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Honda garners high marks on carbon disclosure, countering greenhouse gas emissions
October 17, 2012 by Caroline DeLaney - Communications
One of Global Automakers’ members, Honda Motor Co., recently earned a top spot among companies in both Japan and worldwide that are working proactively to reduce their corporate carbon footprint.
Honda achieved the second-highest disclosure score among Japanese companies and ranked in the top five worldwide companies who were part of the Carbon Disclosure Project’s 2012 Global 500 Climate Change Report, which examines the world’s 500 largest companies and their initiatives to counter global warming through disclosing information about their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Conforming to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (a GHG accounting guideline for manufacturers), Honda Motor Co. disclosed estimates of all of its GHG emissions for 2012. These estimates cover activities that range from the procurement of raw materials all the way through to customer use of Honda products.
The company’s press release mentioned that this was the second year in a row it had been listed as one of only 51 companies in the CDP’s “Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.”
Why the proactive stance on carbon disclosure? In June 2011, Honda set new a target to reduce CO2 emissions from its global products by 30 percent by the end of 2020 compared to year 2000 levels. In August of this year, Honda became the first mobility company to disclose estimates of all GHG emissions including emissions from Honda's global business operations and customer use of Honda motorcycles, automobiles, and power products.
It’s all part of Honda’s Environmental Vision, which aims to realize the joy and freedom of mobility and a sustainable society where people can enjoy life. This segues into the car company’s recent ‘Blue Skies for Our Children’ initiative, which you can learn more about by watching the video below.