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In March 2018, Mitsubishi Motors formulated Environment Initiative Program 2019, which shows the environmental initiatives. The program sets the plan for the period ending in fiscal 2019 when the mid-term business plan "DRIVE FOR GROWTH" is being implemented. The program seeks to improve and enhance the Group's systems and foundation so that the Group can take on new environmental issues. The two central pillars of these initiatives are enhancing environmental management and implementing initiatives to address environmental issues, with the aim of continuing and deepening the initiatives that are already being implemented.

List of Environment Initiative Program 2019 initiatives

①Enhancing environmental management

–:Initiatives from fiscal 2018
Field Initiative Implementation Items FY2017 Results
  • Renewable energy
  • Use renewable energy considering local characteristics
  • Water resources
  • Manage water risks at each production site
  • Environmental activities in purchasing
  • Deploy Green Procurement Guidelines to overseas plant business partners
  • Assess environmental management conditions and CO2 emissions of procurement business partners
  • Environmental activities in sales
  • Promote the acquisition of Eco-Action 21 certification to our dealers
  • Emphasize and publicize value of EV/PHEVs to expand them widely
  • Environmental data management
  • Renew central environmental data management system
  • Improve reliability of implementation and evaluation methods for GHG*1 emissions LCA*2 for new vehicles
  • Update LCA database

*1 GHG stands for greenhouse gas

*2 LCA stands for Life Cycle Assessment, which is a technique for calculating the environmental impact of a product from manufacturing to disposal

②Initiatives to address environmental issues

–´╝ÜInitiatives from fiscal 2018
Field Initiative Implementation Items FY2017 Results
Responding to climate change and energy issues
  • Reduce CO2 emissions while driving
  • CO2 emissions per new vehicle while driving: 8% reduction compared to FY2010
  • CO2 emissions per vehicle: -10%
  • Develop technologies for next-generation environmentally-friendly vehicles
  • Promote development of motor efficiency improvement methods
  • Development completed: Use in 2019 model PHEVs (motor output improvement)
  • Reduce amount of CO2 emitted by production activities
  • CO2 emissions at production facilities per production vehicle: 37% reduction compared to FY2005
  • CO2 emissions per vehicle: -28%
  • Reduce amount of CO2 emitted by non-production activities
  • 1% annual reduction in unit CO2 emissions in non-production facilities
  • Vs. previous fiscal year (FY2016): -2.8%
  • Reduce amount of CO2 emitted by logistics activities
  • CO2 emissions per unit of transportation in Japan: 9% reduction compared to FY2010
  • Vs. FY2010: -5.7%
Resource circulation
  • Develop new technologies for improving the recyclability and appropriate processing of EV/PHEVs
  • Commercialize simplified disassembly design
  • Development completed: Use in new model Outlander PHEV (iron battery case)
  • Selecting materials with outstanding recyclability
  • Recycle design guideline formulation
  • Recycling management systems responding to an increase of used items
  • Commercialize and expand usage of resource-conserving materials
  • Commercialize parts resource conservation technology
  • Expand use of recycled material
  • Reduce disposal volume
  • Externally-disposed waste of production activities per production vehicle: 52% reduction compared to FY2005
  • Externally-disposed waste per vehicle: -54%
Pollution prevention
  • Improve risk management system for hazardous substances in products
  • Thorough management of managed substances
  • Thorough management by obtaining information regarding development of stricter regulations, revising systems, etc.
  • Reduce use of hazardous substances
  • 35g/m2 or less of VOC*3 emissions per painting area in production activities
  • VOC emissions: 34g/m2
Environmental preservation
  • Promote preservation of biodiversity
  • Conduct biological surveys and implement conservation activities at sites in Japan
  • Conducted ecosystem survey in Mizushima area
  • Pajero Forest planting and tree growing activities
  • Conducted two activities per year
  • Tree planting activities at overseas business sites
  • MMPC (Philippines) started tree-planting project with DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources)

*3 VOC stands for Volatile organic compounds