Commitment to making Mazda factories worldwide go carbon neutral by 2035

Mazda Motor Corporation today announced our commitment to make Mazda factories globally carbon neutral by 2035, keeping in mind our goal of making our entire supply chain carbon neutral by 2050

Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that we are committed to making Mazda’s plants globally carbon neutral by 2035, while adhering to our goal of making our entire supply chain carbon neutral by 2050.

Mazda considers it the most important responsibility of any automaker to do its part to reduce global warming by reducing CO .2 emissions in any process of vehicle production, including production, transportation, vehicle use, recycling, etc.
That is why Mazda has been actively involved in climate neutral initiatives.

To achieve carbon neutrality in Mazda plants around the world by 2035, we plan to work closely with our partners and work through three pillars: (1) energy conservation, (2) shift to renewables, (3) introduction of carbon neutral fuels for in-house transport.

Step-by-step plan for CO2 emission reduction

The first pillar focuses on efforts to conserve energy during vehicle manufacturing processes, which contain large amounts of CO. expel2† These include reduction of thermal energy by developing low temperature curing paint and improving energy conversion efficiency by optimizing processing technology.

With regard to the second pillar, the switch to renewable energy, Mazda recognizes the importance of not only taking steps towards carbon neutrality, but also contributing to the growth of the local economy. Therefore, we will proactively participate in the efforts of the Subcommittee on the Promotion of Carbon Neutral Electricity, which aims to expand the supply of and demand for carbon neutral electricity throughout the Chugoku region. We are also considering various forms of decarbonisation, such as low/carbon free power generation in our factories and sourcing electricity from renewable energy suppliers.

For the introduction of carbon-neutral fuels, the third pillar of our initiatives, Mazda’s efforts include the use of carbon-neutral fuel for internal transportation in conjunction with the Hiroshima Council for Automotive Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration, which will explore the practical use of next-generation biofuels.

In addition, we will take advantage of these initiatives in Japan and use them as a foundation to implement the optimal approach for each facility outside of Japan.

Through these efforts, Mazda will continue to take steady steps toward the greater challenge of making our entire supply chain carbon neutral by 2050 and our commitment to help create a future where we can live in harmony and forever with our beautiful planet.

SOURCE: Mazda

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