As a product-based approach to realizing Triple Zero, we developed scenarios by which we aim to eliminate CO2 emissions in the life cycles of our products. These scenarios trace the evolution of environmental and energy technologies, from efficiency improvements for internal combustion engines to renewable energy deployment, and lastly to energy management.
To move our products along these scenarios, we established the Honda Environmental Performance Standard (HEPS), an independent product classification and certification system that classifies products according to how well they reduce or help reduce CO2 emissions compared to preceding models. Hi Efficient Products are products with higher-efficiency internal combustion engines. Innovative Products are those that use environmental-innovation or energy-diversification technologies. Revolutionary Products are those that use hydrogen, solar power, or another form of renewable energy. Our eventual goal is to make all Honda products in the world HEPS-compliant.