1. Sustainability TOP
  2. Environment
  3. Environmental Risk Prevention Measures

Environmental Risk Prevention Measures

Basic Approach

We will pursue safe, reliable operations and products across the entire Isuzu Group value chain

Management Structure


Promoting Water Resource Conservation

Understanding and Responding to Water Related Risks

In recent years, climate change is increasing concern about the ability to secure water resources and about water-related risks such as flooding. In light of this, Isuzu began surveying water-related risks in FY2016 using Aqueduct, a global water risk evaluation tool.
The survey showed that Isuzu faced no problems requiring urgent action in its use of groundwater or clean tap water. However, we also identified risks dependent on geographic and other conditions that could affect plant operations and supply chains in the event of torrential rains or extreme weather. In response to these findings, we are pushing forward with activities to reduce water resource consumption and to mitigate water-related risks in view of the risks faced in plant and business operations.

Building a Society Free of Water Stress

The Isuzu Group contributes to building a society free of water stress, where all people can have access to safe water without concern.

Isuzu Gives Water...for Life

Since 2013, 21 Isuzu Group companies in Thailand have participated in the Isuzu Gives Water...for Life project. As of March 2023, the project has held 42 events. The goals of the project are to install water treatment systems and provide access to drinkable water at schools in outlying areas of Thailand struggling with polluted water. Through the project, teachers and students learn how to manage and maintain the system so they are able to sustainably secure access to drinking water. This program is a collaboration with Thailand’s Department of Groundwater Resources and regional authorities.
In FY2023, despite continuing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we conducted activities in response to numerous requests from several schools. At the same time, we received cooperation from related ministries and agencies in Thailand and implemented adequate infection control measures. We will continue to actively contribute to Thai society as a member of the Isuzu Group.

Isuzu Gives Water...for Life Project
Isuzu Gives Water...for Life Project
Isuzu Gives Water...for Life Project

Isuzu Gives Water...for Life Project

Thorough Chemical Substance Management

We take thorough measures to minimize the environmental risks associated with chemical substances used in our business activities and products.

Managing Chemical Substances and Promoting Alternatives
Management of chemicals (such as paints and oils) used in our business activities.

To reduce their environmental risk and ensure employee safety, we have established internal regulations that require advance applications for the use of new chemicals. These applications are reviewed subject to relevant laws such as the Chemical Substances Control Law*1, the Industrial Safety and Health Act, and the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act to determine the appropriateness of the chemicals’ use. In FY2023, we conducted pre-screening for 208 chemicals. In those departments that will use these chemicals, we have implemented necessary measures based on the pre-screening results to ensure their safe use. Furthermore, we have digitized information on the chemicals used in the workplace, including the composition of the chemicals and their usage amounts. We regularly update this database, including adding information from advance applications. Based on this information, we are establishing Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR)*2 notifications and actively undertaking activities to reduce the use of harmful chemicals by shifting to environmentally friendly chemicals and processes.

  1. *1Chemical Substances Control Law: A law concerning the examination and regulation of chemical substances and their manufacture.
  2. *2PRTR Law: A law concerning the Promotion of the Management of Chemical Substances.
Management of chemicals contained in products

We take into consideration the chemicals contained in raw materials and components in the design and development stages and comply with the chemical regulations of various countries, including Japan's domestic laws, as well as the European REACH regulations, ELV directive, and the United States' TSCA. Isuzu has specified the chemicals that are prohibited or managed by Isuzu as part of the Isuzu Technical Standards considering national regulatory trends. These standards are applied to the raw materials and components used in our products.
We source information about the chemicals contained in parts from the International Material Data System (IMDS), which is a global product substance information communication system for the automotive industry. We receive information from our business partners through IMDS and download and manage it in our internal system. We aggregate the data as needed, conduct checks for regulatory compliance, and make the necessary notifications and reports. Additionally, we utilize the data to reduce the use of chemicals that become subject to new regulations.

There were no chemical-related incidents in FY2023.

Activities to Control Emission of Ozone Depleting Substances

Isuzu promotes activities aimed at controlling the emission of ozone depleting substances by reinforcing the inspection of facilities using CFCs and installing non-CFC equipment during facility upgrades.

Together with Our Stakeholders

We request that our business partners submit Environmental Management Self-Evaluation Reports which also include chemicals management data. We talk with our business partners to confirm the status of their chemicals management structures and exchange related information. In this way, we strive to improve chemicals management throughout our supply chain.