Along with development of environmental management systems at the group-wide level, we have been introducing such systems at each business site in order to continuously improve their environmental performance and to control environmental pollutants. We have been working actively to acquire ISO 14001, an international certification for environmental management, particularly at our production facilities.
After acquiring certification at each of our five major production facilities in Japan, we combined their certification for integrated operation of their management systems. Going forward, we plan to promote acquisition and expand our integrated system to include environmental management of the Saitama Factory's Yorii Plant, newly completed in March 2013. We also combined the certification registration for Honda head office buildings and district buildings in fiscal 2012.
We will continue developing our environmental management systems and seeking ISO 14001 certification (or in Europe, EMAS). We will continue working to ensure that business sites with certified environmental management systems remain certified, and also continue to apply the PDCA cycle at each site for continuous improvement in reducing the environmental impact of our operations.