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Responsible consumption and production stand as integral pillars for businesses committed to sustainable practices as it involves compliance with product quality and safety requirements minimizing waste, adopting eco-friendly production methods, implementing circular economy models and ensuring the ethical sourcing of materials.

Y-EMEA remains its dedication towards responsible and more sustainable production approaches as a central strategic pillar for the future.


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In the following sections we address initiatives that contribute to each area.

Key facts

% waste decrease (compared to 2017)
% reduction of customer claims (compared to 2017)
% enhancement in quality ratio (compared to 2017)

Responsible production

Supplier management

Y-EMEA strategically sources parts and materials for its products from a multitude of suppliers, encompassing both domestic and international entities within and beyond the European borders. The EMEA sourcing process, facilitated by Yazaki Corporation's Global Supply Chain Management, aims to identify capable partners for new programs. Product Quality Planning practices are implemented with suppliers to support product engineering, utilizing techniques like Supplier Risk Management to assess financial stability and ensure a continuous supply. The efficacy of these practices was tested during the COVID-19 pandemic and amid recent geostrategic risks.

New Yazaki System (NYS)

The NYS is a philosophy and process of Yazaki's wide reform to meet the increasing demands of car makers for Q (Quality), C (Cost) and E (Environment). The New Yazaki System cannot be defined as a task or activity. It's a mindset, the Yazaki way to work and to behave. The purpose is to contribute to our company's continuous improvement and ensuring the company's long-term viability.


Yazaki EMEA places a strong emphasis on continuous improvement and product innovation to achieve these goals. The company employs a PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle with a risk-based thinking approach for continuous improvement. This involves understanding and consistently meeting customer requirements, adding value to processes, achieving effective performance, and improving processes based on data and information evaluation. To streamline operations and ensure consistent performance measurement, Yazaki operates under a Business Operating System (BOS) principle. Our operations strictly adhere to Global Quality Standards. Over the years, we have cultivated a suite of tools and systems dedicated to prevention, quality control, and continuous improvement.

Waste management

Throughout the business year, Y-EMEA manufacturing facilities and offices collectively generated approximately 16,127 tons of waste, with 98% classified as non-hazardous. In absolute terms, this signifies a 18% reduction and due to business recovery a 2% increase compared to Business Years 2017 and 2021, respectively.

Innovation & Infrastructure

Our business acknowledges the critical role of innovation as a primary catalyst for business growth, emphasizing investments in resilient infrastructure at our operational sites and the potential revamping of existing structures for enhanced sustainability. Innovation is indispensable in confronting urgent global challenges, including climate change, resource depletion, and environmental degradation. It assumes a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable future by facilitating the products design and manufacturing with a diminished ecological footprint, thereby promoting a more circular and resource-efficient economy. Y-EMEA is systematically identifying opportunities to cultivate ideas and subsequently transform them into innovations.

Innovation & Design for Environment

Y-EMEA integrates the Design for Environment (DfE) approach, emphasizing early and systematic consideration of environmental aspects and requirements during product development to minimize the negative impacts of products on environment. DfE rules guide a multidisciplinary team in assessing the environmental impact of design throughout the product life cycle. New product objectives include enhancing reusability, recyclability, recoverability, and reducing substances of concern.

Sustainable infrastructures

Sustainable infrastructures play a pivotal role in not only minimizing our environmental impact, but also in enhancing operational efficiency, resulting in significant cost savings and optimal resource utilization. These infrastructures position us to navigate evolving market trends, regulatory landscapes, and the expectations of our customers. By seamlessly integrating sustainability into our infrastructures, we contribute not only to the well-being of the planet and local communities, but also strengthen the resilience and competitiveness of our business on a global scale. Throughout the reporting year, Y-EMEA remained committed to creating environmentally friendly buildings in alignment with our sustainability ambitions. We developed a comprehensive Construction Standard, serving as a framework for sustainable construction during the planning phases of new sites and existing site renovations. This standard has been internally disseminated, providing clear guidance for our construction initiatives.

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Our Sustainability strategy, ambitions and roadmap.

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People Sphere

Our people: decent work, training and development.

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Environmental Sphere

Environmental soundness. Sustainable communities.

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