More Than a Car Company®
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More Than a Car Company®
Our commitment to being More Than a Car Company is at the core of everything we do. A guiding principle across Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA), and our parent company, Subaru Corporation (SBR), these values mean we work as a team to align with our overall company commitment—providing customers with excellent products and services—while improving the lives of those within our Subaru community and beyond.
In the U.S., Subaru of America employs 1,334 colleagues at our U.S. headquarters, field offices, training facilities, regional distribution centers, and ports. We work with 37,929 people at our distribution and retail centers and another 6,263 people at our sister facility, Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA). Together, these individuals collaborate to ensure we continue our drive for impact. They make it possible to be More Than a Car Company.
Read more about our commitment to belonging, safety, and careers for our teams in the Our People section.
Our Parent: Subaru Corporation
Our parent company, Subaru Corporation (SBR), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has led us on our journey to become a company with strong corporate responsibility, principles, and convictions.
To fulfill our promise, SBR formulated our mid-term management vision called Speed, Trust, Engagement, and Peace of Mind and Enjoyment (STEP), with the goal of building trust that resonates with customers. Since launching in 2018, we have taken various initiatives primarily centered on “Corporate culture reform,” “Quality enhancement,” and the “Evolution of the Subaru difference.” We have been steadily making progress in these areas and look forward to a future of continuing to engage in business activities that put customers center-stage.
Key SBR achievements from 2022 include recognition in indices that serve as core environmental, social, and governance benchmarks by the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan, the world’s largest public pension fund:
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
FTSE Blossom Japan Index: Selected for a third consecutive year as an index constituent.
FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
FTSE Russell’s FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index: Selected as a constituent of this newly developed index.
Our Sister: Subaru of Indiana Automotive
Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) is Subaru Corporation’s U.S.-based manufacturing facility and a key leader in environmental management across all of Subaru. Industry-leading sustainability initiatives enabled SIA to become the first U.S. auto plant to earn International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 Certification in 1998 and zero-landfill status in 2004.
The SIA Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2022. Since its establishment in 1997, the SIA Foundation has given more than $2.7 million to fund nonprofit organizations across Indiana. This milestone is marked by support of 40 nonprofit organizations in 2022 through initiatives ranging from sponsorship and in-kind donations to volunteering opportunities. Read more about the impact of the SIA Foundation on their website.
Subaru of America is the U.S. sales and marketing arm of our Japanese parent company, Subaru Corporation. But we alone cannot deliver these great products to our customers. We do so through a network of almost 650 retailers across the country. Some car companies might call them “dealers,” but at Subaru, we call them retailers because we believe they are more than just car dealers.
Our retailers are focused on building lifelong relationships with their customers from purchase throughout their ownership, striving to give exceptional support that exceeds expectations. Many of these retailers have been with us from the beginning and have developed a deep-rooted relationship with the brand and our team members. They are an extension of our Love Promise, and their dedication to their customers and communities allows all of us to shine brighter.
Our Hometown: Camden, New Jersey
Since 2018, we have proudly called Camden, New Jersey, our home. We invest deeply in the community, working closely with residents and community leaders to address community needs. The Subaru of America Foundation, Inc., also supports our hometown of Camden, New Jersey, and organizes its philanthropic efforts in two major categories: environment and employment. Read more about our hometown initiatives in the Camden Commitment section.
Our campus in Camden, New Jersey, reflects our commitment to being a world-class leader in environmental performance. We demonstrate our efforts in sustainability where we live and work through the below specifications to our facilities.
Our headquarters and National Service Training Center buildings feature upgraded building automation systems, which provide us with comprehensive monitoring of our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) infrastructure’s performance. This data allows us to optimize energy performance and reduce CO2 emissions everywhere we can. We also continually seek out other energy saving strategies.
LEED Silver Headquarters
Our Camden headquarters is certified LEED Silver, reflecting our promise to help reduce our environmental impact.
The following are some of our building’s many green features:
- 100% green, renewable wind power
- 63 on-site EV charging stations
- HVAC infrastructure and LED lighting throughout
- Reclaimed wood wall décor in our lobby and cafe
- Employee workstations and carpeting composed of partially recycled materials
- A Pennsylvania Horticultural Society-designed drought-tolerant landscape that includes native perennials, hardwoods, and grass species
- Stormwater management practices, including raising site grades during construction, planting wetland species in poor drainage areas, and installing a rain garden
- ISO 14001 certified for 18 years
- Utilizes daylight-harvesting lighting technology to offset the amount of electric lighting needed and reduce the associated CO2 emissions
- Upgraded to energy-efficient LED technology in our mechanical rooms by installing over 700 LED bulbs to reduce associated GHG emissions while lowering the costs of operating and disposing of lighting materials
Share the Love® Garden
The Subaru Share the Love Garden entered its 15th year in 2022. The organic garden on the grounds of our headquarters was designed by a local urban farming nonprofit, Center for Environmental Transformation. It is tended by Subaru teammates, and each harvest is donated to Cathedral Kitchen, an emergency food provider in Camden, NJ. Our donation totals surpassed 7,600 pounds in 2022.
For more details on the Share the Love Garden, see Subaru Loves to Help.
We began our recycling initiatives at Subaru before it was a state mandate and have continued to place recycling at the forefront of our waste management practices. We are constantly exploring new ways to make our paper and recycling processes more innovative and efficient. Our hospitality partner, Eurest, works with us to minimize food waste in every phase of food preparation. Eurest continually engages in conservation efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle via their Waste Not program. Scrap containers are strategically placed throughout our offices to collect employee food waste, which is then transported to be repurposed as animal feed or compost.
Food Waste Reduction
of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) prevented from entering atmosphere*
* according to the United Nations methodology
The need for stormwater management infrastructure that can mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events continues to be vital. We have invested in proactive site engineering measures, such as raising existing site grades by up to five feet and planting wetland vegetation in areas with poor drainage. In 2022, these water management techniques continued to be a valuable strategy in our responsible storm management. Our rain garden also helps reduce runoff through on-site retention of some stormwater that would otherwise contribute to flooding as rainwater drains into the nearby Cooper River.
This year, we collected data on our 2019 Portland Re-Lamping Project which showed a 34% reduction in CO2 emissions from CY2019. This showed a $64,287 cost savings and a 684,400 KWH savings, equivalent to 485 metric tons of CO2 emissions. The project has also improved the lighting in our warehouses and has helped visually enhance the working environment for our employees. Through this work, we are now closer to aligning with SBR’s goal to reduce CO2 emissions from Subaru Group factories and offices by 30% before 2031.