Honda has environmental plans for its whole supply chain. It has recently asked its suppliers to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. According to Bloomberg, Honda Motor Co. Became the first automaker in Japan to propose a long-term CO2 emissions reduction plan for a whole supply chain.
In its environment statement, pledge: “As a responsible member of society whose task lies in the preservation of the global environment, the company will make every effort to contribute to human health and the preservation of the global environment in each phase of its corporate activity. Only in this way will we be able to count on a successful future not only for our company but for the entire world.”
Its source said that plan proposed would start from the fiscal year beginning 2025 that suppliers would cut their CO2 emissions by 4 percent every year compared with fiscal 2019. And that its environmental target would be in accordance with its corporate size and products.
Honda has already plans for net-zero emissions by 2050 for its corporate operations, including production and sales. As part of the net-zero plan, the Japanese automaker is also considering support for its parts suppliers – such as sending engineers to the companies – while requesting decarbonisation measures at the same time.
Similar efforts have also been sought by other Japanese automakers.
Nissan Motor Co. has decided to call on its business partners to reduce certain amounts of CO2 emissions from 2022 depending on company size. Similarly, Toyota Motor Corp. has also asked its parts suppliers to cut greenhouse gas emissions in 2021 by about 3% from a year earlier.
New Sets of Wheels Battery Powered?
In its effort to boost sales and collaborate with Asia’s largest consumer, Honda’s new electric cars for the China market is set to reach 100 percent EVs by 2040. Its e:NS 1, a concept battery-electric crossover (with special paint scheme for the introduction), due next spring in China, a country highly troubled by pollution.
In an official webcast with its CEO Toshihiro Mibe, said that it has plans to phase out everything by battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.
China Wants More Zero-Pollution Vehicles
China is the world’s largest motor vehicle market. Evidently, one that also suffers from some of the world’s worst pollution. Beijing regulators have set increasingly stringent “New Energy Vehicles” targets. And are reportedly considering an outright ban on internal combustion engines.
Honda Powers India’s Rickshaws
Similarly in India, Honda has plans to start battery sharing service for tricycle taxis, starting in the first half of 2022. Using its new portable lithium-ion batteries, it will set up battery stations for tricycle taxis, or so-called rickshaws, enabling drivers to swap their low batteries for fully charged ones. Allowing the rickshaws to travel 1.2 times longer on a single charge compared to the previous model.
The move comes as India actively promotes the electrification of its transportation sector – responsible for 20 percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions in India.