On August 25th 2012, Honda Motor Company Limited became the first mobility company to make public all their greenhouse gas emissions both during production, and use. This showcased Honda’s commitment to creating a cleaner and healthier environment and their role and responsibility in calculating and making these emissions known.
During fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, 225.06 million tons of greenhouse gases were produced during processes of manufacture, use and disposal of all Honda products which included both four and two wheeler vehicles. Breaks up of these figures were as follows. 4.2 million tons or 1.9% were created during manufacture while 195.88 million tons or 87% were created during use. This endeavor by the company shows their commitment to reducing GHG and extension of the Honda Life Cycle Assessment approach.
The GHG Protocol defines three scopes of emissions. These are categorized in to Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3. Honda discloses all Scope 1 and 2 emissions ever since 2009 but disclosed Scope 3 emissions for the first time in June 2012.
News release: Honda Becomes World’s First Mobility Company to Disclose Estimates of All Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Honda Motor Co. Ltd. became the world’s first*1 mobility company to disclose estimates of all of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions including emissions from Honda’s global business operations and customer use of Honda motorcycles, automobiles and power products.
By calculating and disclosing global GHG emissions as a responsible company engaged in the area of mobility, Honda will continue making proactive progress with its global initiatives to reduce GHG and further extend the Honda LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) approach.
The estimates of GHG emissions disclosed today by Honda were calculated in conformity with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol)*2, which are currently the most widely used international accounting standards to measure GHG emissions. The GHG Protocol defines three scopes of emissions by categorizing different business activities. Honda has been disclosing all Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions since 2009 and disclosed a part of Scope 3 emissions (global Category 11 emissions) for the first time on June 20, 2012. With today’s disclosure of all Scope 3 emissions, Honda has disclosed all GHG emissions defined by the GHG Protocol.