Mazda Motor Corporation is committed to making its plants carbon neutral by 2035 as it works to ensure its supply chain is carbon neutral by 2050.
It will continue under three pillars: (1) energy saving, (2) switching to renewable energy, (3) introducing carbon-neutral fuels for home transportation.
The first column focuses on energy saving efforts during the manufacturing processes of machines that emit large amounts of CO2. This includes reducing thermal energy by developing low-temperature curing paints and improving energy conversion efficiency by optimizing processing technology.
As for the second pillar, the transition to renewable energy, Mazda realizes not only the importance of taking steps towards the company’s carbon neutrality, but also the importance of contributing to the growth of the local economy. Therefore, it will actively participate in the Subcommittee on the Promotion of Carbon Neutral Electricity, which aims to expand the supply and demand of carbon neutral electricity in the Chugoku region.
“We are also considering various forms of decarbonization, such as the production of low / carbon-free electricity in our plants and the purchase of electricity from renewable energy suppliers,” the automaker said.
Efforts to introduce carbon-neutral fuels include efforts to use carbon-neutral fuels for inland transportation in collaboration with the Hiroshima Automotive Industry Council, an academy-government that promotes the practical use of next-generation biofuels.
“We will use these initiatives in Japan and use them as a basis for an optimal approach to each facility outside of Japan.”
Mazda promises carbon neutral plants
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