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June 18, 2013

Honda Issues Environmental Annual Report 2013

TOKYO, Japan, June 18, 2013 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today issued the Honda Environmental Annual Report 2013 (Japanese language version), summarizing results of Honda's environmental initiatives for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 (FY2013), as well as targets for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 (FY2014). In order to address climate change and energy issues, which Honda views as most important to its 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, Honda has developed mid-term plans for environmental initiatives related to the corporate activities. In the report, Honda discloses a wide range of information, including progress made during the previous fiscal year toward company targets and goals.

Published annually since 1999, which makes this year's report the 16th 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's environmental policies and practices.

The principal achievements announced in the report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, 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
(targets for fiscal year ending March 31, 2021)

(vs. FY2001)
Progress in FY2013
(vs. FY2001)
Product Automobiles g/km 30% reduction 15.2% reduction
Motorcycles g/km 30% reduction 27.4% reduction
Power products kg/h 30% reduction 14.7% reduction

•Mid-term (FY2012 - FY2014) plans for environmental initiatives related to corporate activities in Japan and progress in FY2013

Environmental Issues Scope Item Target for FY2014
(vs. FY2001 unless otherwise noted)
Progress in FY2013
(vs. target year)
Climate change / energy issues Corporate activities *1 CO2 emissions per unit of revenue 5% reduction 6.0% reduction
Logistics CO2 missions per ton-kilometer 10% reduction
(vs. FY2007)
21.1% reduction
Resource recycling /
water resources
Corporate activities *1 Waste per unit of revenue 5% reduction 7.7% reduction
Landfill Maintain zero waste to landfill for all consolidated operations in Japan Achieved zero waste to landfill at all consolidated operations in Japan
Product recycling Automobiles ASR *2 recycling rate Over 70% 94.2%
Motorcycles Effective recycling rate Over 95%
(by FY2016)
Corporate activities *1 Water use per unit of revenue 5% reduction 31.7% reduction
Substances of concern Production VOC*3 emissions per unit of coated automobile body surface area 30% reduction 50.1% reduction
Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Honda Engineering Co., Ltd. and Honda Access Corporation
ASR (automobile shredder residue)
VOC (volatile organic compounds): organic chemical substances that cause photochemical smog and are commonly used in the solvents of paints and thinners.

Starting today, Honda Environmental Annual Report 2013 (Japanese language version) can be downloaded at

To request a hardcopy of the report, please

  • Contact Customer service center at 0120 - 112010 (toll free within Japan, 9am -12noon / 1pm - 5pm)

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