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Corporate Message on Environmental Activities

Toward the realization of a sustainable society

The year 2015 was one in which the world took important historical strides towards environmental conservation. We watched the effects of climate change intensify as the international community recognized that addressing environmental problems had become a pressing need, with numerous countries promising to jointly tackle climate change in agreements signed at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris last December.

Here at Keihin, we also consider eco-friendly initiatives to be one of our most important missions as we work to build a more sustainable society and conserve the world’s abundant natural beauty for generations to come—and we are pleased to report that we made significant progress towards becoming an even more environmentally friendly company in 2015.

In Motorcycle and General-Purpose Products, we have installed its compact motorcycle electronic fuel injector systems (FI systems), which include an electronic control unit with a newly developed ACG starter control system, on the Honda Vario eSP launched in Indonesia. We are also putting our compact motorcycle FI systems products on the Kawasaki Z125 and other models sold throughout Asia. As the motorcycle market has grown in developing countries, we have eagerly worked to expand the use of our FI systems across the globe to deliver advanced environmental performance.

In Automobile Products, we have has succeeded in developing an innovative new power control unit for hybrid vehicles with one of the highest output density ratings in the industry, further supporting the push towards minimizing environmental impact with vehicles that are increasingly electric. The unit was installed in the Honda Odyssey Hybrid. In addition, we have a high-pressure hydrogen supply valve and numerous other products installed on the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, a fuel cell vehicle poised to become the future of next-generation mobility. The supply valve uses natural gas control technology and is the first product of its kind in the world to meet UN technical standards. Meanwhile, in its ongoing efforts to boost the efficiency of internal combustion engines to reduce fuel consumption, the Automobile Products has developed system components for the growing number of vehicles installed with downsized direct-injection turbo engines. These components were installed included on the Honda STEPWGN sold in Japan as well as Honda Civic models sold in the US and Thailand. These are just a few examples of the eco-friendly products we have developed to achieve cutting-edge environmental performance.

We are also working company-wide to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions in all our business activities by reducing our global energy consumption, reducing waste, and more. At the same time, we are teaming up with our suppliers, in an ongoing effort to set up low-carbon supply chains and engaging in several other initiatives to enhance our corporate social responsibility activities on a global scale. In doing so, we hope to share our joys and successes with our stakeholders, business partners, customers, and society as a whole.

We are happy to report that as a result of having secured the trust and goodwill of our customers and communities through these and other efforts, Keihin has become the proud recipient of an unprecedented number of accolades. Honda Motor Company recently presented us with five Supplier Excellence Appreciation Awards, including the Environmental Award. Additionally, we received the Chairman’s Award of Energy Conservation Center of Japan (ECCJ) in Energy Conservation Grand Prize.

Keihin celebrates its sixtieth anniversary this year. As a global company operating in 14 countries and regions around the world, with a combined workforce more than 20,000 people strong, we are committed to our corporate principle “We shall contribute to the future of mankind by the continuous creation of new value”. We intend to do this by contributing to the earth and society through eco-friendly technologies and products that help build a more sustainable society while conserving the world’s abundant natural beauty for generations to come.

This report provides a summary of our environmental philosophy and activities. We thank you for your ongoing support of our operations and eagerly await your feedback and response.

Tsuneo Tanai, President & CEO