Honda Efforts to Green up Operations and Products are Paying Off
Honda has always tried its best to be a green company and build cars that are good for the environment. Their goal has never involved being trendy or "greenwashing." The goal has always been to simply build better cars.
For example, in 1992 Honda wrote the "Honda Environmental Statement" which states that, "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 promote a successful future not only for our company, but the entire world."1
To prove that they were serious about this endeavor, Honda began releasing annual environmental reports to make sure they were having a positive effect on their environment and being held accountable for their commitments.
The latest report came out on Jan 23, 2012 and the results are in; Honda's commitment to being green is paying off.- CO2-adjusted fleet-average fuel economy for Honda vehicles (including Acura) sold in America, in the 2010 model year increased by 4.1 percent over model-year 2009.
- Fleet average fuel-economy of Honda motorcycles across North America has increased 12 percent compared to the fiscal-year 2000 baseline.
- All trucks used to transport new Honda models in North America in 2011 were EPA SmartWay Transport certified.
- Through strategic transportation logistics, Honda eliminated approximately 5.6-million miles of truck travel and over 6,700 metric tons of CO2 emissions in 2011.
- Honda achieved its goal of virtually zero waste to landfills for all plants in North America with 10 plants boasting absolutely zero waste to landfills. This represents a near 92-percent reduction in landfill-bound waste from the fiscal-year 2001 baseline.
To support Honda and their mission, come down to McConnell Honda on 2840 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36116. We carry all the latest new and used Honda models on our lot in Montgomery. Come in today to take a test drive or discuss financing.
Source: 1 http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20120123005386/en/Honda/Environment/North-American-Enviromental-Report