SUBARU Environmental Policies
[Established in April 1998, revised in April 2017]
< SUBARU Sustainability Principles >
“The earth, the sky and nature” are Subaru’s fields of business.
With the automotive and aerospace businesses as the pillars of Subaru’s operations, our fields of business are the earth, the sky and nature.
Preservation of the ecosystem of our planet, the earth, the sky and nature, is of utmost importance to ensure the future sustainability of both society and our organization. We align our business strategy to enhance these global goals in all of our operations.
- We develop and deliver products to meet societal needs and contribute to the environment through advanced technologies.
By striving to create advanced technologies that put the environment and safety first, we will develop and deliver products that can contribute to protecting the earth’s environment.
- We focus on efforts aimed at coexistence with nature.
Together with efforts to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions in all of our operations, we will promote active engagement with nature by stressing forest conservation.
- We take on challenges as one through an all-Subaru approach.
Utilizing our unique organizational character that allows us to oversee the entire supply chain, all of us together will take on the challenges of environmental protection of our planet through an all-Subaru approach.
< Environmental Principles >
Subaru’s fields of business are the earth, the sky and nature. Subaru understands that the health and preservation of biodiversity and controlling climate change are critical to ensuring a sustainable future for our planet earth, nature, communities and businesses.
- We develop our products and conduct R&D in light of the lifecycle environmental impacts of our products.
- Our purchasing activities reflect consideration for biodiversity and other aspects of environmental protection.
- We strive to minimize our environmental impact through improving energy efficiency and waste management.
- We strive to minimize our environmental impact through enhancing energy efficiency and promoting pollution prevention.
- We endeavor to recycle resources efficiently and reduce waste.
- We will strive to improve our sustainability program through contributions that meet societal needs and by publicizing our activities as Team Subaru.
Message from the Environmental Committee Chair
Aiming for a Sustainable Society
On April 1, 2017, we changed our company name to Subaru Corporation. In addition, the environmental policy was revised to become the “Subaru Environmental Policy” at the same time as the corporate name change. The new Subaru Environmental Policy is based on the concept that “the earth, the sky and nature are Subaru’s fields of business,” and considers preservation of the ecosystems of our planet, in which Subaru's industrial fields of the automotive and aerospace industries, or “the earth, the sky and nature”, is of utmost importance to ensure the future sustainability of both society and organization. We align our business strategy to enhance these global goals in all our operations. We will strive in all of our corporate activities with this in mind.
Specific activities include acquisition of ISO14001 and Eco Action 21 Value Chain certification, and also by evolving our efforts to the entire Subaru group, a highly efficient environmental management adapted to the industry would be achieved throughout the entire supply chain. At the same time, the Subaru Environmental Policy focuses on initiatives aimed at co-existence with nature. The “Subaru Forest Project” activity that we started as one of those initiatives takes place in Subaru owned forests where forest maintenance and conservation activities are to be carried out with cooperation from local communities.
The 2017 Environmental Report focused on our efforts to address environmental issues such as the entire corporate supply chain and product life cycles from the procurement of raw materials to the manufacturing, distribution, marketing and selling, recycling, and disposal of products. Please read through this information and feel free to leave your frank opinions and impressions.
We will continue to aim for a sustainable society through continuously improving corporate values and contributing to creating a better society and environment based on our management philosophy of aiming to be “a compelling company with a strong market presence.”
Subaru Voluntary Plan for the Environment
Among the targets set in the Fifth Voluntary Plan for the Environment, 95% or greater targets have been achieved.
The Sixth Voluntary Plan for the Environment links the fiscal year plan for the mid-term management plan with the target year of 2020, and intensifies the content for activities to be linked to global approach to the environment.
The 5th Voluntary Plan for the Environment (FY2013 to FY2017)
- 1. Global Warming
- 2. Resource Recycling
- 3. Pollution Prevention and Reduction of Hazardous Chemical Use
- 4. Environmental Management