Honda Approach to the Environment

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.”

Honda Environment Statement

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.

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’ lifecycle – 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 lifecycle 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

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.

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

Triple Action to ZERO

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.

The Triple ZERO

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 risks

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.

Key Environmental Challenges

  • 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.

Reducing Our Environmental Impact

  • Products

  • Corporate activities

Based on the concept of “Triple Action to ZERO,” Honda is committed to reduce its environmental impact with its own technologies and business activities, which will lead to the realization of a society which aims for "zero environmental impact.”

Products

In addition to expanding the utilization of renewable energy and diversifying energy sources, Honda has continued its effort to further increase the efficiency of the internal combustion engine.

Corporate activities

Honda continues working on a wide range of energy-saving measures including the development of various high-efficiency industrial technologies and the utilization of renewable energy including solar and wind power. Moreover, Honda remains committed to reducing waste and the use of water use.