Vehicle production with the environment in mind
Manufacturing cars requires a tremendous amount of energy and resources. Subaru believes that reducing the environmental impact while manufacturing vehicles is the sole responsibility of vehicle manufacturers.
Recovering useful materials from used vehicles for new vehicles
Subaru recovers bumpers, steel, shredder dust*, airbags and CFC substitutes from used vehicles in an attempt to make effective use of these limited resources. Improving the recycling potential requires vehicles to be constructed with recycling in mind from the design stage. Steps include using materials that can easily be recycled, a structure that can be easily dismantled, and labels on materials.
* Residue remaining after sorting metals from vehicles that have been crushed by a shredder. Also called ASR (Automobile Shredder Residue).
Clean factories for green vehicle production
Since FY2004, Subaru plants in Japan and overseas continue to achieve “Zero-emission factory status,” where waste generated at factories during the production process is reduced to zero. Combined with energy-efficient production processes and lower water consumption, Subaru is seeking a more environmental approach to vehicle production. Recycling and the use of returnable packaging materials has been adopted on the logistical side of production logistics, such as transporting components and parts, with every stage of vehicle production tailored to present a lower burden on the environment.
For details on Subaru’s environmental initiatives, see the FHI homepage.