Honda recently released the 2018 North American Environmental Report (NAER), which discusses what the company does for the environment in North America. This 44-page report goes in-depth on initiatives and advances in the industry. In the past year, the brand has managed to cut CO2 emissions, add PVC-free interiors to most models, and more. In short, Honda is doing everything it can to go green.
One of the major Honda green initiatives is centered around product development: switching to recycling fabrics, including using soybean-based foam for insulation. Of the 15 models in the lineup, 12 no longer use PVC, and overall, manufacturing has cut emissions by 23 percent. Waste-to-landfill from manufacturing was also reduced nearly 24 percent, which means the company has significantly lowered its carbon footprint.
“We continue to make important progress in reducing the environmental impact of our products and our business operations in North America,” said Toshiaki Mikoshiba, president & CEO of Honda North America, Inc. “We have set forth challenging targets, including the halving of our company’s total CO2 emissions by 2050 and the transition to electrified vehicles, an important direction in the future of personal mobility.”
Here at Don Wessel Honda, we’re always excited to see what Honda can do to help the environment and improve its vehicles. We look forward to learning about new advancements in the future and share them as a car dealer in Springfield Missouri.