Mitsubishi Fuso Issues Environmental and Social Report 2009
December 25, 2009
Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) today issued its “Environmental and Social Report 2009” (Japanese version), summarizing domestic environmental and social activities in FY2008.
As an integral part of Daimler Trucks, the world’s largest truck manufacturer, MFTBC considers environmental preservation as a top priority for its business management. The company’s Environmental and Social Report is issued every year for the purpose of providing information on these efforts.
In this year’s edition, the company’s various environmental efforts are featured. Included are the status of the company’s mid-term Environmental Sustainability Plan, efforts on environmental preservation throughout the entire life cycle of products, and corporate social responsibility activities.
Highlights include the following:
|1. Major Progress in Environmental Sustainability Plan:|
|||MFTBC’s CO2 emissions in production process in FY2008 were down 11.5% from the previous fiscal year (2007) to 95,000 tons, influenced by production cuts due to economic downturn, which meant a reduction of 50% compared to FY1990. So MFTBC achieved its 2010 target reduction rate of 20% for CO2 emissions, versus FY1990 levels.|
|||Recycling situation complying with the Automobile Recycling Law in FY2008: The recycling rate of ASR (Automobile Shredder Residue) was 72.4%, meeting the legal standard (over 30%).|
|2. Corporate Social Activities:|
|||Plant tours offered for local community people and elementary school children.|
|||Assistance to reconstruction activities in disaster areas.|
|||Cultural exchange between Japan and Germany through student exchange programs like the Takenoko program, and support for artistic and sports activities.|
|About Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2008, the company sold a total of about 197,700 vehicles including light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Daimler AG owns 85% of MFTBC shares and 15% of shares are held by various Mitsubishi group companies. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks Division of Daimler AG.