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Environmental Initiatives (E)

Circular Economy

Zero Emission of Waste Products

In light of the pressing social issues of depleted energy resources and availability of final waste disposal sites in the future, Makita has been making progress in reducing our final disposal volume of waste products. Specifically, we are working to reduce final disposal volume by thoroughly sorting waste and promoting recycling. On a non-consolidated basis,* we have been able to hold our final disposal volume to 1% or lower of total waste products since FYE2007.
From FYE2015, we have continuously achieved our annual targets for what we define as “zero emission of waste products” (a final disposal rate of 0.5% or lower). In FYE2023, we achieved a final disposal rate of 0.16%.

Although volume of waste products in FYE2023 decreased due to reduced production output, intensity per unit of revenue for Makita Corporation* fell 15.4% year on year to 0.9 tons/100 million yen, and for overseas production subsidiaries fell 20.0% to 4.0 tons/100 million yen.

  • Applicable only to the Head Office, Okazaki Plant, and Nisshin Office.

Control and Reduction of Chemical Substances

With regard to the EU’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances) regulations, since FYE2010 we have promoted investigating, managing, and supplying information regarding carcinogenic and other substances of very high concern (SVHC) contained in our products. SVHC are added regularly, so Makita continuously surveys business partners about the content of their products.
As we pursue the reduction and control of chemical substances, we also continually engage in component procurement in compliance with the RoHS Directive (directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment) adopted by EU member states.

See Other Environmental Information Page for more information.

Water Resources

We carry out monthly monitoring of water usage at business bases and strive to reduce water usage. Although water usage in FYE2023 decreased due to reduced production output, intensity per unit of revenue for Makita Corporation rose 23.9% year on year to 27.0 m³/100 million yen and for overseas production subsidiaries rose 6.3% to 56.1 m³/100 million yen.