Yamaha India celebrates World Environment Day by revving up environmental awareness

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 05 Jun 2019

Yamaha Motor India Group (YMIG) celebrated World Environment Day at its corporate office, plant locations, area offices and select dealerships. All activities were conducted in line with the United Nations theme of cutting down on air pollution and the company organised a number of activities to enhance awareness among its employees, dealers and customers on the importance of a cleaner and greener environment.

Over 10,000 ‘Tulsi’ saplings were distributed to employees, select dealers and customers. In addition, free pollution check-up camps were organised at 21 dealerships in various cities including Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Guwahati and Bhubaneswar. Various employee engagement activities were conducted within the group companies, including screening of environmental protection videos, Kaizen initiatives and planting of saplings.

“The increasing air pollution is a big risk to our society. A healthy ecosystem is essential for the growth of a nation. As a manufacturer, our responsibility should be to provide eco-friendly products through eco- friendly processes. Yamaha globally is implementing its strategic, long-term ‘Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2050’ which aims to reduce CO2 emissions during manufacturing and reduction in the volume of resources usage by 50 percent from the base year of 2010 by the target year 2050. We are committed to develop fuel efficient engines, adopt clean energy sources and implement energy efficient activities in our processes, to comply with local regulations and maintain a healthy environment all over the world,” said Motofumi Shitara, chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies.

Yamaha has installed solar power plants in its factory premises at Chennai and Surajpur as part of its goal to utilise renewable energy sources in the manufacturing processes. The current capacity of the Yamaha’s solar power plants at Surajpur (Uttar Pradesh) is 6200 KW and at Chennai (Tamil Nadu) 3500 KW.

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