The Yamaha Group engages is activities to preserve the environment in regions where it has factories, marketing bases and other business offices, such as through clean-up activities and tree planting. We also help prevent global warming in these regions.
Local Clean-Up Activities
Every June is the Yamaha Group “Environment Month” in Japan, during which employees at manufacturing bases set out on a campaign to clean up the local area as a part of our efforts to preserve the environment and contribute to society. Every year, many employees and their families pick up trash and clean areas around Yamaha business offices and group companies. In fiscal 2012, 830 people participated at ten business locations.
Local Tree Planting Activities
The Yamaha Group plants trees in Japan and Indonesia, where several of its key business bases are located.
Working in Partnership with Local Communities to Preserve the Environment
The Yamaha Group is involved in activities to preserve the environment at local business offices, including measures to prevent global warming.
(1)Cooperated with Global Warming Prevention Activities in Shizuoka Prefecture
Since fiscal 2007, Yamaha Corporation has been a member of the executive committee for the “Fujinokuni Eco Challenge” (before 2010, "STOP Global Warming Action Campaign") - a participatory campaign in Shizuoka Prefecture involving citizen groups, individuals, corporations, and student clubs. Yamaha awards prizes to the best global warming prevention initiative implemented by ordinary households and registers activities being undertaken at Yamaha Group companies with the Fujinokuni Eco Challenge in order to promote them further.
“Fujinokuni Eco Challenge” 2012 activity report
(2)Cooperating with Environmental Activities in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Yamaha's Kakegawa Factory has been a co-sponsor of Kakegawa City's Environmental Fund since fiscal 2007, as a part of our activities to contribute locally and preserve the environment. The Kakegawa Factory emits about 20 tons of waste paper annually, and this waste paper is given to an environmental organization that sells it, and the proceeds are given to the Environmental Fund.
The Environmental Fund was used to install solar power equipment at elementary and junior high schools in Kakegawa City. In February 2011, all 31 schools completed the installation, and in appreciation Yamaha Corporation and 14 other sponsor companies received a letter of thanks from the city. In October 2012, we concluded a Kibo no Mori Partnership Agreement for forest preservation activities with Kakegawa City and started participating in related activities in support. Yamaha Resort Tsumagoi, which is inside the city, has also signed the agreement.
Promoting Environmentally Conscious Events
The Yamaha Group strives diligently to promote environmental awareness in the events that its hosts or sponsors.
«Environmentally Friendly Gold Tournament» Yamaha Corporation
Each year, Yamaha Corporation and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. jointly host the Yamaha Ladies Open Katsuragi golf tournament. In planning the event, a number of measures are taken to ensure environmentally friendly tournament management. As a global warming countermeasure, we have introduced green energy certification for electricity used during the tournament, and spectators are asked in advance to use public transportation or car sharing to attend the event.
In addition, with the help of spectators we take active steps to reduce waste and promote the recycling of resources by collecting and separating garbage, using recyclable plastic bottles and disposable chopsticks made from wood produced through forest maintenance operations.
Green Power Certification for the April 2013 tournament
Spectators who arrived using car sharing were eligible for a raffle to win goods
Separating recyclables and waste at an eco-station