In 1992, Honda established the “Honda Environment Statement.” Since then, we have been pursuing the principles of the Statement while promoting environmental awareness inside and outside the company.
In 2011, Honda set “Triple ZERO” as the direction for its environmental initiatives.
In 2021, Honda established “Triple Action to ZERO,” which specifies target years and required actions, upon which we have been further accelerating our initiatives for the pursuit of “zero environmental impact.”
Since the 1960s, Honda has been taking a proactive approach in resolving environmental issues.
In the 1970s, Honda developed the low-pollution CVCC engine, which reduced carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and became the first engine in the world to comply with the Muskie Act (the 1970 U.S. Clean Air Act), which was said to be the most stringent emissions regulation in the world at that time.
In 1992, we adopted the “Honda Environment Statement,” which organized and clearly stated our basic approach to reduce the environmental impact of our products throughout the product design, development and production stages and throughout each stage of the product lifecycle.
The Honda Environment Statement has been serving as a guideline for all of our environmental initiatives.
“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:
Established and announced in June 1992
Striving to realize a society where everyone can go anywhere freely, safely and with complete peace of mind, we established the Honda Environmental and Safety Vision in 2011.
This vision represents Honda's passionate desire to contribute to sustainable growth and harmony in society by continuously inspiring our customers through our personal mobility products and services.
As an expression of our determination to continue furthering environmental initiatives toward the realization of our vision for the future, we established the Honda Global Environmental Slogan – Blue Skies for Our Children – and the Honda global environmental symbol was established as a symbol of the slogan.
Realizing the joy and freedom of mobility and a sustainable society where people can enjoy life.
Honda had established a concept (Triple ZERO) for its environmental initiatives toward the pursuit of “zero environmental impact” that enables people to live sustainably on this planet. In 2021, we established “Triple Action to ZERO,” which specifies target years and required actions.
Our environmental initiatives will now center around “Triple Action to ZERO,” which is a concept that combines three focus areas:
- Carbon neutrality
- Clean energy
- Resource circulation
Not only with our products but throughout the entire product lifecycle including all corporate activities, Honda will strive to realize a circular/resource-recycling society which aims for “zero environmental impact” by 2050.
To address “climate change issues,” Honda is striving to eliminate CO2 emissions in products and business activities in the future by utilizing renewable energy.
To address “energy issues,” Honda is striving to eliminate energy risks in the future, such as those caused by a dependence on fossil fuels.
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.
Addressing climate change and energy issues
Efficient use of resources
Conservation of clean air
From the perspectives of both Honda and our stakeholders, we have organized and clarified key challenges we must address globally.
Key environmental challenges we have identified are 1) addressing climate change and energy issues,
2) efficient use of resources and 3) conservation of clean air.
Honda is striving to realize a society which aims for “zero environmental impact” by taking initiatives with its own technologies and business activities based on the concept of “Triple Action to ZERO.”
In particular, as for the initiatives to introduce energy-saving facilities,
we will continue reducing energy use and CO2 emissions by introducing the latest energy-saving technologies and know-how at our new and renewed production plants.
Moreover, we will make progress in the use of carbon-free electricity and be proactive in utilizing clean energy at our production operations.
To this end,Honda set a target to
reduce its total CO2 emissions by by 2030. (compared to FY2020)
Honda is proactively promoting 3R (reduce/reuse/recycle) activities while giving
consideration to risks of resource depletion and environmental contamination caused by waste disposal.
We are also working to reduce the amount of waste and water intake and have set targets to
reduce both areas by by 2023
compared to the BAU projections.
At Honda, we believe that it is important to integrate all of our environmental
from the viewpoint of the product life cycle.
We calculate the total amount of CO2 emissions in all domains of our corporate activities and the CO2 emissions for the entire product life cycle, from the procurement of raw materials to product disposal,
and strive to visualize the CO2 emissions reduction effects of our initiatives
and build a circular/resource-recycling value chain beyond industry boundaries.
Regarding the electrification of products, our motorcycle, automobile and power products businesses
have set their respective targets for the ratio of electrified products to global unit sales in 2030
and have been accelerating electrification through various measures including collaboration with other companies,
while expanding and enhancing the lineup of electrified products.
Moreover, as a part of our “resource circulation” initiatives, we are making progress in research on reuse schemes and technologies, as well as recycled materials (biomass materials) applicable to all parts and materials used for our products.
We established and have been working toward the internal milestone to achieve 100% use of sustainable materials by 2050.