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20 June 2019

Suzuki Announces FY2018 Vehicle Recycling Results in Japan

Suzuki Motor Corporation has today announced the results of vehicle recycling for FY2018 (April 2018 to March 2019) in Japan, based on the Japan Automobile Recycling Law*1.

In line with the legal mandate, Suzuki is responsible for promoting appropriate treatment and recycling of automobile shredder residue (ASR), airbags, and fluorocarbons through recycling fee deposited from customers.
Recycling of these materials are appropriately, smoothly, and efficiently conducted by consigning the treatment to Japan Auto Recycling Partnership as for airbags and fluorocarbons, and to Automobile Shredder Residue Recycling Promotion Team*2 as for ASR.

The total cost of recycling these materials was 3,420 million yen. Recycling fees and income generated from the vehicle-recycling fund totalled 3,960 million yen, contributing to a net surplus of 540 million yen.
For the promotion of vehicle recycling, Suzuki contributed a total of 450 million yen from the above net surplus, to the Japan Foundation for Advanced Auto Recycling.
Moreover, besides the recycling costs, the Company bears 100 million yen as management-related cost of Japan Automobile Recycling Promotion Center and recycling-related cost of ASR.
For the mid-and long-term, Suzuki continues to make effort in stabilising the total recycling costs.

The results of collection and recycling of the materials are as follows.

1. ASR

  • - 58,134.2 tons of ASR were collected from 438,378 units of end-of-life vehicles
  • - Recycling rate was 97.7%, exceeding the legal target rate of 70% set in FY2015 since FY2008

2. Airbags

  • - 1,389,826 units of airbags were collected from 326,038 units of end-of-life vehicles
  • - Recycling rate was 94.2%, exceeding the legal target rate of 85%

3. Fluorocarbons

  • - 92,097.5kg of fluorocarbons were collected from 402,332 units of end-of-life vehicles
  • *1 Law Concerning Recycling Measures of End-of-Life Vehicles
  • *2 Partners are Isuzu Motors, Japan Automobile Recycling Promotion Center, Jaguar Land Rover Japan, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Corporation, Volvo Car Japan, Mazda Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Mercedes-Benz Japan, FCA Japan, SUBARU Corporation, and UD Trucks Corporation.