GHG Emissions, Industrial, Solar, Wind - December 22, 2022
Honda Lowers Emissions, Enters Into VPPA
Honda announced all manufacturing plants in North America are nearly zero-waste-to-landfill, and these plants are also recycling 92% of the waste from their respective facilities.
The company reduced its overall CO2e emissions from manufacturing operations by 29.5%, due in part to Honda's VPPA with Boiling Springs Wind Farm in Oklahoma and lower vehicle production at Honda facilities, according to an announcement.
Honda also is working to slash CO2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations and has entered into long-term VPPAs for renewable wind and solar power seeking to cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. This enables the company to fully offset the remaining carbon-intensive grid-supplied electricity used in its Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama automobile manufacturing operations. Honda also promotes environmentally responsible business practices with its suppliers and retail dealer partners across North America.
The auto manufacturer reported 99% of the waste from Honda's 12 U.S. parts warehousing and distribution centers was recycled.
Honda released environmental impact data for its North American operations covering the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022 (FY 2022). This marks the 18th consecutive year that Honda has issued its North American Environmental Report, outlining the company's environmental sustainability performance across its products and operations.
The company is working toward its goal of zero environmental impact by 2050 through its "Triple Zero" approach, including achieving carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities, 100% utilization of renewable energy, and resource circularity (100% use of sustainable materials).
Honda aims to create a closed loop, circular economy that maximizes the useful life of materials in Honda products. By developing recovery systems to recapture materials of its products when they reach end-of-life, Honda can reuse, refurbish, repurpose and recycle them into new products and foster Honda's circular economy.