November 3, 2006
Honda issues second-annual North American Environmental report
Toronto, Ontario – Honda has released its second annual report on the company’s environmental footprint in North America, with special emphasis on global warming and energy sustainability.
The 2006 North American Environmental report covers the company’s operations from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006, and looks at the environmental performance of the company’s automobile, power sports and power equipment products, and its 13 major manufacturing plants in North America.
Highlights of the report include:
- Honda Canada’s corporate average fuel consumption continues to be among the lowest in Canada.
- Nearly 100 per cent of 2006 Honda and Acura automobiles sold in Canada and the U.S. meet or exceed Tier 2 Bin 5 exhaust emissions standards, more than any other full-line automaker.
- Every model-year 2006 Honda and Acura automobile designed and assembled in North America has achieved 90 per cent or greater recyclability.
- Announcement of a new “clean” diesel vehicle engine, to be introduced in North America within three years, and an all-new, more affordable, purpose-built hybrid vehicle positioned below the Honda Civic that will come to market by 2009.
The report is available for viewing and downloading from the Environment section of Honda Canada’s corporate Web site.