Honda has endeavored to solve environmental problems since the 1960s. We introduced the Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion (CVCC) engine, becoming the world's first automaker to comply with the 1970 U.S. Clean Air Act - a challenge thought by many at the time to be insurmountable. In 1992, we released the Honda Environment Statement to articulate the basic stance we had developed until that time to reduce environmental impacts at every stage in the life cycles of our products. Today, this Honda Environment Statement is the foundation upon which we carry out all of our environmental efforts.
We announced that our direction in the years leading up to 2020 would be to provide "good products to customers with speed, affordability, and low CO2 emissions". We dream a society where everyone can safely and confidently go anywhere and the Honda Environmental and Safety Vision was set. The vision expresses our passionate desire to contribute to the sustainable growth of society and harmony between people so we can continue to deliver excitement through products and services that support personal mobility and a better life in general.
In working to achieve this vision, the following objectives shape our environmental initiatives around the world:
･Minimize the use of fossil fuel and resources newly recovered from the Earth
･Minimize environmental impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions