ESG

(Environmental). (Social). (Governance).

E (Environmental)
Promoting activities to create a sustainable society by reducing environmental impact

Reducing environmental impact in business processes

Sustainable use of timber

Activities including stricter verification processes on traceability and legal compliance of timber, greater use of certified timber, reforestation activities

Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

  • Thorough implementation of emission controls by expanding scope to encompass entire supply chain
  • Formulation of emission reduction plan including shift to renewable energy based on provisions of COP21 agreement, etc.
Yamaha Forest reforestation activity in Indonesia

Enhancing development of environmentally friendly products and technologies

Development of environmentally friendly materials
(Development of alternative materials for rare wood, etc.)

  • Development of the world’s first eco-friendly biomass-derived recorders
  • Introduction of lead-free soldering in wind instrument manufacturing
  • Development of a marimba made of glass-fiberreinforced plastic
  • Development of wood-based musical instruments using A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) wood reforming technology (received a special prize from Japan’s National Commendation for Invention)
Certified Yamaha Eco-Products

Enhancing development of environmentally friendly products and technologies

Encouraging Yamaha Eco-Products Program*

  • *Program to promote environmentally friendly products certified in accordance with original Yamaha standards

Development of technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
(thermoelectric devices, hydrogen sensors, etc.)

S (Social)
Promoting activities to create a sustainable society through responding to social issues and enhancing employment policies.

Enhancing development of products and services that address society issues
Applying sound-related knowledge and technology, expanding universal design products

Omotenashi Guide
Wearable Sensors for Healthcare field
Silent Brass
One-Handed Recorder

Development of regional community-based business
(through music popularization activities, cultural events, and corporate citizenship activities)

Oto+machi
Donation to Migrant Farmers’ Schools in China
El Sistema
Photo: Provided by Fundamusical
Musical Education Program in the ASEAN Countries

Systematic initiatives to promote diversity, socially responsible procurement, and respect for human rights

Carrying out activities in line with the United Nations Global Compact*

  • Introduced a re-employment system for persons who have retired for nursing care, received recognition as a next-generation employer** for expansion of systems for supporting employees who continue to work as they rear children
  • Verify compliance with the Yamaha Supplier CSR Code of Conduct (human rights, labor practices, etc.) and request for the corrective action when necessary
  • *Signed by Yamaha in 2011
  • **Obtained certification and Kuruminlogo mark from Japan’s Ministry of Health in 2008 and 2014

G (Governance)
Continuing to improve organizational structures and mechanisms to maintain and advance transparent, high-quality management

Corporate Governance Initiatives

Ensure highly effective operation of the Board of Directors and swift implementation of decisions by separating corporate oversight from execution and strengthening supervisory functions

Membership of Yamaha Board of Directors (as of April 2016)

Six directors, including three outside directors, two of which are independent outside directors

Key Initiatives

  • Identify issues through analysis and evaluation of Board of Director effectiveness and continually improve Board operation
  • Further enhance the functional capabilities of supervision and advice from the independent outside directors through enhancing the shared awareness of management issues provided by the company executives, etc.

Initiatives for Strengthening Internal Controls

  • Received a higher appraisal from external specialists for Yamaha’s internal auditing systems and methods
  • Improve Yamaha Group corporate governance, including overseas Group companies, as a result of further improvements in quality of internal control systems
  • In addition to an existing corporate culture with a strong sense of ethics, improve capabilities for dealing with risks, by introducing more advanced risk management structure

In this report, the figures forecast for the Company’s future performance have been calculated on the basis of information currently available to Yamaha and the Yamaha Group. Forecasts are, therefore, subject to risks and uncertainties.

Accordingly, actual performance may differ greatly from our predictions depending on changes in the economic conditions surrounding our business, demand trends, and the value of key currencies, such as the U.S. dollar and the euro.