Honda 2019 North American Environmental Report (NAER) details the company’s environmental activities in North America and disclosing the results of its efforts over the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 (FY 2019). The 46-page report details the major environmental impacts of Honda’s activities in the North America region, with a focus on greenhouse gas emissions, but also including factors such as water use, waste and air emissions resulting from various aspects of the company’s operations.
“We are determined to continue reducing the environmental impact of our products and operations,” said Shinji Aoyama, president & CEO of American Honda Motor Co. Inc. and Honda North America, Inc. “Through our environmental initiatives, we will work toward out long-term vision for a zero-carbon society, while creating products that satisfy our customers and fulfill our commitment to use technology to help people.”
The 2019 NAER is Honda’s 15th annual report on the environmental impact of its operations in North America and covers the period from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 (fiscal year 2019). Additional information on Honda’s environmental initiatives in the region can be found on the Honda Corporate Social Responsibility website. 2019 North American Environmental Report Highlights: Manufacturing the CO2e emissions intensity of automobile production was down, along with solid waste from manufacturing, Waste to landfills remained level at 2,900 metric tons as the company’s plants continued to operate with less than one percent of waste sent to landfill.
Total water use in manufacturing fell, while ninety-nine percent of the waste from Honda’s 12 U.S. parts warehousing and distribution centers was recycled in FY19. The CO2 emissions intensity of North American service parts shipments fell, along with unadjusted average CO2 emissions of the company’s U.S. automobile fleet also fell 1.3 percent, or 7 grams/mile (g/mi) to 230 g/mi and was 15.1 percent below (better than) the industry average of 271 g/mi.
O The average fuel economy of Honda U.S. motorcycle fleet in model year 2018 was up 77 percent from the model year 2000 baseline.
Honda is working to advance technologies that address society’s environmental and energy concerns. The company seeks to reduce or eliminate the use of substances of concern (SOCs) and scarce natural resources in the design of its vehicles and expand the involvement of U.S. Honda and Acura dealers as well as powersports, power equipment and marine dealers in its “Green Dealer” program.