TOPICS 05
CSR Priority Areas Environment
Cherish and protect the global environment
—The earth, the sky and nature —through Group-wide activities.

Why It Is Important to Us

In FYE2018, Subaru revised its Environmental Policy, declaring that “The earth, the sky and nature” are Subaru’s fields of business, and made clear to strive for the coexistence with nature. These words encapsulate our desire to take the greatest possible care of “The earth, the sky and nature,” since they are the fields in which our automotive and aerospace businesses – the pillars of our enterprise – operate. With the concept that sustainability of both society and Subaru only becomes possible with the existence of rich global environment, that is “The earth, the sky and nature,” the entire Subaru Group will make the greatest possible efforts to undertake global environmental conservation activities.

Making Subaru-style cars that coexist with “The earth, the sky and nature”

Initiatives for a Decarbonized Society

Subaru is aware that climate change is one of our most important issues. We support the Paris Agreement, which is aimed at achieving decarbonization at an early stage in the second half of the 21st century. We have set mid-term targets related to Scope 1 and 2 emissions (CO2 emitted at offices and plants), as well as Scope 3 (CO2 emitted when using our products), and the group is working together to achieve them. We are aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 with Scope 1 and 2 emissions. As a milestone, we are working on a 30% reduction compared to 2016 levels by 2030.
For Scope 3 emissions, we have set target to reduce average well-to-wheel* CO2 emissions from new vehicles (in operation) sold worldwide by 90% or more compared to 2010 levels, make at least 40% of Subaru global sales electric vehicles (EVs) or hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and to apply electrification technologies to all Subaru vehicles produced and sold by the first half of the 2030s. To achieve our mid- to long-term plans for 2030 and 2050, we will continue polishing Subaru’s unique technologies, each employee will always remain aware of our mission, and we still strive to achieve sustainable growth for society and the Subaru group.

*When calculating CO2 emissions, this approach includes those related to the energy source of the power generation, which electric and other vehicles use.

Mid- to long-term targets to reduce CO2 in plants, offices and products
Category Time frame Target
Scope 1, 2 FYE2051 Achieve carbon neutrality
FYE2031 Reduce CO2 emissions by 30% compared with FYE2017 (total volume basis)
Scope 3 2050 Reduce average well-to-wheel CO2 emissions from new vehicles (in operation) by 90% or more compared to 2010 levels
First half of the2030s Apply electrification technologies to all Subaru vehicles produced and sold worldwide
By 2030 Make at least 40% of Subaru global sales electric vehicles (EVs) or hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs)

Combining Environmental Performance and Subaru Style

With the arrival of the era of hybrid cars and EVs, Subaru’s DNA of pursuing enjoyment and peace of mind with the cars we make will remain unchanged. We are making use of our alliance with Toyota Motor Corporation to speed up development of these vehicles, while also pressing forward with the evolution of Subaru’s proprietary core technologies, such as our Subaru Global Platform, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and horizontally-opposed engine. And by combining these advanced technologies at high specs, we will not only reduce CO2, but also further improve safety performance, AWD performance and dynamic quality, emphasizing SUBARU-ness. Whichever the era, Subaru’s aim is to make people-oriented cars. We pursue making cars which deliver enjoyment to the owner when they drive their car, provide a strong sense of security to all who drive or ride in a Subaru car, and coexist with “The earth, the sky and nature.”

* BEV: Battery Electric Vehicle