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June 20, 2012

Honda Issues Environmental Annual Report 2012

TOKYO, Japan, June 20, 2012 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today issued the Honda Environmental Annual Report 2012 (Japanese language version), summarizing results of the company's environmental initiatives for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, as well as targets for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2013. In order to address climate change and energy issues, which Honda views as most important in business management, Honda has established targets to reduce CO2 emissions from its motorcycles, automobiles and power products sold worldwide. In addition, striving to minimize the environmental footprint of its corporate activities in Japan, Honda has developed mid-term plans for environmental initiatives related to corporate activities. In the report, Honda discloses a wide range of information, including such targets and plans as well as progress made during the previous fiscal year.

Published annually since 1999 which makes this year's report the 15th 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 outside parties regarding Honda environmental policies and practices.

The principal achievements announced in the report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, are as follows:

Progress toward 2020 global CO2 emissions reduction targets for products

  • Global average of the amount of CO2 emitted by Honda products
  2020 Targets Progress made during fiscal year 
ended March 31, 2012
(vs. fiscal year ended 
March 31, 2001)
(vs. fiscal year ended 
March 31, 2001)
Product Automobiles Per g/km 30% reduction 9.5% reduction
Motorcycles Per g/km 30% reduction 24.1% reduction
Power products Per kg/hour 30% reduction 13.5% reduction

Mid-term (FY2012-FY2014) plans for environmental initiatives related to corporate activities and progress made during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012

Environmental Issues Scope Item Target for the fiscal year 
ending March 31, 2014
(vs. fiscal year that ended March 31,
2001 unless otherwise noted)
Progress made 
during fiscal year 
ended March 31, 2012
(vs. target year)
Climate change / energy issues Corporate activities * CO2emissions 5% reduction As % of revenue 4.9% reduction
Logistics CO2emissions 10% reduction
(vs. FY2007)
Per ton-kilometer 18.4% reduction
Resource recycling /
water resources
Corporate activities * Waste 5% reduction As % of revenue 13.7% reduction
Landfill Maintain zero waste to landfill for all consolidated operations   Achieved zero waste to landfill at all consolidated operations
Product recycling Automobiles ASR recycling rate Over 70%   93.3%
Motorcycles Effective recycling rate Over 95%
(by 2015)
  87.7%
Corporate activities * Water use 5% reduction As % of revenue 22.6% reduction
Substances of concern Production VOC emissions 30% reduction Per area of automobile body painted 42.4% reduction
  • *Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Honda Engineering Co., Ltd. and Honda Access Corporation

Correction: June 25, 2012

To download the Honda Environmental Annual Report 2012 (Japanese language version) and another detailed document about some of Honda's environmental initiatives, please access to:
http://www.honda.co.jp/environmental-report/
The English language version is to be issued in September 2012.

To request a hardcopy of the report, please
・Contact Customer service center at 0120 - 112010 (toll free within Japan, 9am -12noon / 1pm - 5pm) 
・Access Honda website: http://www.honda.co.jp/environmental-report/req.html