Environmental Management: Eliminating environmental accidents, complaints and compliance violations

Initiatives to prevent environmental risks: environmental conservation activities based on ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems

Daihatsu first established, operated, and acquired third-party certification for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) based on ISO 14001 in fiscal 1998, at Kyoto Plant. All Daihatsu production plants had acquired ISO 14001 certification by fiscal 2000, and from August 2015 these production plant certifications were integrated and overseen by the Environmental Affairs Department.
Daihatsu also formulated a new company-wide Environmental Policy, expanded the scope of its EMS to cover the entire company, including Head Office and its engineering departments, and in August 2017 acquired certification for the entire company.

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. Environmental Policy

Environmental Philosophy
It is our duty to harmony with the earth and with society

Environmental Policy
1. Daihatsu strive to preserve an abundant environment by considering the impact on the environment throughout the development, production, sales, and disposal of automobiles and units.
2. Daihatsu will establish environmental targets and goals, seek to prevent environmental pollution, and contribute to the realization of a low-carbon society, recycling society, and society in harmony with nature.
3. Daihatsu will comply with environmental laws and regulations, as well as to its own environmental management regulations.
4. Daihatsu will make continuous improvements to its environmental management systems, and develop human resources capable of pursuing Daihatsu’s unique qualities through contributions to the environment.
5. Daihatsu will illuminate each individual customer, value dialogue with local communities and with other related parties both in Japan and overseas, and engage in environmental conservation activities as an upstanding member of society.

Daihatsu will share its Environmental Policy with all related parties, and also announce it publicly.

Scope of Energy Management Systems

EMS covers all employees working at all Daihatsu business sites.

All Daihatsu business sites conduct PDCA cycles for their EMS, and endeavor in their daily management to prevent environmental accidents and complaints, and to comply with all relevant legislation.

There were no environmental accidents or complaints, or of legal violations at Daihatsu in fiscal 2019.

With regard to EMS, in addition to the surveillance and renewal audit carried out by third-party certification bodies, Daihatsu’s Environmental Affairs Department and each of its business sites conduct their own audits, entitled Internal Environmental Audits.

These Internal Environmental Audits are carried out by employees holding chief environmental auditors, environmental auditors, or assistant auditors qualifications from the Japan Japanese Registration of Certificated Auditors and Experts; the internal audits are carried out according to more rigorous standards than third-party audit assessments.

Chemical substance management

Daihatsu works to strengthen management of chemical substances used in its product (cars) and production processes.

The company uses the IMDS (International Material Data System) as a tool to manage its chemical substances, and works to ensure the safety of all chemical substances it uses in its products.

The Daihatsu Group operates production sites in Indonesia and Malaysia; while neither country has chemical substance regulations as stringent as those in Japan at present, they are in the process of being strengthened.
To begin with, the Daihatsu will implement IMDS at its vehicle plants in Indonesia.