Suzuki implements environment-friendly transportation of products in cooperation with transportation companies. Efforts are made to reduce CO2 emissions by considering optimum route and ways of transportation. Also, resources are efficiently used by actively implementing the 3Rs such as the use of returnable containers in transporting spare parts and knock-down parts, as well as the use of disposal materials as cushioning materials.
CO2 reduction in domestic transportation
Enhancement of transportation efficiency by reviewing transportation route and packing style
●Discontinuing transportation for outsourcing
Until December 2018, some minivehicles produced at the Iwata Plant were transported to the outsourced destinations for their modifications before transporting to each pre-delivery center.
From January 2019, the modification process was moved to the Iwata Plant. By producing and modifying the model in one plant, transportation needed for outsourcing was discontinued.
●CO2 reduction in domestic transportation
We are trying to reduce transportation distance, improve transportation efficiency, promote modal shift, increase fuel efficiency of transportation vehicles, etc. in order to reduce CO2 emissions in domestic transportation.
CO2 emission in FY2019 was reduced by 34% compared to FY2006, and by 6% compared to previous year to 38,547t-CO2.
CO2 emission base unit per sales was improved by 29% compared to FY2006.
Topics Maruti Suzuki offsets 3,000 tons of CO2 emissions in 6 years by transporting cars via rail mode
In order to reduce CO2 emissions from transporting cars completed at the plants, Maruti Suzuki utilizes railway in part of its domestic transportation. Starting from March 2014, in FY2019, the company transported 178,000 units, and the total units transported in 6 years accumulated to 670,000 units, reducing approximately 3,000 tons of CO2 emissions. This is equivalent to saving transportation of 100,000 units by truck, or 100 million liters of fossil fuel.
As of July 2020, Maruti Suzuki utilizes 5 loading terminals and 13 destination terminals. It has helped to reduce traffic congestion, CO2 emissions, and fossil fuel, and is promoting transportation of large amount of cars in faster time.
Effective use of resources
Reduction of packaging materials used for shipment of spare parts
●Use of returnable containers
<Reduction in weight of packaging materials such as corrugated cardboard used for shipment of spare parts>
We are pursuing the use of returnable containers in our domestic shipping of spare parts. In FY2019, returnable containers were used in 32% of the whole shipping, which reduced approximately 130t of corrugated cardboard.
●Reuse of disposal materials
In order to prevent damages to spare parts during transportation, we reuse disposal material produced in plants to make cushioning materials. We reused approximately 6.1t of disposal mirror mat and 0.7t of disposal corrugated cardboard in FY2019.
Initiative in reducing the use of containers and packaging for products
We are promoting to reduce the use of containers and packaging (including corrugated cardboard) for spare parts, components, outboard motors, etc. In FY2019, we reduced the use of containers and packaging (including corrugated cardboard) per component sales by 41.2% compared to FY2005 (continuously achieving the target reduction rate of more than 15% since FY2010).