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Sustainability Management

Basic Policy on Sustainability

  1. As a global supplier of a comprehensive range of tools for creating comfortable homes and living environments, Makita will focus on solving environmental problems and other social issues through our main business, and work to achieve a sustainable society.
  2. Makita aims to develop in harmony with society, by promoting corporate ethics and compliance, respect for human rights, protection of the environment, quality assurance, responsible procurement activities, etc. In particular, we consider carbon neutrality and other environmental problems to be issues of the highest importance.
  3. Makita will engage in highly fair and transparent corporate management, thereby building strong relationships of trust with all our stakeholders.

Sustainability Promotion Framework

In 2021, the Sustainability Committee was launched, as a structure to promote initiatives for sustainability issues. This committee is chaired by the President; with the Director, Corporate Officer, and General Manager of Quality Headquarters and the Director, Corporate Officer, and General Manager of Administration Headquarters serving as deputies; and members consisting of managers of major divisions.

The Sustainability Committee will deliberate sustainability-related policies, targets, measures, and other matters, and take the lead in promoting initiatives across the Company as a whole. The committee particularly focuses on promoting carbon neutrality, based on the understanding that addressing climate change is currently an important management issue.

Material Issues

Material Issue Identification Process

Priority material issues were identified in the following process.

  1. Identification of Issues

    Based on the evaluation items of ESG evaluation organizations, the SDGs, and dialogue with shareholders and investors, we identified material issues as well as stakeholder expectations and social trends.

  2. Drafting

    Based on the identified issues,current management concerns, and the business environment, the Sustainability Committee Secretariat prepared a draft outlining the Company's material issues.

  3. Material Issue Identification

    Based on the draft prepared by the secretariat, the Sustainability Committee discussed and decided on the final draft, which was subsequently approved by the Board of Directors.

Material Issues

Material Issues
Materiality Specific Key Initiatives SDGs Contributions
E Reducing environmental impact
  • Contribute to decarbonization
  • Contribute to a resource- circulating society
  • Active development of cordless OPE to replace engine-powered products
  • Utilization of renewable energy and energy conservation
  • Promotion of the elimination of plastic
  • Battery recycling
  • 3 good health and well-being
  • 7 affordable and clean energy
  • 9 industry,innovation and infrastructure
  • 11 sustainable cities and communities
  • 12 responsible consumption and production
  • 13 climate action
  • 14 life below water
S Contribution to affluent communities and daily lives
  • Improve work efficiency and the productivity of field operations
  • Support early recovery from disasters
  • Offer peace of mind during times of disaster
  • Active development of cordless products
  • Expansion of sales and service base network with close ties to customers and communities
  • Expansion of logistics functions and production capacity
  • Maintenance of a stable inventory that will not run out in times of emergency
  • 11 sustainable cities and communities
  • 13 climate action
Strengthening the management base
  • Exercise respect for human rights
  • Provide for employee training, safety and health
  • Ensure compliance
  • Strengthen corporate governance
  • Ensure thorough consideration of human rights throughout the supply chain
  • Development of human resources and promotion of diversity and inclusion
  • Ensure employee safety and health
  • Ensure awareness of and compliance with laws and regulations
  • Further improvement of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors
  • 4 quality education
  • 5 gender equality
  • 8 decent work and economic growth
  • 10 reduced inequalities
  • 16 peace,justice and strong institutions