Mazda Motor Corporation has announced its commitment to making its worldwide factories
carbon neutral by 2035 and its entire supply chain carbon neutral by 2050.

Mazda sees it as the core responsibility of any automotive manufacturer to do their part in
curbing global warming by reducing CO2 emissions in every process of vehicle production,
including manufacturing, transport, vehicle usage, recycling, etc.

Consequently, Mazda has been actively engaged in carbon neutral initiatives.

To achieve carbon neutrality in Mazda factories around the globe by 2035, they plan to
work closely with its partners and proceed via three pillars: (1) energy conservation, (2)
shift to renewable energies, (3) introduction of carbon neutral fuels for in-house

Mazda says the first pillar focuses on energy conservation efforts during the vehicle
manufacturing processes, which emit large amounts of CO2. These include reduction of
thermal energy through the development of low-temperature curing paints and
improvement of energy conversion efficiency by optimising processing technology.

Regarding the second pillar, shifting to renewable energy, Mazda recognises the
importance of not only making steps toward the company’s carbon neutrality, but also that
of contributing to the growth of the local economy.

Therefore, it will participate proactively in efforts of the Carbon Neutral Electricity
Promotion Subcommittee, which aims to expand the supply and demand of carbon neutral
electricity throughout the Chugoku region.

Mazda is also considering various forms of decarbonisation, such as low/carbon-free
power generation in our plants and procurement of electricity from renewable energy

For introduction of carbon neutral fuels, the third pillar of our initiatives, efforts include
Mazda working toward using carbon neutral fuel for in-house transportation in cooperation
with the Hiroshima Council for Automotive Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration
which is promoting the practical use of next-generation biofuels.

Furthermore, it will capitalise on these initiatives conducted in Japan and use them as a
basis to implement the optimal approach for each facility outside Japan.

Through these efforts, Mazda will continue to make steady steps toward the greater
challenge of making our whole supply chain carbon neutral by 2050 and our endeavour to
help create a future where we can coexist with our beautiful planet in harmony and

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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