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Management Approaches

Basic Approach

The Isuzu Group considers environmental conservation in all its business areas and works to reduce the environmental impact of its activities through the development and operation of an environmental management structure. We are committed to achieving the Isuzu Environmental Vision 2050 and contributing to the realization of a sustainable society.

Vision Framework

The Isuzu Group regards conserving the global environment and pursuing our business activities in all areas with an environmental awareness as important business challenge. To this end we have established the Isuzu Group’s Charter on the Global Environment.
All Isuzu Group members use the Charter as a guideline when engaging in environmental activities. It was first published in 1992, and in line with dramatically changing societal trends and social demands, was revised in 2018.
In addition, in order to realize a sustainable society, and believing it is necessary to clarify the Isuzu Group’s environmental aspirations from a longer-term perspective, in March 2020 we published our Isuzu Environmental Vision 2050.
In June 2022, Isuzu issued a new 2030 Environmental Roadmap, which presents the roadmap and challenges Isuzu sees for the year 2030 at this point in time in order to realize its long-term environmental vision.
By establishing and operating environmental management based on this philosophy system, the Isuzu Group contributes to reducing environmental burdens and building a sustainable society through the promotion of environmental activities in all of its global business domains.

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Management Structure

The Isuzu Group has established four environmental bodies under the Sustainability Committee to facilitate environmental conservation activities in all of its business operations. These four bodies consist of Isuzu Group affiliate companies operating in environmentally relevant fields. They set and pursue their goals to resolve many different problems and improve their environmental activities. The Sustainability Committee, chaired by the Executive Vice President and including executives in charge of each area, meets regularly (at least four times a year) to deliberate and make decisions on a wide variety of matters related to the resolution of Isuzu's key environmental issues and environmental conservation, including climate change measures.
Since FY2024, we have reviewed the Isuzu Group’s structure for promoting environmental activities and established a Group environmental meeting for all consolidated subsidiaries under the Group sustainability liaison committee. At the Group environmental meeting, we conduct grouping considering regional characteristics and business types, and promote environmental activities throughout the Isuzu Group to achieve the Isuzu Environmental Vision.

Composition of Sustainability Committee

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Role of Four Environmental Bodies

Business CN Promotion Subcommittee Focusing mainly on production activities, which are the Group’s main source of CO2 emissions, the subcommittee promotes cross-divisional activities to achieve the 2050 carbon neutral goal, aiming to achieve carbon neutrality in the Isuzu Group’s business activities.
Product CN Promotion Subcommittee The subcommittee promotes various activities that contribute to the carbon neutrality of products, including decarbonization technologies and energy, aiming to achieve well-to-wheel carbon neutrality.
Resource Recycling Promotion Subcommittee The subcommittee promotes waste controls and recycling activities in all Isuzu’s business activities including products and services, toward achieving 100% recycling of resources.
Environmental Management Promotion Subcommittee The subcommittee promotes environmental activities in coordination with Group companies, centered mainly on environmental management measures such as ISO 14001 certification acquisition, environmental risk management, and biodiversity preservation.

Isuzu Group’s Charter on the Global Environment

All Isuzu Group members use the Charter as a guideline when pursuing environment activities.

Basic Policy

Realization of a prosperous and sustainable society

We the members of the Isuzu Group regard it as an important business challenge to preserve the global environment so that our planet remains prosperous and sustainable and can be passed on to future generations. In this regard, we pursue our business activities in all areas with an awareness of environmental conservation.

Reduced environmental burden for all business operations

The Isuzu Group recognizes our responsibility in supporting transportation, offers enhanced products and services to our global customers through close cooperation with all Group companies, and develops and operates our environmental management system to reduce the environmental burden of all of our business areas.

Action Guidelines

1 Create a sustainable society

We coordinate our business operations and environmental initiatives, thereby offering environmentally-aware, high-value-added products and services to society.

2 Comply with environmental laws and minimize the environmental load

In an effort to minimize the impact on the environment from our business operations, we ensure that we comply with environmental laws and engage in key environmental issues in all of our business areas from development to production, distribution, sales and servicing, addressing climate change, resource recycling, prevention of environmental risks from hazardous substances, environmental measures and conservation of biodiversity.

