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Environmental Initiatives (E)

Environmental Vision

The “Go Green” slogan symbolizes Makita’s commitment to continually providing new value as a comprehensive international supplier of tools.
We hope to always remain as a company that maintains a steady eye on society, challenging ourselves to create a “sustainable recycling-oriented society” that harmonizes the environment with the economy.

Environmental Policy

See Sustainability Management Page for more information.

Environmental Management

Makita has established and run its own environmental management system since 1998.
For the purpose of leveraging that system as a tool for mitigating environmental burdens, our Head Office and Okazaki Plant first received ISO 14001 certification in 2007. In later years, our Nisshin Office and all of our overseas production bases received the certification and are now operating environmental management systems. We promote the protection of the environment at all of our business bases mentioned above and carry out activities, such as Internal Environmental Audits and environmental education, based on the requirements of the certification.

Acquisition of ISO 14001 certification

We have obtained ISO 14001 certification at all production bases (9 of 9). Outside of production bases, we have also obtained it at our Head Office and Nisshin Office.

Bases with ISO 14001 certification: 11 bases

Bases with ISO 14001 certification: 11 bases Table
Japan Aichi Head Office, Okazaki Plant, Nisshin Office
Overseas China Makita (China) Co., Ltd.
Makita (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
Thailand Makita Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
United States Makita Corporation of America
Brazil Makita do Brasil Ferramentas Elétricas Ltda.
United Kingdom Makita Manufacturing Europe Ltd.
Germany Makita Engineering Germany GmbH
Romania SC Makita EU S.R.L.

Internal environmental audits

Each year, we conduct Internal Environmental Audits at all of the above bases with ISO 14001 certification (11 bases). We perform audits of compliance with legal requirements, the suitability of environmental management systems, and the effectiveness of environmental risk and impact reduction. In addition to objective audits of departments’ activities, these audits are also useful for sharing knowledge between departments. The results of audits are also reported to the President and others.