Ready to safeguard our natural environment
At Subaru, protecting the environment is just as important as protecting our passengers. That's why we build fuel-efficient vehicles in ecologically-minded plants. Together, with our earth-friendly partners, we are dedicated to preserving our planet. It's an integral part of our philosophy. It's what makes a Subaru, a Subaru.
The Subaru Clean Plant
Consider this: When you carry out your trash at home on the next collection day, you'll be sending more trash to landfills than the entire Subaru manufacturing plant in Lafayette, Indiana (SIA). The Subaru plant was the first auto assembly plant to achieve zero landfill status - nothing from its manufacturing efforts goes into a landfill. It's all reused and recycled.
offers the most fuel efficient All-Wheel Drive vehicle lineup in
America.* Subaru also offers Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV)
certified Legacy, Outback, and Forester models which are available for
sale anywhere in the U.S. Subaru PZEV vehicles meet California's
Super-Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle exhaust emission standard.**
- Subaru PZEV vehicles have 90% cleaner emissions than the average new vehicle.
- Gasoline vehicles meeting PZEV emissions standards sometimes have
even lower emissions than hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles.
- Subaru PZEV vehicles achieve such tight pollution controls, and the
burning of fuel is so complete that in very smoggy urban areas, exhaust
out of the tailpipe can actually be cleaner than the air outside.
- According to the EPA, Outback, Forester, and Legacy
are among the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicles available in
the U.S. based on air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and overall
Leave No Trace
of our long-standing environmental efforts is the Leave No Trace Center
for Outdoor Ethics. For the last 10 years, the company has sponsored
the Subaru - Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers. Traveling Trainer teams,
in their Subaru Outback vehicles, travel from state to state teaching
thousands of outdoor enthusiasts how to minimize their impact in natural
areas. The "Education in Motion" program has reached over 8 million
individuals, in 48 states, with the Leave No Trace message.
Subaru customer magazine, Drive, is printed on recycled paper and is
used as a case study in the publishing industry for its environmental