We recognize, under the Honda Environment Statement, that biodiversity conservation initiatives are an essential part of our commitment to the preservation of the global environment. We will continue to work toward harmony between this commitment and our activities.
Established in May 2011
Resource exploitation, runaway development, pollution, climate change--these and many other impacts of human activities threaten biodiversity. As a manufacturer of personal mobility products, we see our business activities as being most closely associated with the growing environmental impacts resulting from emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and various other pollutants.
We believe that minimizing the environmental impacts that result from our business activities and products represents the greatest contribution we can make to protecting Earth's myriad life forms. We created the Honda Biodiversity Guidelines to set priorities in this effort, focusing our energies on developing environmental technologies and reducing impacts in our business activities, alongside initiatives to operate in harmony with local communities.
We will develop technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of personal mobility, since this represents the greatest contribution we can make. Technologies include fuel-efficient and next-generation vehicles, and technologies that harness alternative energy.
We aim to make our business activities more sustainable in themselves, by releasing less environmental pollutants, including GHGs, waste, and substances of concern.
We have already gained a wealth of knowledge about how to maintain and restore ecosystems through our Community Forest and Hello Woods initiatives.
We will use this knowledge and experience to implement programs, such as HondaWoods1 activities launched in 2014, that help protect local species and make our business activities friendlier to them, for our benefit and the benefit of local communities.
We will endeavor to openly communicate with the public about the details and outcomes of activities we implement from the new perspectives offered by these biodiversity guidelines.
1. See page J62 of Japan Report to learn more about HondaWoods.