Hino Motors Japan has been awarded the 11th Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Minister's Prize by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry for its new diesel particle active reduction (DPR) system, which reduces both nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions at the same time.
This has been revealed in the company’s CSR (corporate social responsibility) Report, which outlines projects undertaken over the last Japanese financial year.
Hino's recent CSR activities have been concentrated on the environment, as well as the well-being of customers, stakeholders, employees and communities worldwide.
A large proportion of Hino's environmental focus is on the reduction in the amount of CO2 emitted by its vehicles.
The report details Hino's research and development in electric light duty trucks, electric small buses, the Melpha plug-in hybrid bus, and the Profia electric refrigeration truck, which uses hybrid battery systems for greater efficiency.
For its stakeholders, Hino has focused on enhancing the quality of after-sales service for customers, and providing initiatives such as economical driving education seminars, deepening bonds with dealers, and ensuring transparency in its dealings with all of its partners.
For employees, Hino reports that it is striving to create workplaces that foster personal growth, provide equal opportunities and sound occupational health and safety practices at all its locations around the world.
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