Yamaha is Green at Heart
Yamaha actively works to promote the regional environment by reducing the environmental burden of its business activities, products and services, and effectively using energy and natural resources under the Yamaha Group Environmental Policy.
To maximize the positive impact of our green initiatives we focus our activities in several areas:
Keeping Tabs on Our Suppliers
At the heart of our Environmental Policy is our Green Procurement Standard. We recognize the critical need to procure components and materials that exert as little environmental impact as possible. We’re always monitoring and managing the status of efforts by suppliers to conduct environmentally friendly business activities as well as the procurement of components and materials containing chemical substances.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
We’re constantly working to conserve resources used in our products. Whether we’re reducing product size and weight, integrating several products into one, or reducing, reusing, and recylcing product packaging–waste reduction is always top of mind. We even send a variety of used instruments back to its factories for recycling of materials.
Conservation of Wood Resources
There’s no question that we need wood to make the best pianos, string, percussion, and woodwind instruments. We strive to eliminate waste, while making full and efficient use of wooden materials, and to proactively introduce wood cultivated specifically for industrial purposes on sustainably planned plantations. In addition, Yamaha is a pioneer in developing alternative materials that accurately reproduce the sound quality of rare wood materials best suited for making instruments.
Reforestry & Biodiversity Preservation
The Yamaha Forest is a point of pride that embodies our commitment to protecting and preserving forests and biodiversity. The Yamaha Forest sponsors tree-planting activities all over the world. Through this initiative, Yamaha has planted approximately 12,000 trees representing 18 local species by the end of fiscal 2011 and plans to plant around 50,000 trees by the end of fiscal 2014.
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Yamaha Canada Music is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Yamaha Corporation of Japan and is a member of The Yamaha Group. The Yamaha Group established “Yamaha's Policy on the Environment” in fiscal 1993, and has used this policy as a guide in pursuing its environmental protection activities. Each business office has set its own environmental policies, goals and targets in light of their own business conditions, and engages in specific activities to protect the environment.
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