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Subaru Corporation

Subaru Corporation is a major Japanese auto manufacturer operating globally with sales of over 1 million vehicles in 2017. Its market capitalisation was valued at nearly US$26 billion in the same year. Subaru is well known for its reasonably priced saloon and SUV models, such as the Impreza, Outback and Forrester.

Ranking position
#22 /25
Total score
7.8 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
  • Trend line is up
  • Trend line is equal
  • Trend line is down
Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-25)


1.0 /3 #9

Material Investment

0.4 /0.4 #1

Intangible Investment

1.2 /2.4 #10

Sold product performance

4.0 /7 #14


0.6 /2.2 #14


0.3 /1.2 #8


0.0 /0.8 #16

Policy Engagement

0.4 /1.2 #13

Business Model

0.0 /1.8 #23
Total score 7.8 /20 #22

Leading practices

No leading practices were identified for this company.

Risks and opportunities


A trend score of – is awarded to Subaru. If the company were reassessed in the near term, its score would most likely worsen. Subaru is due to continue with 100 percent internal combustion engine vehicle sales in the short term, with its low-carbon alternative – a plug-in hybrid vehicle – not entering the market until 2021. As a result, Subaru’s fleet emissions from internal combustion engine vehicles will increase. A substantial reduction is required during the next five years to stay within the emissions budget set in the low-carbon pathway. Subaru has also not published a low-carbon transition plan or acknowledged climate change as a risk to its business strategy. Furthermore, the company has not set long-term emissions reductions targets outside of manufacturing, indicating that it is not yet aligned with the low-carbon pathway.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

See results for

  1. 2020
  2. 2021

More about the company

Tokyo, Japan
Ownership structure
Publicly listed
Group revenue (2017)
US$29.8 billion
Number of vehicles sold (2017)
~ 1 million
Market capitalisation (2017)
US$25.85 billion