Goals and Achievements

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Goal

Achievements in FY2012

Status

Future Initiatives

Environmental Management System

Examine the Group-wide environmental management system

Decided to introduce the Yamaha Environmental Management System (YEMS) for application throughout the Group and reviewed the scope of the integrated ISO 14001 system in Japan

Introduce YEMS to sites in Japan and overseas

Expand the Yamaha Environment-Related Information System (Yecos)

Expanded to sales office and operation of a waste system

Initiate waste system operations

Promote environmental training and education activities

Provided internal environmental auditor training

Hold internal environmental auditor training seminars

Held brush-up seminars for internal environmental auditors

Hold brush-up seminars for internal environmental auditors in response to ISO 14001 integration

Conducted environmental seminars (330 participants) Theme: “Forests and Corporations: Toward an Era of Responsible Wood Procurement”

Continue to conduct environmental seminars

Product development

Promote environmentally friendly product development

Continued to implement regular education incorporating environmentally friendly design

Continue to manage and implement regular employee education about environmentally friendly design

Established and operated an internal recognition system for environmentally friendly products

Promote product recycling

Continued to manage the recycling of certain products, such as used electronic musical instruments and packaging materials

Continue to manage the recycling of certain products, such as used electronic musical instruments and packaging materials

Promote design of easy-to-recycle products

Comply with limitation of hazardous chemical materials in products as stated in EU RoHS Directive and similar standards

Enhanced response to environmental laws and regulations in products through a review of internal systems

Responded to required items for the revised RoHS Directive and the second stage of regulations for standby electricity under the ErP Directive irrespective of shipment country

Strengthen internal system of environmental compliance in products

Respond swiftly to environmental laws and regulations in new products

Green procurement

Promote green procurement

Maintained and managed declaration system concerning hazardous chemical materials in products used by suppliers in line with trends in regulations and industry

Manage and maintain declaration system concerning hazardous chemical materials in products used by suppliers in line with trends in regulations and industry

Prevention of global warming

•Continue ongoing reduction

•CO2 emissions volume down 44% compared to FY1990 (61,100 tons of CO2 per year; 2.6% reduction year on year)*

Consider targets for CO2 emissions reduction

•Consider target level for CO2 emission reduction after FY2010
•1% reduction in CO2 emissions per unit of sales on FY2011

•Continue considering of target level
•CO2 emissions per unit of sales increased by 0.5% year on year (to 238,000 tons-CO2 per year per ¥100 million) (impact due to decline in sales)

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1% reduction in CO2 emissions per unit of sales in FY2012

Waste reduction

Maintain Zero Emissions and improve recycling quality

Achieved 0.22% landfill disposal, compared to Zero Emissions target of under 1%

Maintain Zero Emissions and improve recycling quality

Protection of the ozone layer

Maintain elimination of CFCs and HCFCs from manufacturing processes*

Completely eliminated in April 2005; not used since then

Maintain complete elimination

Management of chemical substances

Reduce VOC emissions by 30% on FY2000 levels*

VOC emissions volume reduced by 74% compared to FY2000 (128 tons per year, 5% reduction year on year)

Reduce VOC emissions by 30% on FY2000 levels*

Groundwater purification

Continue ongoing purification of groundwater (1 site)

Improved to level close to environmental standard figure

Continue using pumped water aeration and activated carbon absorption methods for groundwater purification

Biodiversity

Consider relationship between business activities and biodiversity

Continued to promote procurement based on Timber Procurement and Usage Guidelines

Continue to promote procurement based on Timber Procurement and Usage Guidelines

Social contribution

Conservation of forests outside of Japan: Implement tree-planting activities in Phase 2 of the "Yamaha Forest" in Indonesia between FY2010 and FY2014

Continued tree-planting initiative as a part of Phase 2 of the "Yamaha Forest" in Indonesia

Continue further tree-planting activities as a part of Phase 2 of the "Yamaha Forest" in Indonesia

Conservation of forests in Japan: Provide support for regeneration of the Enshunada coastal forest under Phase 2 (FY2012-FY2016)

•150 Yamaha employees and their families and volunteers from the general public planted 200 trees as part of the "Shizuoka Forests of the Future Supporter System" to support the regeneration of the Enshunada coastal forest

Continue support for the regeneration of the Enshunada coastal forest under Phase 2

Conduct and participate in local cleanup campaigns

Approximately 1,000 people participated in local cleanup campaigns

Continue to engage in local cleanup campaigns

Environmental communication

Disclose information through CSR report and website

Published a printed CSR Report introducing activities and a Web-based report containing full information on activities and data

Continue publishing a printed and a web-based CSR Report

Disclose information through participation in various events

•Participated in "Fujinokuni Eco Challenge" in Shizuoka prefecture

•Continued "Kakegawa STOP Global Warming Partnership Agreement" (Kakegawa Factory)

•Continued "Kakegawa STOP Global Warming Partnership Agreement" (Kakegawa Factory)

Disclose information through participation in various events

  • * Yamaha Corporation Headquarters and factories, and Yamaha Group manufacturing companies in Japan

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