For the Next Generation

The car is used by many people and contributes to daily transport needs all over the world. At the same time, however, the car causes environmental impact throughout all stages of its life, from production to disposal.
We, Daihatsu, believe that compact cars play a significant role in reducing environmental impact and our duty to future generations is to work towards realization of recycling oriented society.

*: Daihatsu Environmental Mark clearly shows the attitude that all employees are willing to implement global environmental conservation throughout their production plants and their automobile products.

Recycling Resources and Prevention of Hazardous Waste

Using easy to recycle materials

We are aiming to integrate the type of materials we use to improve recyclability. This includes standardizing materials for plastic parts and simplification of materials. We have also prioritized the use of easy-to-recycle thermoplastic and recycled materials to make more of our parts.

Items   Name of Parts
Use of easy-to-recycle materials Polypropylene Bumpers (front & rear), Cowl louver etc
Thermoplastic Olefin Door glass run, Roof molding, Windshield molding etc
Use of recycled materials Recycled Polypropylene Engine undercover, Dashboard silencer outer etc
Recycled cotton felt Roof silencer, Dashboard silencer outer etc
Recycled PET bottles Dashboard silencer inner
Prevention of using hazardous substances and identification of plastic and rubber materials

We are working to prevent the use of hazardous substances, such as lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium. Also we are identifying material coding of plastics and rubber on each part of our products. Our products comply with the EU ELV Directive and national ELV legislation corresponding to EU Directive in each EU countries.

Environmental Protection
Pursuing ecologically-sound development

Environmental problems today need to be addressed on a global scale. Based on our slogan "We make it COMPACT," our corporate activities are contributing to the creation of a socio-economic system that functions in symbiosis with the environment. Daihatsu adopts an all-encompassing approach to automobile manufacture, from development, manufacturing and sales to the appropriate disposal of end-of-life vehicles.

Product development

From the outset, Daihatsu pursues the goal of being the No.1 power unit in terms of ecology and economy, with a low-fuel consumption, low-emission engine based on revolutionary technology and incremental improvements. We are also developing next-generation clean energy sources as well as conducting research into traffic conditions.

(next-generation direct injection diesel engine)
Daihatsu has achieved ultra-low emission levels with the development of its low-cost, compact, high performance, extended life TOPAZ catalytic converter.
Eco Station
In March 2001, Daihatsu opened a service station in front of its headquarters for compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered vehicles, which have almost zero emissions of harmful particulates and low emissions of CO2.

Dust Collection System

So as to be positively accepted by local communities, our factories comply with all relevant laws and ordinances. We are working to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment and prevent environmental problems before they occur. Reducing CO2 emissions, curbing air and water pollution and cutting back on industrial waste are all features of our environmental preservation management system. All our factories have attained ISO14001 certification, and we have achieved zero landfill waste.
Co-Generation System
The introduction of this new system into our factories has saved resources and energy,and helped to clean the air that is discharged.
Dust Collection System
This system serves to prevent air pollution, and allows to recycle the collected dust.
Waste-Water Treatment
The addition of this waste-water treatment system helps to preserve the water quality in the area surrounding the factory.