To achieve carbon neutrality in Mazda factories worldwide by 2035, Mazda continues to work closely with its partners and focuses on three areas of activity: (1) energy conservation, (2) shifting to renewable energy, and (3) CO2-neutral introduction. fuel for internal transportation.
For the first work area, Mazda wants to make efforts to save energy during the manufacture of cars that emit large amounts of CO2. For example, Mazda aims to reduce thermal energy through the development of low-temperature curing paints and improve energy conversion efficiency through optimization of processing technology.
With regard to the second area of activity, the shift to renewable energy, Mazda recognizes the importance of not only taking steps towards corporate carbon neutrality, but also contributing to the growth of the local economy where its factories are located. . Mazda will proactively participate in the efforts of the Carbon Neutral Electricity Promotion Subcommittee in the Chugoku region, which aims to increase and expand the demand for and supply of carbon neutral electricity in each region. Mazda is also considering various forms of decarbonization, such as generating low/carbon-free power in its factories and purchasing electricity from renewable energy suppliers.
With regard to the introduction of CO2 neutral fuels, the third area of activity, Mazda’s activities focus, among others, on the use of CO2 neutral fuels for internal transportation. This was done in partnership with the Hiroshima Council for Automotive Industry-Academics-Government Collaboration, which promotes the use of next-generation biofuels.
In addition, Mazda will draw on the experience gained from initiatives launched in Japan and use it as a basis for implementing the most appropriate approach for each facility outside of Japan. With these efforts, Mazda aims to take steps towards the even bigger challenge of having the entire supply chain carbon neutral by 2050.