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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

Basic Principles

As a global supplier of a comprehensive range of tools for creating comfortable homes and living environments, Makita is aiming to conduct a wide range of environmental protection activities, in order to contribute to having sustainable society and conservation of biodiversity.


  1. Enforcement of environmental administrative structure
    To conduct our business in an environmentally and friendly way, we will organize our environmental administrative structure on a global scale.

  2. Continuous improvement and pollution prevention
    Makita will endeavor to continuously improve the quality of environmental protection activities and prevent from pollution.

  3. Compliance with applicable laws and regulations
    Makita will comply with applicable laws, regulations and standards concerning the environment.
    Moreover, Makita will take preventive action against environmental pollution, based on our environmental principle.

  4. Establishment and review of objectives and aims
    Makita will endeavor to fully understand environmental impacts we may cause and periodically review the environmental objectives and goals within the technically and economically possible range.

  5. Reduction of environmental burden
    Makita endeavors to promote the following activities to reduce environmental burden.

    • Reduction of greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions by conservation of resources and energy.
    • Reduction of industrial waste and promotion of waste reuse.
    • Replacement from substance of environmental concern and emission control.
    • Implementation of product assessment and development of environment-conscious products centered around cordless products at the stage of tool design and development
  6. Disclosure
    Makita will make this environmental policy known to all of our employees through internal communication and will positively announce it to the public.

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.