Reducing CO2 emissions from our products is a necessary step in combating climate change and energy issues, the greatest challenges to our business. That is why we created the 2020 Product CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets, through which we seek to reduce the average amount of CO2 emitted per unit of automobiles, motorcycles, and power products by 30% from 2000 levels by 2020. We hope to achieve these targets by developing cleaner technologies and marketing more energy-efficient products.
● Regions covered:
Automobiles: Japan, North America, Europe, Asia/Oceania, China, South America (more than 90% of global sales)
Motorcycles: Japan, North America, Europe, Thailand, India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil, Philippines, Malaysia, Pakistan (more than 90% of global sales)
Power products: All products sold in all regions
We made no progress in reducing CO2 emissions from automobiles, as we experienced the effects of an increase in sales of large sport utility vehicle (SUV) in North America, which makes up a large share of our global sales, and failed to produce automobiles as planned due to a parts shortage following the Great East Japan Earthquake and production adjustments made in response to damages caused by flooding in Thailand.
We dramatically reduced CO2 emissions from motorcycles as a result of major growth in sales of the Wave 110i (Thailand) and Activa (India), both fuel-efficient commuter bikes, and sales of the Biz 125 (Brazil), a flexible-fuel motorcycle (FFM).
We once again reduced emissions from power products as a result of increased sales of mid-size and hand-held engines, which produce relatively fewer emissions per unit, and the market launch of fuel-efficient products such as hybrid snowblowers, electric lawnmowers, and new outboard marine engine (BF250).
Power products (kg/h)