October 25, 2006

JAMA Publishes Its Environment Report 2006:
A Summary of the Japanese Automobile Industry’s Contributions to Environmental Protection

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA; Fujio Cho, Chairman) has published its Environment Report 2006, an overview of the environmental protection measures that have been adopted by the Japanese automobile industry.

JAMA and its member automakers, in the quest to realize a society distinguished by the ability of motor vehicles to co-exist in greater harmony with people and the natural environment, organize and implement various efforts to prevent global warming, contribute to improvements in the air quality, develop recycling systems for the purpose of forming a recycling-oriented society and advance other meaningful programs and approaches spanning a diversified range of fields.

The report summarizes the goals-including numerical targets-that have been established in all areas of activity pertaining to the life cycle of automobiles, from design and development to production, use, and recycling. The report also provides an overview of the results of these activities that have been obtained to date.

The major approaches undertaken during fiscal 2005 (See page 3) are as follows.

  • Early achievement of fuel efficiency standards (pages 5-6).
  • Implementation of CO2 reduction effect case studies (page 33).
  • Stable operation of automobile recycling systems (pages 25-28).
  • Active introduction of low emissions certified vehicles (page 15)
  • Promotion of reduced CO2 emissions and curbed VOC emissions at manufacturing plants (pages 22-24).
JAMA’s Environment Report is available on JAMA’s Web site at;
pdf 2006 Report on Environmental Protection Efforts (26.8MB)

Facts about Environment Report 2006

Publisher: Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.

Print run: 1,000 copies

Distribution targets: Government ministries and agencies, experts in the automotive field, the mass media, general public, etc.

Contents (summary):

  1. Basic Stance and Principal Activities
  2. Environmental Protection in Motor Vehicle Performance
    • Curbing global warming
    • Reducing the hazards of automotive air conditioners
    • Promoting the wider use of clean-energy vehicles
    • Improving air quality
    • Restricting the use of in-cabin volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
    • Reducing noise
  3. Environmental Protection in Manufacturing Operations & Distribution
    • Reducing CO2 emissions and waste in production processes
    • Reducing CO2 emissions in logistics
  4. End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling
    • Stable operation of automobile recycling systems, reductions in environment impact substances
    • Reductions in the use of hazardous substances, etc.
  5. Road-Related Environmental Protection Measures
    • Improving traffic flow
    • Dissemination of traffic countermeasures and popularization of eco-driving.