• Basic Appraoch to Environmental Sustainability

     

    In striving to be a company society wants to exist for people around the world,

    Honda views the environment as a key component of its sustainability efforts, along with society, safety, and quality.

    By articulating a clear future vision through the Honda Environment Statement and Honda Environmental and Safety Vision,

    and by moving forward with specific, global environmental initiatives,

    we work to exceed the expectations of our customers and society.

Honda Environment  Statement

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Honda has endeavored to solve environmental problems since the 1960s. In the 1970s, we developed the Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion (CVCC) engine, a low-emission engine with reduced emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides (NOx). That achievement made Honda the world's first automaker to comply with the U.S. Clean Air Act, which at the time was seen as the world's most stringent standards for automobile emissions.
In 1992, we adopted the Honda Environment Statement as a guide for all of our environmental initiatives. It articulates our basic approaches to reduce environmental impacts not only in the product design, development, and manufacturing stages but in all stages of the product life cycle.

Honda Environment Statement

 

As a responsible member of society whose task lies in the preservation of the global environment, the Company will make every effort to contribute to human health and the preservation of the global environment in each phase of its corporate activity. Only in this way will we be able to count on a successful future not only for our company, but for the world.
We should pursue our daily business under the following principles:

 

  1. We will make efforts to recycle materials and conserve resources and energy at every stage of our products’ life cycle—from research, design, production and sales, to services and disposal.
  2. We will make every effort to minimize and find appropriate methods to dispose of waste and contaminants that are produced through the use of our products, and in every stage of the life cycle of these products.
  3. As both a member of the company and of society, each associate will focus on the importance of making efforts to preserve human health and the global environment, and will do his or her part to ensure that the company as a whole acts responsibly.
  4. We will consider the influence that our corporate activities have on the regional environment and society, and endeavor to improve the social standing of the company.
       
Established and announced in June 1992

Honda Environmental and Safety Vision

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Honda dreams of a society where everyone can go anywhere freely, safely, and with peace of mind. The Honda Environmental and Safety Vision was set in 2011 as a reflection of that dream.
This vision expresses our passionate desire to contribute to the sustainable growth of society and harmony between people so that we can continue to deliver excitement through products and services that support personal mobility and a better life in general.
We established "Blue Skies for Our Children" as a global environmental slogan expressing our commitment to do more to realize our environmental and safety vision. The graphic below symbolizes the global environmental slogan.

Honda Environmental and Safety Vision

Realizing the joy and freedom of mobility and a sustainable society where people can enjoy life

Honda global environmental symbol

Blue Skies for the Children

Material issues in the environmental dimension


Responding to

climate change

and energy issues

Utilizing

resources

efficiently

Ensuring

clean air

 

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We have identified the issues that matter most to Honda’s business and to its stakeholders on a global level. We recognize responding to climate change and energy issues, utilizing resources efficiently, ensuring clean air as the most material issues relevant to the environment.


Concepts for achieving environmental neutrality

triple zero

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Triple Zero Approach

Honda has adopted Triple Zero as a concept unifying the three areas where we aspire to bring impacts to zero: climate change, energy, and resource use. By applying this concept to our business operations, we aspire to realizing a society with zero environmental impact.

Zeroing CO2 emissions using renewable energy

To address climate change issues, Honda is striving to eliminate CO2 emissions in products and business activities in the future by utilizing renewable energy.

Zeroing energy risk

To address “energy issues,” Honda is striving to eliminate energy risks in the future, such as those caused by a dependence on fossil fuels.

Zeroing resource and disposal risk

To address the need for “efficient utilization of resources,” Honda is striving to eliminate risks across the entire product life cycle, from the resource procurement stage to the used product recovery and disposal stages.


Efforts to reduce environmental impacts

Product-based initiatives

Operations-based initiatives

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Based on our Triple Zero approach and through our technologies and business operations, we aim to create a society that has zero impact on the environment.

Product-based initiatives

 

We are working to develop products with reduced CO2 emissions through efforts such as improvements in the efficiency of internal combustion engines, diversification of energy types, and the use of renewable energy sources.

Operations-based initiatives

 

We are engaged in a variety of initiatives for enhancing energy efficiency, as well as developing high-efficiency technologies and introducing renewable energies such as solar and wind. Other initiatives include efforts to reduce waste and water use.