Honda Releases 6th Annual North American Environmental Report

2010 North American Environmental Report

Honda released the 6th annual report recently on the environmental footprint of the company in North America. The company is on the way of minimizing its operations environmental impact in the region. A detailed review is included in the report upon different technology approaches being undertaken by Honda related to global climate issue.

Honda’s CEO of North American Regional Operation, Tetsuo Iwamura, said the company is strongly committed to the issue of climate change even after severe business conditions last year. He added that Honda continued the development of new technologies and new products that minimizes the environmental footprint and helps in addressing the pressing environmental concerns of the society.

Below are the highlights of the report:

  • The average fuel economy for year 2009 rose to 31.3 mpg from 1 mpg. It is an increase of 3.3 percent from the previous year and a rise of 7.2 percent from the year 2005. The increase has outpaced the voluntary goal of the company that was set in May 2006. The target was to have a rise of 5%.
  • The waste from manufacturing activity to the landfills dropped to 87 percent from Financial Year 2001 and from previous fiscal year it has come down to 65 percent. The company has achieved zero waste from eight of its plants in North America.
  • The total manufacturing energy used was dropped to 8 percent from the last fiscal year. The energy rose to 2.4 percent in per automobile produce.
  • The CO2 emissions in average per automobile produced grew just one percent even when there is an 8 percent decrease in automobile production volume.

The report of Honda covers the operations of the company during fiscal year ended 31st March, 2010 and it also utilizes a lifecycle assessment model of reporting the company’s R&D, sales and manufacturing activities’ impact on environment.

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  3. Honda Jazz Gets Hybrid Tech
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  5. Special Siemens Smart Chopper episode on American Choppers

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