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Honda released its sixth annual report on the company's environmental footprint in North America, and efforts being made to minimize the environmental impact of Honda's operations in the region. The report also includes a detailed review of the various technology approaches that Honda is taking in its efforts to address the issue of global climate change, perhaps the most serious and far-reaching environmental issue facing society today. The 2010 North American Environmental Report, published in electronic format only, can be viewed and downloaded here.
"Despite the severe business conditions of the past year, Honda remains strongly committed to innovation and to the continued development of new products and technologies that minimize our environmental footprint and that help address society's most pressing environmental concerns," said Tetsuo Iwamura, chief operating officer of Honda's North American Regional Operation. "Thanks to the efforts of Honda associates at all levels and in all areas of our operations, we continue to make significant progress in improving energy efficiency, reducing waste, and eliminating potentially harmful substances from our products, production operations and sales activities in North America. "
Highlights of the 2010 report include:
The 2010 North American Environmental Report covers the company's operations during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 (FY2010) and utilizes a life cycle assessment (LCA) model to report on the environmental impact of Honda's R&D, manufacturing and sales activities in the North America region, encompassing the United States, Canada and Mexico. The report looks at the environmental performance of the company's automobile, powersports, and power equipment products, its 14 major manufacturing plants operating in North America in FY2010, and the corporate activities of 15 Honda group companies in the region.