Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that by 2030, it will reduce the CO2 emissions at its factories and operational sites in Japan by 69% compared to 2013 levels.

To date, its facilities in Japan account for 75% of its CO2 emissions.

To achieve carbon neutrality at all factories globally by 2035, Mazda will be focus on energy conservation, shifting to renewable energy, and introducing carbon neutral fuels.

To introduce carbon neutral fuels at its domestic facilities, Mazda says it will be switching the fuel used to power vehicles for transport within the company from diesel to a next-generation biofuel. In addition, it will also switch fuel for Hiroshima plant’s power source from coal to liquid ammonia.

Takeshi Mukai, Director and Senior Managing Executive said: “Mazda will move forward with carbon neutral initiatives in line with our plans to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and the prevention of global warming across all of our processes including manufacturing transportation, usage, and recycling/disposal, as we believe that such efforts are a core responsibility of automotive manufacturers.”

For factories outside Japan, Mazda will be investigating approaches for each region, using the carbon neutral initiatives established in Japan as a reference model.

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