President's Message: By making changes on ourselves and taking on challenges, we create and offer new value for new society.

Impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic

Our society is facing a severe and unexpected crisis with the worldwide expansion of COVID-19. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to all those affected. I hope it will calm down as soon as possible.

Under such circumstances, Yanmar has placed the highest priority on ensuring the health and safety of our stakeholders to prevent the spread of infection. To minimize the impact on our customers, we strive to maintain stable production and supply, cooperating with our group companies and various vendors. Although the impact of the pandemic is enormous and imposes various inconvenience, it also gives us an opportunity to ask ourselves what the future of our society should be.

New management system and workstyle to respond to diverse changes in society

The expansion of COVID-19 has brought upheaval to the society and our lifestyle; of which, a major transformation we have experienced must be digitalization that rapidly penetrates here and there. As the digitalization accelerates, we realize that things around us are moving at an incredible speed, and our lifestyle including workstyle has been transformed accordingly.

How does Yanmar grow and survive through this transition era? Having the pioneering spirit in Yanmar's DNA fostered in our 100 years of history, each member with own entrepreneurship needs to change the ordinary mindset to take on challenges discovering unconventional ways to tackle new fields of business.

To push ourselves forward, Yanmar Group has established a new management structure effective from April 1, 2020. We have reorganized the structure where each organization clarifies the mission and division roles to be able to exercise the authority and operate the management autonomously. This makes it possible to build the organization flexibly according to the business environment, and by developing business more speedily and dynamically in each division, the entire Group can grow and move forward.

In order to make progress as a group, not only making workplace where members can work with peace of mind, but also it is necessary to create a system by which members can work more efficiently in their own ways. Embracing the concept of diversity and bringing together employees from various backgrounds while being respectful of different values will lead to the creation of new values and ingenious solutions, based on new ideas and concepts. In anticipation of the society during or post-pandemic, we have enhanced workstyle by encouraging online meetings and promoting remote work including telecommuting.

Achieving A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

There are a wide range of social issues such as population growth and economic advancement in emerging countries that cause the increase in energy demand, concerns about food shortage, and serious climate change; the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been adopted by the United Nations, and worldwide efforts are expected to resolve the issues.

Yanmar advocates a brand statement of A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE -Creating new values through technology- as a vision where these problems have been solved. Defining new value that enriches people’s lives and protects nature, we are committed to solving the issues our customers face and taking on the social responsibility for human and nature to coexist in the future. As one of the indicators to fulfill our responsibility, the company aims to achieve a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions intensity stemming from business activities (compared to FY2005), as stated in the Yanmar Group Environmental Vision 2030.

To achieve this target, the Energy System Business is proposing and introducing systems that can efficiently control multiple energy equipment such as cogeneration system, air conditioning system (GHP) and solar power generation in the facility to realize further energy savings.

The Engine Business develops economical and highly efficient engines that comply with exhaust gas regulations to reduce CO2 emissions in the product life cycle. Equipped with these engines, our construction machineries support safe and secure community-building, and by which the Construction Equipment Business strives to realize a society where people can live with peace of mind.

In addition to these examples, Yanmar Group continues to promote active initiatives to create new value for both human and nature.

“New value” for new society

Yanmar is a company that always take on challenges responding to changes in the times. We are determined to realize new value by offering solutions to our customers and providing value from a new perspective.