Mazda has a guiding principle to promote environmental protection and contribute to a better society. We are fully committed to a policy of minimizing pollution and conserving world resources.
Mazda is aiming to reduce direct landfill waste to zero at all its domestic manufacturing plants (including development, administration and technology sections).
Over 75% of all plastic parts are suitable for recycling and all gaskets and brake-pads are asbestos-free. We use no ozone-damaging CFCs in polyurethane products such as the foam padding in seats, armrests and steering wheels.
We strive to use only the required amount of energy in the required place at the required time. Every step is taken to save energy where possible. In addition to this, we have for a significant time been operating a cogeneration system (generating heat and electricity at the same time), in our attempts to utilize energy in the most efficient way possible.
Mazda is committed to the prevention of global warming and as part of this commitment is working hard on research and development aimed at improving the fuel efficiency of its cars, thereby reducing the amount of CO2 emitted. Currently we are working on improving engine combustion, increasing transmission efficiency and reducing the weight of our vehicles, in order to be able to release passenger vehicles that meet Japanese 2010 fuel efficiency standards in all weight categories onto the market as soon as possible.
Ecology & High Performance
At Mazda, we are serious about our responsibility to develop cars that make future-oriented use of energy while meeting human mobility requirements. At the same time, we are dedicated to offering cars that embody unique Mazda values. Consequently, we are moving forward with an environment-centered program that encompasses development of hydrogen-fuelled rotary-engine cars (these represent a technological asset that is unique to Mazda) and sales of hybrid cars.
Mazda Eco Mark
As an outward sign of our commitment to a sustainable automotive future, we've created a Mazda Eco Mark that we'll be affixing to hydrogen-fuelled rotary-engine cars and other cars that contain our environmental technologies.