Published on September 27th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda announces green initiatives for their U.S. operations
In keeping with its commitment to produce vehicles with reduced CO2 emissions at sustainable, energy-efficient plants, Honda has announced several initiatives under its new “Green Path” approach to reducing the total life-cycle environmental impact of its products and operations in North America. As a hallmark of this new initiative, Honda also announced a $210 million investment in a new, more environmentally responsible auto-body painting facility at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant, the largest of Honda’s eight auto plants in North America.
Honda has established a voluntary goal to reduce its total GHG emissions by 50 percent by the year 2050, compared to 2000 levels. In 2006, Honda was the first auto company to voluntarily and publically announce targets for the reduction of its CO2 emissions for its products and operations globally.
Honda’s “Green Path” approach, announced during a media tour of its operations in Ohio, seeks to reduce or eliminate the use of substances of concern (SOCs) and scarce natural resources in the design of its vehicles, significantly reduce the CO2 intensity and water use of its manufacturing operations, continue to decrease CO2 emissions from the transportation of vehicles from its plants to dealers, and expand the involvement of U.S. Honda and Acura dealers in its “Green Dealer” program.