Progress in Meeting Environmental TargetsDirection

Mid-term plans and results for operations-related environmental initiatives

Milestones on the road to 2020 Mid-term plans for operations-related environmental initiatives (FY2012 - FY2014)
Climate
change and
energy
Strengthen initiatives that
span entire product life cycles

1

Global operations: Reduce CO2 emissions per unit of production by 5% by FY2014 (baseline: FY2009)1

2

Purchasing domain:

  • ・ Promote measurement and reduction of suppliers' GHG emissions under the revised Green Purchasing Guidelines

3

Production domain:

  • ・ Install cutting-edge environmental technologies at Yorii Plant (production scheduled to begin in 2013) and make preparations

to deploy the technologies globally

  • ・ Set benchmarks for energy use and set higher efficiency standards

4

Transportation domain:

  • ・ Increase transportation efficiency in each region by implementing modal shifts, deploying more fuel-efficient trucks, etc

5

Sales and services, administration, product development domains:
  • ・ Promote energy conservation by encouraging eco-etiquette and more efficient use of facilities
Material and
water resources
Ramp up 3R efforts

6

Production domain:

  • ・ Strengthen resource-use-reduction initiatives by increasing throughput yields to reduce by-products
  • ・ Collaborate with suppliers to increase use of metal scraps
  • ・ Maintain zero landfill waste performance (Japan and Europe)

7

End-of-life product recycling:

  • ・ Make steady efforts to comply with end-of-life vehicle recycling laws in various countries
Minimize water use

8

Production domain: Reduce use according to conditions in each region, for example by conserving water and using recycled water in production processes
Substances of
concern
Reduce VOC2 emissions from production
processes

9

Production domain: Develop VOC-emissions-reduction technologies for coating processes and expand application to overseas facilities and motorcycle coating processes
Biodiversity
Local conservation initiatives
in accordance with the Honda
Biodiversity Guidelines

10

Corporate initiatives:

  • ・ Educate suppliers on the destructive impacts of hazardous substances and water use on ecosystems

Collaboration with local communities:

  • ・ Conduct biodiversity surveys at business sites in Japan
  • ・ Develop policies, guidelines, and practical know-how at each business site
  • ・ Assess possibilities of introducing biodiversity initiatives at overseas business sites
Environmental
management
Strengthen global/regional promotional
frameworks and increase
disclosure of environmental data

11

Strengthen independent, voluntary promotional frameworks in each region, and strengthen global collaboration

12

Expand Honda Environmental Annual Report into a global report, and increase disclosure of environmental data in each region

Results of fiscal 2013 initiatives
Climate
change and
energy

1

Reduced average per-unit CO2 emissions by 7% in FY2013 (baseline : FY2009)

2

Promoted measurement of GHG emissions from suppliers in a broader range of activities covering product life cycles
Asia/Oceania: Deployed the Energy Conservation Caravan to visit suppliers and monitor energy consumption

3

Used energy use monitoring of each production process to make the production system more efficient Asia/Oceania: Made progress in switching from diesel generators to natural gas cogeneration systems

4

Transportation modal shifts in each region
South America: Began shifting to coastal routes and actively avoiding trucking for the transportation of motorcycles

5

  • ・ Promoted energy conservation through eco-awareness and etiquette-raising activities and improvements in equipment use
  • ・ Installed high-efficiency devices (LED lighting, compressors, HVAC systems, IPM motors3)
  •  North America: Increased the number of participants in the Green Dealer program launched the previous year and enhanced program development
Material and
water resources

6

  • ・ Implemented measures to improve throughput yields in the design stage
  • ・ Increased use of stamping press scrap steel
  •  South America: Promoted sand mold recycling in the casting process

7

Continued efforts to comply with the automobile recycling regulations of each country

8

Promoted use of recycled water and water-conservation activities in each region
Asia/Oceania: Introduced rainwater storage systems
Substances of
concern

9

  • ・ Started using low-VOC coatings in coating processes
  • ・ Used low-VOC coatings for prototype models in product development
  •  North America: Introduced new processing equipment to reduce VOC emissions in the bumper coating process
Biodiversity

10

Conducted biodiversity surveys at business sites in Japan
Environmental
management

11

Convened Regional Environmental Committees and trained environmental officers in all regions

12

Issued a fiscal 2013 regional environmental report in each region (North America, South America, Europe, Asia & Oceania, China, and Japan)

1. A single per-unit-of-production value was calculated by weighting the average reduction percentages for motorcycles, automobiles, and power products with the CO2 emissions associated with their respective life cycles.

2. VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds): Organic chemical substances that cause photochemical smog and are commonly used in the solvents of paints and thinners.

3. Internal permanent magnet (IPM) motor: a synchronous alternating-current motor that has permanent magnets embedded in its rotor, known for its energy-saving capability due to its high efficiency and high torque.

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