Torrance, California – American Honda Motor Company has released its fourth annual report on the company’s environmental performance in North America. This year’s report adopts a lifecycle assessment (LCA) model for the reporting of Honda’s environmental footprint and covers the period from April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008.

The report covers the company’s automobile, powersports, and power equipment products, its 14 major manufacturing plants in North America, and corporate activities of 15 Honda group companies in the region.

“We are pleased to provide our customers and stakeholders with this report on Honda’s ongoing efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of its operations in the North American region,” said Tetsuo Iwamura, CEO of Honda’s North American Regional Operation. “Next year will mark the first 50 years of Honda’s operations in North America. As we look forward to the next half-century, we are fundamentally assessing the value we bring to our customers and the communities where we do business, and rededicating ourselves to our goal of preserving blue skies for our children.”

Highlights of the report include the highest U.S. corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) levels for Honda and Acura 2007 model-year cars and trucks in five years; a 90 per cent or greater level of design recyclability for every model-year 2008 Honda and Acura automobile designed and assembled in North America; four-stroke engine technology applied to the entire North American line-up of powersports products, including all motorcycles, scooters, all-terrain vehicles and personal watercraft, and to the entire North American power equipment product line including lawn and garden products; and six Honda plants earning the designation of zero-waste-to-landfill.

The full report can be found at Honda Corporate.

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