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Fuso Issues Environmental and Social Report 2012

October 22, 2012
Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today issued its “Environmental and Social Report 2012” (Japanese version), summarizing domestic environmental and social activities in fiscal year 2011.
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 5-pillar growth strategy “FUSO 2015,” hybrid research and development activities, outline of its world champion fuel efficient Canter Eco Hybrid light-duty truck, ISO/TS 16949 certification activities, and recent progress of its mid-term Environmental Sustainability Plan in 2012.
“The importance of activities for environmental preservation and social contribution has increased at Fuso in recent years, and at the same time, the word ‘continuous development and sustainability’ has become a globally well-known keyword,” said Mr. Takao Suzuki, MFTBC Chairman of the Board. “Under our growth strategy ‘FUSO 2015,’ we aim to enhance environmental preservation activities and social contribution while advancing various measures in our aspiration to leading the industry.”
Highlights include the following:
Major Progress in Environmental Sustainability Plan:
•  MFTBC’s CO2 emissions in production process in FY2011 were 73,000 tons achieving its overall reduction targets in 2011.
•  Recycling situation complying with the Automobile Recycling Law in FY2011: The recycling rate of ASR (Automobile Shredder Residue) was 93.4%, meeting the legal standard (over 50%).
Corporate Social Activities:
•  Plant tours offered for local community people, elementary school children, and MFTBC employees.
•  Cultural exchange between Japan and Germany through student exchange programs like the Takenoko program, and support for activities under 150-year anniversary of Japan-Germany friendship.
•  Company efforts and activities related to compliance and quality management
Reconstruction Efforts Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster
•  Efforts as Daimler group worldwide and the company’s recovery efforts
FUSO 2015 “Leader in Green Innovation”
One of the five pillars under “FUSO 2015,” the company’s five-pillar growth strategy for the future introduced in October 2011, is “Leader in Green Innovation,” meaning the company focuses on advances in Green Products, Green Factory and Infrastructure and Green Supply Chain to achieve an aggregate CO2 reduction of 7.5% by 2015.
The 5 pillars under FUSO 2015, the company’s holistic improvement program aimed to increase operational excellence in all aspects, are: ‘Leader in Green Innovation,’ ‘Profitable Global Player,’ ‘Efficiency Leader,’ ‘Customer Number One in Japan,’ and ‘Employer Number One.’ Through FUSO 2015, the company aims for significant increase in global sales, including an overall target to double international sales volume to over 200,000 units annually.

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Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2011, the company sold a total of about 147,700 vehicles including light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Daimler AG owns 89.29% of MFTBC shares and various Mitsubishi group companies own 10.71% of MFTBC shares. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks Division of Daimler AG.

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