Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives

Since the 1960s, Honda has been taking a proactive approach in resolving environmental issues.

In the 1970s, Honda developed the low-pollution CVCC engine, which reduced carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and became the first engine in the world to comply with the Muskie Act (the 1970 US Clean Air Act), which was said to be the most stringent emissions regulation in the world at that time.

In 1992, we adopted the ‘Honda Environment Statement’, which organised and clearly stated our basic approach to reduce the environmental impact of our products throughout the product design, development and production stages and throughout each stage of the product lifecycle.

The Honda Environment Statement has been serving as a guideline for all of our environmental initiatives.

In 2011, Honda set “Triple ZERO” as the direction for its environmental initiatives.

In 2021, Honda established “Triple Action to ZERO,” which specifies target years and required actions, upon which we have been further accelerating our initiatives for the pursuit of “zero environmental impact.”

Triple Action to ZERO has three focus areas:

  • Carbon emissions: net zero
  • Clean energy: 100% utilisation of carbon-free energy
  • Resource circulation: 100% use of sustainable materials.

By 2050 Honda aims to realise carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities Honda is involved in.