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CorporateJapanJune 23, 2008

Honda Publishes Honda Environmental Annual Report 2008


TOKYO, Japan, June 23, 2008– Honda Motor Co., Ltd. issued the Honda Environmental Annual Report 2008 (Japanese language version), outlining results of the company’s environmental initiatives for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008 as well as targets for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2009. In the report, Honda discloses a wide range of information, including progress made during the previous fiscal year toward Honda 2010 global CO2 reduction targets and FY2011 environmental footprint reduction targets for business activities in Japan, as well as initiatives to be implemented to achieve such targets. Honda has expanded the scope of consolidated data and the extent of global information included within this report.

Published annually since 1998, which makes this year’s report the 11th edition, the Honda Environmental Annual Report serves both as an annual report on the targets and progress of environmental initiatives based on the Honda Environmental Statement released in 1992, and as a communication tool for collecting feedback and comments from a broad range of parties regarding Honda’s environmental policies and practices.

The principal achievements announced in the report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, are as follows:

Progress toward 2010 global CO2 reduction targets for products and production
 
· Honda made progress toward achieving its CO2 reduction targets, as strives to become a company that manufactures products with the lowest CO2 emissions at manufacturing plants with the lowest CO2 emissions.


Domain 2010 Targets Progress made during fiscal year ended March 31, 2008
(vs. fiscal year ended March 31, 2001) (vs. fiscal year ended March 31, 2001)
Products Automobiles Per g/km 10% Reduction 6.0% Reduction
Motorcycles Per g/km 10% Reduction 11.2% Reduction
Power Products Per kg/hour 10% Reduction 9.7% Reduction
Production Automobiles Per one unit of production 10% Reduction 7.2% Reduction
Motorcycles Per one unit of production 20% Reduction 41.0% Reduction
Power Products Per one unit of production 20% Reduction 12.3% Increase
Correction: August 5, 2008


Progress toward FY2011 environmental footprint reduction targets for business activities in Japan
  · Honda announced progress made toward targets announced in June 2007.

Issue Scope Item Target
(vs. fiscal year that ended March 31, 2001 unless otherwise noted)
Progress made during fiscal year ended March 31, 2008
(vs. target year)
Energy/Global Warming Production CO2 emissions 30% Reduction
(compared to FY1991)
Unit  energy consumption 28.4% Reduction
Logistics CO2 emissions 10% Reduction
(baseline: FY2007)
As % of revenue 9.8% Reduction
Substances with Environmental Impact Production VOC emissions 35% Reduction Per area of automobile body painted 34.8% Reduction
Recycling Overall business activities Landfill disposal outside of Honda facilities Zero waste for all facilities   Achieved
Production Landfill waste 10% Reduction As % of revenue 16.3% Reduction
Water use 30% Reduction As % of revenue 33.6% Reduction
Logistics Use of packing materials 45% Reduction As % of revenue 43.1% Reduction
Vehicle recycling Automobiles ASR recycle rate 70% or more   77.8%
Motorcycles Effective Recycling rate 95% or more (by FY2016)   84.6%

The Honda Environmental Annual Report 2008 (Japanese language version) is available for
download at: http://www.honda.co.jp/environmental-report/
The English language version is to be issued in early September.
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