GS YUASA created a system to identify the quantity of goods being shipped, as well as energy consumption and CO2 emissions during logistics.
The GS YUASA Group supports energy conservation activities for logistics. The company promotes energy conservation for freight forwarding (shipping) as one way to reduce the environmental burden during the product life cycle.
In addition, the Group has been designated as certified by the Eco Rail Mark System for five series of batteries for automobiles and motorcycles. This is a system of certification by the Railway Freight Association for companies and products that make thorough use of rail transportation for minimal environmental burden. By getting customers to purchase certified products, they are promoting activities in which customers and companies can participate together to reduce the burden on the environment. The Group promotes logistics that consider the environment by active utilization of rail freight transportation.
A wide-area certification system aims to involve the manufacturers of a product in the product’s recycling and disposal once it reaches the end of its useful life. These systems make possible more efficient recycling and provide feedback on product design leading to easier disposal and reuse, while ensuring that discarded goods are disposed of properly.
In January 2008, the GS YUASA Group in Japan acquired wide-area certification from the Ministry of the Environment for industrial batteries and power supplies, and in January 2009 started accepting orders in earnest for a recycling system based on this certification. Even following the start of operations, GS YUASA continues to make improvements such as expanding the scope of covered products and reviewing operational rules to create mechanisms for the reliable and proper disposal of used industrial batteries.
In the future, GS YUASA will promote even more effective operation of the wide-area certification system to improve customer service as well as to recycle and properly dispose of post-use products.
In Addition, the GS YUASA Group is working to increase the usage rate of recycled lead, the primary material used in lead-acid batteries, one of the manufacturer’s core products.
GS YUASA Battery Germany GmbH, founded in 1983 as YUASA Battery (Europe) GmbH, is based in Krefeld and serves 15 countries within Europe from there.