Honda Plans to Cut Emissions by 50 Percent

American RoadsHonda has made a bold statement. The automaker is planning to cut emissions by half in the next decade, and that means more than just putting efficient vehicles on the road. The new plan is called Green Path, and it means that the company will be making huge sustainability improvements throughout the entire manufacturing process. Find out below how Honda is planning to clean up its act and continue to be one of the greenest automakers in the world!

The Honda Green Path

Honda has a plan to make the whole automotive manufacturing process cleaner. The new initiative focuses on a $210 million investment in the Marysville, Ohio manufacturing plant, which happens to be the largest Honda plant in North America. This will help Honda achieve a voluntary goal of 50 percent emissions reduction by 2050, compared to 2000 levels. This makes Honda the only automaker to voluntarily target such dramatic emissions reductions.

The new plan, called Green Path, aims to reduce the use of what Honda calls “Substances of Concern” in the manufacturing process and scarce natural resources in the production of vehicles. It also plans to significantly reduce the amount of water used in the manufacturing process, as well as C02 emissions caused by transportation of vehicles from plants to dealers. It will also expand the company’s Green Dealer program which incentivizes dealerships that adopt environmentally friendly practices.

“We work every day on these issues. But there’s much more automakers can do beyond fuel efficiency to reduce our environmental impact by adopting energy efficiency and renewable energy throughout our operations,” said Ryan Harty, manager of the Honda Environmental Business Development Office.

The Green Path initiative isn’t just about emissions, however. It’s also about creating cars that are environmentally friendly in every way – from paint to transportation to production, and everything in between.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

While Honda is aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of the manufacturing process, Honda vehicles continue to lead the way when it comes to fuel economy and efficiency. Come visit Community Honda of Orland Park here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL today to drive the latest Honda vehicles and find out more about efficiency and emissions.