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As a company, Makita seeks to meet the expectations of society and achieve sustainable growth while being useful to society. We have expressed our commitment to “striving to exist in harmony with society” as our Management Policy / Quality Policy. In order to achieve
these objectives, we see the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as high-priority targets and believe in the importance of pursuing ESG initiatives from diverse perspectives. Through these initiatives, we aim to unlock sustainable growth and boost medium- and long-term corporate value.


Sustainability Through Products and Services

Global Sales of Power Tools and Outdoor Power Equipment

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Makita contributes to the development of cities and infrastructure around the world through the sale of power tools used on building and construction sites, etc and outdoor power equipment (OPE).
Our products are essential for affluent urban and lifestyle development, as demonstrated by the fact that we were permitted to continue our business activities in many regions as an essential business even under lockdowns imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another highly notable feature of our company is that we contribute to society around the world, including maintaining a network of sales and service bases in approximately 50 countries worldwide, while selling our products in approximately 170 countries.


Replacing Corded Products with Cordless Products

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Labor shortages are becoming an issue at building and construction sites around the world.
Makita is contributing to solving the social issue of labor shortages by actively replacing once mainstream AC (corded) power tools with cordless power tools for greater labor efficiency.
In addition to offering great labor efficiency and being easy to use as a result of having no cord, cordless products also contribute to preventing on-site accidents caused by workers tripping on power cords. Furthermore, cordless power tools can be used even in places where it is difficult to secure power sources. In this way, they contribute to increasing productivity at worksites, thereby supporting comfortable urban development, as well as quick recovery from the frequent disasters caused by climate change.


Replacing Engine-Powered Products with Cordless Products (Decarbonization)

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In recent years, Makita has been focusing on replacing engine-powered OPE products with cordless products.
Engine-powered products used to be mainstream for grass trimmers, chainsaws, and other OPE, but there are concerns about these products’ impact on the environment, as in the automobile industry.
We will contribute to achieving a decarbonized society by promoting the replacing of such products with cordless products, which notably have zero emissions when in use.
Furthermore, cordless products can also contribute to reducing environmental impacts because switching to them means eliminating the emission of substances harmful to the atmosphere contained in the exhaust fumes of engine-powered OPE.

* In order to focus management resources on cordless products, Makita will end production of engine-powered products at the end of March 2022.

製品情報

Disaster Preparedness (Emergency Goods)

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In recent years, typhoons and other natural disasters have become frequent occurrences, partly as a result of climate change. Disasters may also cause large-scale power outages, potentially requiring long periods of time to restore essential services. Makita batteries are of use in such circumstances, when sources of power cannot be secured. The batteries used in cordless cleaners and the like can also be used in radios, lights, and many other emergency goods. Also, with Makita’s special USB adapters, these batteries can charge smartphones, providing peace of mind on the frequent occasions when disasters occur.

Sustainability as a Base for Business

Environmental Initiatives

Makita promotes environmental protection activities based on our recognition that they are a high-priority issue for management. In recent years, we have been focusing on measures to address climate change and eliminate plastic. We also recycle batteries as a supplier of a comprehensive range of cordless products, in addition to reducing waste and controlling and reducing chemical substances as part of a wide range of environmental protection activities.

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Social Initiatives

In addition to ensuring respect for human rights in our business activities, Makita also focuses on developing human resources and creating an environment that is comfortable to work in, as part of our aim to be a company where a diverse range of human resources can actively participate. Furthermore, we are also focusing on quality assurance and responsible procurement activities, as we aim to develop in harmony with society.

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Corporate Governance

Makita believes that the most important issue is to achieve unending development together with our various stakeholders. In order to achieve this, we have established a Management Policy / Quality Policy, and are working to strengthen and enhance our corporate governance. At the same time, we are also working to create the foundations to support sound corporate activities by ensuring thorough compliance.

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