The “Go Green” slogan symbolizes Makita’s commitment to continually providing new value as a comprehensive international supplier of tools. We hope to always remain a company that maintains a steady eye on society, challenging ourselves to create a “sustainable recycling-oriented society” that combines the environment with the economy.
As a global supplier of a comprehensive range of power tools it is vital that we consider the environmental impact of our lifestyle and recognize that environmental issues concern us directly. The entire Makita Group is working to create a sustainable recycling-oriented society that combines the environment with the economy by reviewing our business activities and lifestyles from the ground up.
We have established long-term goals for saving energy, reducing CO2 emissions, and we are implementing activities to preserve the environment. Our products include power tools that use lightweight, long-life lithium-ion batteries, and we will continue to develop products that are friendly to both users and the environment.
Lithium-ion eXtreme Technology (LXT)
A lithium-ion battery features high voltage, high energy density and low self-discharge. It is also lightweight and compact and has high energy efficiency. LXT achieves rapid charging and a long life cycle through the combination of a lithium-ion battery and the Optimum Charging System.
Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT)
AVT is a technology that minimizes the vibration coming from the tool to the operator’s hands. A built-in dynamic vibration absorber reduces the vibration by counteraction and decreases discomfort to the operator.
Makita Mini 4-Stroke Engine (MM4)
MM4 is a small 4-stroke engine. As a 4-stroke engine, it features high fuel efficiency and clean exhaust emission. It is also as small and powerful as a conventional 2-stroke engine.
Energy star recognizes a wide range of products for being energy efficient and environmentally friendly, including home electrical appliances, industrial machines and computers, if these products meet the Energy star requirement, they are allowed to display the Energy star logo.
Makita chargers (ex. DC18RC, DC18SD etc) use less energy than other chargers, so they have qualified for Energy star certification.