Honda Waste Management Heirarchy
Honda seeks to minimize waste throughout the entire manufacturing process. This starts with designing production processes, parts logistics, energy management systems and other operations in ways to reduce their impact on the environment.
Improving the energy efficiency of Honda factories is the single biggest focus to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing operations. As a result, Honda plants are leaders in reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gases.
Honda views solid waste generated in our factories as the inefficient use of raw materials. From this perspective, Honda has established a waste management hierarchy at its manufacturing operations with the ideal of producing no downstream waste.
All of Honda's plants in Ohio are on track to eliminate virtually all waste to local landfills in 2011, a result of the company's comprehensive reuse and recycling initiatives.
As part of a commitment to maintain an effective structure to oversee and manage the company's environmental performance, Honda has maintained third-party ISO 14001 certification at its plants in Ohio since 1998. This certification confirms that each facility has procedures in place to minimize its impact on the environment.