What Honda Is Doing To Be A Green Company is Amazing

November 15th, 2016 by

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What Honda Is Doing To Be A Green Company is Amazing

Honda takes great care to consider the environmental impact of everything that is done and made. In 1992 Honda was one of the first companies to declare it’s own environmental statement. In 2011 Honda went one step further by issuing an environmental and safety vision. Honda has been reporting it’s environmental performance data along with future plans. Read Honda’s 2016 report here.

Below is a list of improvements Honda is making to be a more green company.

Honda Environmental Goals

2020: Honda established a target to reduce fleet-average CO2 emissions from its products by 30 percent by the year 2020, compared to fiscal year 2001. So much progress has already been made. As of 2016 automobile emissions has reduced by 22.4%. Motorcycle emissions has been reduced by 33.2%. Power products has beed reduced by 27.8%.

2030: Honda aims to grow zero-emission sales such as electric, hydrogen and hybrid vehicles to two thirds of it’s global sales by 2030.

2050: By 2050 Honda aims to reduce it’s total company CO2 emission by 50%.


Honda made a list of the life cycle for every product. Read below for a list of all of them. Each Life Cycle change helps to make Honda a green company. In addition Honda is planning for the future to make it’s foot print smaller every year. 


Honda maintains a 90% of recyclability in the design level for Honda and Acura Automobiles. 95% recyclability for power sports and power equipment. Maintain at least 90% recyclability across the board. Honda is also reducing the amount of PVC in all products and now uses no PVC in and Honda  our Acura interiors.


Honda makes sure every truck is fully loaded to prevent additional trips, puts smaller loads with bigger loads which also helps fill trucks to their maximum capacity and routes are combined therefore over 1,595,662 miles of travel were saved!


CO2e emissions: Automobile manufacturing emissions decreased 10%. Powersports (Motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides) manufacturing emissions decreased 4%. And Power Equipment (Generators, lawn mowers, etc.) manufacturing emissions decreased 8%

Waste: Solid waste per automobile produced decreased 4.9% from the previous year. Total landfill waste decreased 92% from its baseline year of 2001. Landfill waste per auto has decreased 96% from its baseline year of 2001.

Sales and Service

In FY2016, 78.9 percent of all Honda and Acura automobiles manufactured in the U.S. or arriving at U.S. ports were transported by train, resulting in a 10% decrease in emissions from the baseline year of 2009 therefore 99.5% of total waste from distribution centers was kept out of landfill in FY2016.

400 dealers across all product lines were enrolled in the Green Dealer Program and 106 of them had received an award showing that they had reduced their energy usage by at least 10%. Some dealers have reduced their energy usage by more than 50%. and the program has resulted in a total annual reduction of 12,500 tons of CO2.


Honda and Acura automobiles had a fleet-average unadjusted fuel economy of 37.1 mpg in model year 2015, which was an increase of 6.9% from the previous year and 18.9% better than the industry average;

Honda’s motorcycle fleet had an average fuel economy of 83.2 mpg for this reason an 11.5% increase from the previous year and a 66.4% increase from its Model Year 2000 baseline; and

CO2 emissions from the use of Honda and Acura automobiles decreased (improved) 6.6% from the previous year and was 15.8% better than the industry average.


Recycling programs for many service parts of our automobiles are a key component of our zero-waste-to-landfill strategy in North America therefore more than 630,000 parts and 39,230,000 pounds of recyclable material were diverted from landfills in FY2016 including.

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