3 Promote environmental technology

We promote the development of technology to reduce the environmental load applied throughout the product lifecycle.

4 Maintain proactive social communication

We maintain a positive attitude toward the disclosure of product, service, and business activity information on the environment, promoting good communication with members of society and communities, and work toward realizing a prosperous society.

5 Foster environmental awareness as corporate citizen

We engage in perpetual efforts to foster environmental awareness in each Group member as a corporate citizen operating in a local community, encouraging them to learn about and act toward environmental conservation.

Isuzu Environmental Vision 2050

Formulating Our Vision

In order for society to be prosperous and sustainable in 2050, and for Isuzu to continue to support transportation, in March 2020 the Isuzu Group published our Isuzu Environmental Vision 2050.
To help ensure a prosperous and sustainable society, each and every member of the Isuzu Group is committed to undergoing the challenge of achieving our Isuzu Environmental Vision 2050 together with our customers and partners.

Isuzu Environmental Vision 2050
Toward the Realization of the Environmental Vision

We believe that the road to the realization of Isuzu's environmental vision, as explained in the Isuzu Environmental Vision 2050, is a very long and arduous one. Our goal is to enable each and every person in the Isuzu Group to think and act on Isuzu's four environmental priorities. In June 2022, we created the 2030 Environmental Roadmap as a roadmap that clarifies the challenges the Isuzu Group wants to take on and the vision it aims to achieve by 2030, a milestone.
This roadmap is a summary of how Isuzu thinks and wants to achieve its environmental vision as of 2022, based on the thoughts of all concerned. Some of the situations may change drastically in the future due to technological advances and social changes. While flexibly responding to various changes, Isuzu will promote GX (Green Transformation) in all of its business activities to realize the Aspiration shown in the Environmental Vision.

2030 Environmental Roadmap

The 2030 Environmental Roadmap presents Isuzu's goals (2030 Challenge) and action plans (Global Action) to achieve a decarbonized and sustainable society by 2030.

Aspirations of
Isuzu Environmental Vision 2050
2030 Environmental Roadmap
Goals Global Action

Zero GHG emissions from operations

  • Halve CO2 emissions* from 2013 levels by 2030
  1. *Scope1+Scope2
  • Reduce total energy use
  • Install and expand clean energy use
  • Leverage innovative technologies

Zero GHG emissions across product life cycles

  • Build a carbon-neutral vehicle lineup that meets diverse needs
  • Identify necessary technologies by 2025
  • Increase the number of mass-production models by 2030 while promoting practical implementation of carbon-neutral vehicles

100% recycling of waste and end-of-use vehicles

  • Advance a circular economy
  • Thoroughly manage outputs* of all operating sites
  • Increase resource efficiency
  • Transition to circular business model
  1. *Outputs refers to waste, emissions and wastewater here.

Safe, reliable operations and products

  • Strengthen environmental management and supplier engagement
  • Build Group-wide environmental management system
  • Build a sustainable supply chain
  • Identify and promote adaptation to environmental/nature risks in operations

Conserve native biodiversity in local communities

  • Promote conservation of native local biodiversity
  • Partner with local communities to advance conservation
  • Communicate our conservation efforts actively
  • Raise awareness and train employees to be environmental stewards

In Pursuit of Our Vision

The Isuzu Environmental Vision 2050 is not easy to achieve.
The Isuzu Group will gather a variety of wisdom and new technologies and cooperate with customers and business partners to pursue, from the perspective of multi-stakeholder partnership, many different efforts to make our society rich and sustainable.

Contributions to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

For the Isuzu Group to help realize a prosperous and sustainable society, we believe that activities aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the UN summit are important.
Isuzu will contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through the promotion of environmental activities and taking on the challenge of reducing environmental impacts.


Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

  • Target 3.9: By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

  • Target 6.3: By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.
  • Target 6.b: Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  • Target 7.2: By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
  • Target 7.3: By 2030, double the rate of improvement in global energy efficiency.

Ensure sustainable production and consumption patterns

  • Target 12.4: By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
  • Target 12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Take urgent action to mitigate climate change and its impacts

  • Target 13.2: Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.
  • Target 13.3: Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

  • Target 14.1: By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and eutrophication.

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

  • Target 15.2: By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

  • Target 17.16: Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.
  • Target 17.17: Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.