The Seventh Daihatsu Environmental Action Plan 2021 - 2025

The Seventh Daihatsu Environmental Action Plan (2021 ‒ 2025) Specific Actions and Targets

The Daihatsu Group has formulated the Environmental Action Plan 2030 (medium-term goals)
and is proactively address environmental issues to achieve a sustainable society.
We are implementing a variety of social contribution activities in cooperation with our stakeholders in Japan
and overseas while sharing information.

Low carbon society

[Products]
We will contribute to constructing a low carbon society by reducing global CO2 emissions from new vehicles.

Action Items Specific Actions and Targets
Improve fuel efficiency to reduce global CO2 emissions from new vehicles. Reduce global CO2 emissions from new vehicles by 30% compared with 2010 levels.
(Japan)
  • Promote continuous improvement of fuel efficiency to achieve the 2030 fuel economy standards.
  • Develop technologies to achieve with top level fuel efficiency performance.
(Overseas)
  • Deploy Daihatsu’s fuel efficiency technology in a way that suits local infrastructure and social conditions.
Develop mobility powered by diverse energy sources.
  • Promote technological development and market introduction of electric vehicles.
  • Develop the mobility of low-carbon and multi-purpose, using diverse sources of energy, to respond to changes in social structure and the way vehicles are used.
Reduce exhaust gas emissions to contribute to improving urban atmospheric condition in each country and region.
  • Develop low-concentration exhaust gas technology and steadily introduce low exhaust emission vehicles into markets for contributing to improving urban atmospheric condition in each country and region.
Promote environmental management at the development stage.
  • Development and progress management of environmental targets using eco-vehicle environmental assessment system (Eco-VAS) at the new vehicle development planning stage.

*Eco-VAS: Eco-Vehicle Assessment System (environmental evaluation assessment system for vehicle development)
At the planning stage, we set environmental targets based on the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) concept of production, customer use and disposal, and to promote steady achievement of environmental targets.

Related SDGs

7.2 Expansion of renewable energy
7.3 Improvement in energy efficiency

9.1 Sustainable infrastructure development
9.4 Sustainable technologies
/industrial processes

13.1 Reduction of CO2 emissions

[Production / Renewable Energy]
Aiming to achieve the plant zero CO2 emissions challenge by 2050 and the 2030 milestones,
Daihatsu will promote activities in accordance with its own road map to steadily achieve the targets set by backcasting.

Action Items Specific Actions and Targets
Reduce environmental load through efficient production activities. Reduce global CO2 emissions from production by 30% compared with 2013 levels.
  • Refine production lines on a large scale.
  • Replace and update production equipment with high-efficiency equipment.
  • Raise the level of daily improvement and operations management.
  • Introduce renewable energy.
    (Japan: based on total emissions; overseas: based on BAU)
Develop and introduce technologies toward zero CO2 emissions. Promote technological innovations for CO2 emissions reduction.
  • Set goals for development of new technologies for CO2 emissions reduction.
  • Discover and targeting of innovative technologies.
Introduction of renewable energy for non-fossil energy.
  • Use electricity from renewable energy sources by introducing photovoltaic power generation.
  • Consider non-fossil sources of heat utilization energy.
Related SDGs

7.2 Expansion of renewable energy
7.3 Improvement in energy efficiency

9.1 Sustainable infrastructure development
9.4 Sustainable technologies
/industrial processes

13.1 Reduction of CO2 emissions

Recycling Society

We will promote the development of items to be installed in new models launched from 2030 to 2050 and after-treatment systems, in accordance with the road map, aiming to achieve Car-to-Car recycling by 2050,
which will utilize the resources of end-of-life vehicles for new vehicle production.

Action Items Specific Actions and Targets
Promote easy to dismantle 3R design. Contribute to promote recycling of resources by expansion and modeling of the easy to dismantle 3R design.

*3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Contribute worldwide through end-of-life vehicle treatment and recycling technology developed in Japan. Respond appropriately without delay to local recycling-related laws and regulations in each country.
Develop 3R technologies and 3R systems for rare resources and end-of-life vehicles/parts.
  • Continue operation of existing systems.
  • Develop 3R technologies and 3R systems for rare resources, products,and end-of-life vehicles/parts.
Related SDGs

9.1 Sustainable infrastructure
development
9.4 Sustainable technologies
/industrial processes

12.2 Sustainable management and efficient
use of natural resources
12.4 Management of the waste
12.5 Reduction of the waste

Society in Harmony with Nature

We will vigorously implement social contribution harmony-with-nature activities to foster an eco-friendly mindset in employees and develop eco-friendly human resources, with the aim of playing a leading role in harmony-with-nature activities in local communities.

Action Items Specific Actions and Targets
Promote harmony-with-nature activities to pass on communities with rich natural diversity to future generations.

All Daihatsu Green Wave Project
Promote forest conservation activities.
Promote activities to create business sites in harmony with nature.
  • Promote conservation of biodiversity by restoring and protecting diverse local ecosystems.
Promote Kotodukuri (making things happen) and Hitozukuri (human resource development) through harmony-with-nature activities. Expand various community contribution activities related to harmony with nature to all Daihatsu Group companies and local communities.
  • Foster an eco-friendly mindset in employees and develop eco-friendly human resources through harmony-with-nature activities on a global basis.
  • Expand activities undertaken by business sites to local communities.
  • Promote community-oriented activities in collaboration and cooperation with local residents.
  • Contribute to environmental education for children by providing hands-on learning programs using the ecosystem of company forests and business sites.
Related SDGs

6.6 Protection and restoration
of water-related ecosystems

15.2 Prevention of the deforestation
15.4 The conservation of mountain
ecosystems,including their biodiversity
15.5 Protection of the endangered species
15.8 Prevention of the invasive alien species

Environmental Management

We will strive to develop and continually improve the environmental management systems and information sharing systems, eliminate environmental accidents and compliance violations.

Action Items Specific Actions and Targets
Eliminate of environmental accidents, complaints and compliance violations. Zero accidents, complaints and compliance violations.
  • Thoroughly comply with environmental laws and regulations in each country and region and strengthen proactive prevention measures for environmental risks.
  • Improve chemical substance management in response to increasingly stringent regulations worldwide.
Promote and strengthen environmental management by cooperating with business partners globally.
  • Implement activities to maintain and improve the environmental performance of all group companies.
    (waste/water usage, water quality, VOC emissions, CO2 emissions from other than plant)
  • Maintain and develop EMS and promote the independence and autonomy of each company.
  • Disseminate the latest Green Purchasing Guidelines to suppliers (every time the Guidelines are revised).
  • Promote and strengthen environmental activities through the environmental certification system for Daihatsu sales companies.
Enhance active disclosure of environmental information and communication in each country and region.
  • Establish a relationship of trust with local communities through proactive disclosure of environmental information in each country and region.
  • Share environmental information and knowledge/know-how among group companies in Japan and overseas and improve the level of activities through mutual learning.
Further strengthen education and awareness-raising activities for employees, including those at affiliated companies in Japan and overseas.
  • Raise environmental awareness among all employees, including those of affiliated companies in Japan and overseas, through continuous environmental education and continual provision of information.
  • Encourage employees to recognize the necessity of environmentally conscious business management and to consider environmental problems as their own problems and act voluntarily to protect the environment.
Related SDGs

3.9 Reduction of the environmental
pollution

6.3 Minimizing the release of hazardous
chemicals substances and improvement
of water quality
6.4 Address water scarcity

11.6 Reduction of the environmental
load of cities

12.4 Management of waste
12.5 Reduction of waste