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Environmental Initiatives (E)

Responding to Climate Change

Contributions to Decarbonization

Toward the realization of decarbonization, we are developing products that contribute to solving environmental problems and promoting environmentally friendly business activities. In addition, we have set reduction targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction.

GHG Emissions(Scope1,2,3)

  • Scope1


  • Scope2


  • Scope3


    • Category1


    • Category4


    • Category11


    • Category2,3,5,6,7,12


5.62million t-CO₂

  1. Of the 15 categories in Scope 3, categories 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, and 15 have been excluded from calculation.
  2. The figures in parentheses above are percentages of the total of Scope 1 through 3, with 5.62 million t-CO2 as the denominator.

Initiatives in Our Business Activities

To reduce GHG emissions in our business activities, we are actively utilizing renewable energy and conserving energy where possible. In addition, to raise environmental awareness among employees, we conduct educational activities, including distributing energy-saving promotional materials to employees and making regular inspections to check energy-saving responses undertaken at offices and plants.
In FYE2023, GHG emissions (Scope 1, 2) decreased by 16.9% from the previous fiscal year to 65,533 t-CO2.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions(Scope1,2)


Utilization of renewable energy

We are working to reduce GHG emissions through such measures as installing photovoltaic panels. Overseas, photovoltaic panels have been installed at several locations. In Japan, photovoltaic panels were newly installed at Okinawa Branch Office during FYE2023.
We plan to continue installing photovoltaic panels at our facilities in Japan and overseas and to switch to renewable energy sources for electricity used at our offices and other facilities. In addition to photovoltaic panels, some sites in Germany and other countries have installed geothermal heating and cooling systems and are working to reduce GHG emissions through the use of renewable energy.

Installed solar panels

Okinawa Branch Office

Initiatives with Our Products

Since Makita brought to market the world’s first professional-use power tools employing lithium-ion batteries in 2005, we have been expanding our lineup of cordless products and, in recent years, actively replacing engine-powered products with cordless models, especially in OPE, where engine-power is mainstream.

Reflecting increased awareness of such environmental issues as climate change, the impact of exhaust from engine-powered tools has become a major issue.
Because Makita’s cordless OPE, which emits no exhaust gas during use, contributes significantly to the realization of decarbonization, we are focusing on this as our next pillar of business in addition to power tools. To further this goal, we terminated the production of engine-powered products.

We will continue to focus our management resources on the development, production, and sale of cordless products and accelerate the transition from engine-powered to cordless products with equivalent performance, thereby contributing to the realization of decarbonization.

Targets Related to GHG Emissions

The impact of climate change on society, such as frequent wind and flood disasters, is becoming more serious, and companies are playing an increasingly important role in realizing a decarbonized society. Our company views climate change as an important business issue.

For this reason, our company has prioritized contributing to the solution of climate change issues by, for example, focusing on cordless OPE that does not emit exhaust gas when used. However, in order to further accelerate these efforts, we have newly set targets for reducing GHG emissions. Our targets are to reduce GHG emissions from our business activities (Scope 1, 2) by 50% from fiscal 2020 (FYE2021) levels by fiscal 2030 (FYE2031), to reach net zero emissions by fiscal 2040 (FYE2041), and to achieve net zero GHG emissions throughout the supply chain (Scope 3) by fiscal 2050 (FYE2051).

Initiatives for the TCFD Recommendations


In addition, recognizing the importance of dialogue with stakeholders on climate-related risks and opportunities, we disclose information based on the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). See here for more information.