Honda Environmental Leadership Program Wins 2019 Climate Leadership Award
Honda was presented with an Innovative Partnership Certificate at the 2019 Climate Leadership Awards, recognizing Honda’s efforts to help reduce the carbon footprint of its dealers. The award, presented by The Climate Registry and The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, acknowledged the results of the Honda Environmental Leadership Program which supports its dealers with tools to evaluate and measurably reduce energy and water use. Since the launch of the program in 2012, more than 800 dealerships voluntarily participate in the program and have collectively reduced their CO2 emissions by approximately 59,000 metric tons.
“We’re thrilled to receive the Climate Leadership Award for Innovative Partnerships on behalf of the Honda Environmental Leadership Program,” said Annika Swenson, Honda Environmental Leadership Program Manager. “This recognition highlights the successful collaboration with our dealers and motivates us to continue our efforts to measurably reduce our impact on the environment.”
The Honda Environmental Leadership Program awards participating dealers at three levels of achievement based on an independent evaluation of dealership performance in the areas of energy and water efficiency, waste reduction, site attributes, and other sustainable best practices. More than 200 Honda dealers have received the Honda Environmental Leadership Award, earning Silver, Gold or top-level Platinum designations based on the results of their efforts to reduce energy use.
“The Climate Registry applauds Honda and its dealers for their outstanding dedication to climate action,” said Ann McCabe, interim executive director of The Climate Registry. “Honda is part of an incredibly important group of leaders who are accelerating the shift to a more sustainable future. We hope that their ability to bring about change will inspire and empower others to act.”
Based on its vision of “Blue Skies for our Children,” Honda is working to advance technologies that address society’s environmental and energy concerns. The company intends for electrified vehicles to comprise two-thirds of its global automobile sales by 2030. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup today includes the Clarity series of vehicles, featuring fuel cell, battery electric and plug-in hybrid powertrains, along with the new Accord Hybrid and Honda Insight.