Biodiversity Initiatives

Climate change issue and energy issue are not our only concerns. We also pay close attention to biodiversity as an issue relating to environmental conservation, because our business activities can have an impact on vital natural resources.
Tree-planting and water-recycling initiatives at our plants in the 1960s, and our Community Forest program launched in 1976, demonstrate the deep roots of our commitment to environmental conservation and living in harmony with local communities.
In 2011, we created the Honda Biodiversity Guidelines as part of the contributions we strive to make to global environmental conservation, a goal set forth in our Honda Environment Statement.

Honda Biodiversity Guidelines

Basic Statement

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.

Priority Activities

1. Development of Environmental Technology
We will contribute to the conservation of biodiversity by developing and sharing technologies for fuel-efficient vehicles, next-generation cars, and energy-production and other technologies for the reduction of environmental impacts.
2. Initiatives Based on Corporate Activities
We will work to reduce environmental impacts and ensure the effective use of resources through efficiency improvements.
3. Cooperation with Communities
We will implement community-based activities in cooperation with stakeholders, using expertise accumulated by Honda through its initiatives to protect ecosystems, such as the Community Forests and Hello Woods initiatives.
4. Disclosure and Sharing of Information
We will share information with society by disclosing the outcomes of our activities.

Established in May 2011

‚óŹ Our greatest contribution: reducing environmental impacts from products and operations

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.

1. Develop technologies to reduce impacts on the environment

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.

2. Make business activities species-friendly

We aim to make our business activities more sustainable in themselves, by releasing less environmental pollutants, including GHGs, waste, and substances of concern.

3. Work to protect nearby ecosystems

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.

4. Communicate openly with the public

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.

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