Hino Environmental Milestone 2030
Apr 27, 2021
2030 mid-term targets to help achieve zero environmental impact by 2050
In 2017, aiming to contribute to a sustainable environment and inspired by its mission "to make the world a better place to live by helping people and goods get to where they need to go," Hino Motors, Ltd. (hereinafter, "Hino") established the Hino Environmental Challenge 2050 and announced its goal to reduce its environmental impact to "zero."
As a manufacturer of commercial vehicles that support the transportation of people and goods and act as a lifeline for society, Hino is directly tackling a multitude of environmental issues including worsening global warming, water shortages, resource depletion, and the destruction of nature.
To achieve zero environmental impact, Hino is striving to accelerate efforts and has established mid-term targets to be achieved by 2030 for the six goals of the Hino Environmental Challenge 2050.
Commercial vehicles are estimated to account for roughly 40% of CO₂ emissions* in Japan's automotive industry. To realize carbon neutrality, countries have recognized that reducing the CO₂ emissions of commercial vehicles is an important issue and they are working exhaustively to achieve this.
* Source (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism website) Carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector.
Hino positions solving environmental issues as an important task for businesses. With the aim of realizing carbon neutrality, we pursue all kinds of measures in collaboration with governments and related sectors, to thoroughly reduce CO2 over the entire life cycle from the perspectives of customers and society.
Hino Environmental Milestone 2030
Six Challenges (Initiatives)
1.Life Cycle Zero CO₂ Emissions Challenge
Target: Reduce vehicle life cycle CO₂ emissions by 25%* compared to fiscal 2013 (global average).
(*can vary depending on the energy policies of different countries)
Initiatives to realize carbon neutrality in collaboration with governments and related sectors
- In order to realize carbon neutrality, it is necessary to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the life cycle
- We emit CO2 in all processes in life cycle, and we approach in collaboration with governments and related sectors, because it is important to improve the energy policy of each country and infrastructure for distributing electric vehicles.
Thoroughly reducing CO2 from the customer / society perspective.
- We reduce life cycle CO2 through pursuing thoroughly all CO2 reduction measures that are useful and needed by customers and society.
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2.New Vehicle Zero CO₂ Emissions Challenge
Target: Reduce CO₂ emitted during vehicle use by 40% compared to fiscal 2013 (global average).
Improvement of diesel engine fuel efficiency
- Hino will further refine the environmental technology for its diesel engines ( including hybrid technologies), which have gained the trust of customers worldwide and represent one of Hino's strengths.
Accelerating the electrification of vehicles
- Hino will accelerate technological development for electric vehicles, which do not emit CO₂ during use, such as electric cars and fuel cell vehicles.
- To promote the spread of electric vehicles, Hino will provide solutions that will optimize vehicle operation and energy management and implement them in society as quickly as possible.
Improving logistics efficiency
- CO₂ emissions will be reduced not only through focusing on challenges with vehicles, but also by improving efficiency and reducing labor required for truck transportation through logistics matching with shippers and operators.
3.Factory Zero CO₂ Emissions Challenge
Target: Reduce CO₂ emissions from factories by 40% compared to fiscal 2013 (global plant average).
Actively adopt innovative technology
- Along with actively implementing innovative technologies to improve the efficiency of equipment energy consumption, greater equipment operation efficiency will be promoted through redesign.
Introduction of renewable energy
- In accordance with the characteristics of each region, Hino will install renewable energy power generators inside plants and will select renewable-energy-based power choices to promote the change to renewable power consumption.
Driving Improvement in daily life
- Each employee will strive every day to advance energy conservation through constantly improving work efficiency (including that in the office) and thoroughly eliminating the waste and inconsistency hidden within operational processes.
4.Challenge of Minimizing and Optimizing Water Usage
Quantity: Effectively save and recycle water in consideration of each region's water risks.
Quality: Conservation of water environments through stringent management based on strict self-standards.
Quantity - use less water
- In addition to everyday water saving, external water intake will be minimized though methods such as effectively utilizing rainwater and adopting the latest technology to recycle waste water within plants.
Quality - keep water returned to the environment clean
- Hino will set stricter standards than those required by each country's regulations and will closely observe them to ensure water returned to the surrounding environment will not cause harm.
5.Challenge of Achieving Zero Waste
Target: Reduce waste volume from production plants around the world by more than 30% compared to fiscal 2018.
- "Reduce" waste on-site through everyday improvement activities, "Reuse" waste material by utilizing the latest technology, and "Recycle" waste to drastically eliminate waste from production plants.
Optimize resource efficiency
- Promote the reuse and circulation of resources by rebuilding parts and making material valuable again by thoroughly sorting the waste produced in the manufacturing process.
6. Challenge of Minimizing the Impact on Biodiversity
Target: Transform all global production plants into worksites that are in harmony with nature.
- Create production plants that are in harmony with nature and promote conservation activity tailored to each region by focusing on the regional assets of water (rivers and oceans) and greenery (trees and forests).
- Water: conservation of rivers and oceans (cleanup of rivers etc.)
- Greenery: plant trees inside factories, and build an ecosystem network that preserves green space.
Provide learning opportunities
- Hino will encourage the creation of production plants that exist in harmony with nature by providing the children and local people who will lead the next generation with opportunities to learn and think about biodiversity.
Inspired by its mission "to make the world a better place to live by helping people and goods get to where they need to go," Hino Motors is applying its full energy to solving environmental challenges to conserve nature for generations 50 or even 100 years in the future.