noise reduction regulations.
||- The noise reduction level for all vehicles met Mazda's
voluntary standard figures.
|Development of alternative fuel vehicles
||- Develop and introduce more vehicles equipped
with the hydrogen rotary engine.
||- The Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE, which is equipped with
a rotary-engine that can run on both gasoline and hydrogen fuel,
was delivered to two companies in the energy sector.
- The Premacy
Hydrogen RE Hybrid was exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show.
|- Promote development of hybrid vehicles.
||- Ten Tribute Hybrids were donated to the Orange County
Fire Authority in California, in the United States.
|- Promote development of alternative fuel technologies
for biomass or synthetic fuels.
||-Technology that enables use of B5, a blend of 5%
biomass fuel and 95% petroleum diesel fuel, was introduced in Europe.
|Reduction of environmentally unfriendly
||- Hexavalent chromium: zero use by the end of 2006
||- Hexavalent chromium: Use of hexavalent chromium in some parts was eliminated through development of a substitution technique.
|- Lead: zero use (except for use in soldering, batteries, as a steel additive to improve machinability etc).
||- Use of lead was eliminated for parts subject to regulations.
|Mercury: zero use (except for use in LCD displays, and high-intensity-gas-discharged headlights etc).
||- Use of mercury was eliminated except for LCD displays and high-intensity-gas-discharged headlights.
|Cadmium: zero use
||Use of cadmium was eliminated for parts subject to regulations.
|- Reduce the amount of refrigerant used in car
air-conditioners: reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) by 20%
or more from the FY1995 level.
||- Technology which reduces the amount of HFC by 10%
or more compared to the FY1995 level was installed in the Verisa,
Mazda3, Mazda5, Mazda6, MX-5, RX-8 and the MPV.
|- Promote development and application of new alternative
refrigerants less harmful than CFCs, such as HFC134a.
||-Mazda carried out research into new refrigerants
for car air-conditioners that are less harmful to the environment.
|Reduction of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) used
in cabin interiors
||- Conform to cabin interior concentration levels
set by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare for all new products.
||- A body sealer with reduced VOC emissions was adopted.
Methods to lower VOC emissions were employed for some interior parts.
A deodorizing filter with an aldehyde removal feature was offered
as an option on core models.
|Vehicle recycling (at the development
||- Create new vehicles that are easy to disassemble
||- 90% recyclability was achieved with the all-new
MPV and the Roadster (MX-5).
|- Develop state-of-the-art bumper recycling technology
and to use recycled materials for new vehicle parts.
||- Recycled bumper material was used for the all-new
MPV as well as the RX-8.
|- Promote development of bioplastics that have
sufficient quality, strength and heat resistance to be used for interior
||- A high-strength and heat-resistant bioplastic was
developed thanks to a joint industry-government-academia project.
|Reduction of industrial waste
||- Reduce the total volume of landfill waste resulting from domestic production to zero.
||- Direct landfill waste volume was reduced by 0.5%
compared to the FY1999 level. (365 tons per year).
was totally eliminated.
|- Reduce use of packaging materials by 30% from
to the FY1999 level.
||- Use of packaging materials was reduced by 20.5% compared
to the FY1999 level.
|Measures to combat global warming
||- Reduce CO2 emissions from domestic production
by 10% from the FY1990 level.
||- CO2 emissions from domestic production were reduced
by 24.2% from the FY1990 level.
|- Reduce CO2 emissions from distribution by 15%
from the FY1990 level.
||- CO2 emissions from distribution were reduced by
12% from the FY1999 level.
||- Achieve the 2015 standards ahead of schedule:
Residue (ASR) (waste produced through destruction of end-of-life-vehicles):
make 70% recyclable
Vehicle: 95% recyclable
|ASR: 63% recyclable
Vehicle: 94% recyclable
|- Increase volume of waste bumpers collected from
Mazda associated dealerships.
||- Collected 52,476 bumpers.
|Reduction of VOC emissions from paints.
||- Reduce the concentration of VOC emissions to
||- Reduced the concentration of VOC emissions to 34.3g/m2.
|Projects with suppliers
||- Promote EMS (Environment Management System)
among suppliers. Design a plan to maintain and improve EMS for suppliers.
|- 97% of major suppliers achieved ISO14001.
|Conservation projects with sales companies
||- Implement a unified EMS target for 19 sales companies (initial target). Started in FY2006 with the major sales companies,
and proceeding in order.
||Materials and management techniques were advanced
in preparation for the introduction of MECA21 (Mazda's Environment
Care Approach 21) in FY2006. To prepare for the introduction of MECA21
in the first half of FY2006 Mazda also commenced a training exercise.
(MECA21 is a set of independent environmental guidelines designed
in conjunction with the Mazda Dealership Association.)
|Conservation projects with parts sales companies
||- Introduce EMS to Mazda's parts sales companies
||Started to introduce EMS to parts sales companies
(Mazda carried out EMS training seminars and implemented leadership
seminars with five companies as a start.
|Communication with the community
||- Hold environmental events and proactively promote participation.
||- Made a presentation in a month-long environmental exhibition and "Eco Car World"
Published the Social and Environmental Report 2005
||- Organize a voluntary local area clean-up|
- Organize environmental education by dispatching lecturers.
|- Participate - volunteer cleam-up in local. |
- Dispatch lecturers to environmental talks.