Yamaha Corporate Social Responsibility

The Yamaha tours have ended and there is no doubt the company designs and produces world class products. But the company seems to have a conscience! There is a commitment to business success while improving the quality of life of their workforce, their families as well as the local community and society at large. Here are just a few examples:

Yamaha uses lead free solder on their brass instrument making it a safer working environment as well as preserving the environment.
Yamaha produces recorders for the classroom and does not use glue, it has found a safer alternative.
Yamaha has worked hard to limit its waste emissions. In 2004 the Yamaha Kakegawa piano manufacturing plant (that's where the grand pianos are produced) achieved compliance with the Zero Emissions standards.  This factory installed a cogeneration system that generates electricity from waste.
The company has also implemented a tree planting initiative at its operations around the world.