- CO2e emissions from Honda manufacturing operations declined by nearly 30%
- Honda Supplier Green Excellence Program contributes to carbon neutrality goal
- Honda of Canada Mfg. achieves Natural Resources Canada Energy Star Certification
Honda today released environmental impact data for its North American operations covering the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022 (FY 2022). This marks the 18th consecutive year that Honda has issued its North American Environmental Report, outlining the company’s environmental sustainability performance across its products and operations.
Honda is working toward its goal of zero environmental impact by 2050 through its “Triple Zero” approach, including achieving carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities, 100% utilization of renewable energy, and resource circularity (100% use of sustainable materials).
Resource circularity will play a key role in Honda’s efforts to achieve zero environmental impact. The company aims to create a closed loop, circular economy that maximizes the useful life of materials in Honda products. By developing recovery systems to recapture materials of its products when they reach end-of-life, Honda can reuse, refurbish, repurpose and recycle them into new products and foster Honda’s circular economy.
2022 North American Environmental Highlights
The following data covers greenhouse gas emissions and waste management.
- All Honda manufacturing plants in North America are nearly zero-waste-to-landfill, and these plants are also recycling 92% of the waste from their respective facilities.
- Honda of Canada Mfg. specifically achieved the Natural Resources Canada Energy Star Certification, reduced energy use by 20,000 gigajoules, reduced water consumption by 15,000 cubic metres, and maintained a greater than 95% waste diversion rate.
- Also, 99% of the waste from Honda’s 12 U.S. parts warehousing and distribution centres was recycled.
- Honda reduced its overall CO2e emissions from manufacturing operations by 29.5% in the U.S., due in part to Honda’s Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Boiling Springs Wind Farm in Oklahoma and lower vehicle production at Honda facilities.
Honda Supplier Green Excellence Program
More than 500 Honda suppliers across North America report their CO2 emissions to Honda and continually work to reduce their carbon footprint. Established in 2019, the Honda Supplier Green Excellence Program aims to reduce and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions throughout Honda’s value chain, helping contribute to the company’s carbon neutrality goal.
Through the program, Honda suppliers use Manufacture 2030’s energy management system to track key environmental data, including CO2 emissions, and identify new reduction opportunities. Honda also helps its suppliers develop corporate energy goals and reduce energy costs.
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Honda Commitment to the Environment
Honda is committed to addressing global environmental and energy issues by striving to realize carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by 2050. To reduce CO2 emissions even further, Honda will strive to make battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles represent 100% of auto sales globally by 2040.
Honda also is working to reduce the environmental impact of its business operations. To slash CO2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power seeking to cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. This enables the company to fully offset the remaining carbon intensive grid-supplied electricity used in its Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama automobile manufacturing operations. Honda also promotes environmentally responsible business practices with its suppliers and retail dealer partners across North America.
About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. Since 1986, the company has produced Honda engines and almost 10 million cars and light trucks at its Alliston, Ontario manufacturing facilities, where the Honda Civic and Honda CR-V are currently built. Honda Canada has invested over $6.5 billion in Canada, and each year sources over $3 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Since its inception, Honda Canada has sold over five million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada through a dealer network of more than 280 dealerships across the country. For more information, please visit www.hondacanada.ca.
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