Hino Motors, Ltd. has finalized its 2020 Environment Initiative Plan, an action plan for environmental measures spanning from fiscal 2016 to 2020.
Under this plan, Hino will continue focusing on the main areas designated in its 2015 Environment Initiative Plan, which is its action plan effective until March 31, 2016. These areas are building a low-carbon society, creation of a closed loop economy, environmental conservation & creation of a society coexisting in harmony with nature, and environmental management.
They will work to help realize low-carbon societies by improving the fuel efficiency of their trucks and buses while developing and promoting next-generation vehicles. The company also intends to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions at the production and logistics stages by making its manufacturing more environmentally friendly and its transport operations more efficient. At the vehicle usage stage, they will promote “Eco-driving” to customers with the goal of enabling them to use Hino vehicles in ways that are easier on the environment.
At the product development and design stages, Hino will consider how to more effectively utilize resources and incorporate recycling into its vehicle designs. The company also intends to reduce waste matter and reuse resources across all stages of the vehicle lifecycle, from production through to disposal. It will also work to ensure proper compliance with automobile recycling-related laws and regulations in every country.
Hino will actively work to release low-emission vehicles to the market in order to help improve air quality in each of the countries and regions where they are sold. At all of its factories, the company will promote measures that consider biodiversity, with the goal of operating them in a sustainable manner, in harmony with local ecosystems. They also plan to organize environmental activities together with the residents of areas surrounding its worksites for the purpose of helping those communities thrive in harmony with nature.
Finally, they are putting environmental management into practice in collaboration with Hino Motors Group companies around the world. Each member company of the Group worldwide is putting action plans in place and carrying out activities intended for meeting specified targets. In addition, Hino intends to help raise awareness of the environment through related training programs for its employees, along with educational seminars and other environmental events, and it will proactively disclose information about its activities via its websites, CSR reports, and other publications.