Honda discloses estimates of annual greenhouse gas emissions related to its operations and customer use of products
|Honda GHG emissions by Scope. Click to enlarge.|
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. disclosed estimates of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to Honda including emissions from Honda’s global business operations and customer use of Honda motorcycles, automobiles and power products. Honda is the first mobility company to do so, according to its internal research.
The estimates of GHG emissions were calculated in conformity with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol—a guideline determined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Resources Institute for GHG accounting. 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 the new disclosure of all Scope 3 emissions—which includes customer use—Honda has disclosed all GHG emissions defined by the GHG Protocol.
Honda also disclosed for the first time on its website conditions for the calculation of data required to determine Scope 3 Category 11 emissions, including customers’ lifetime product use and annual traveling distance.
|Honda’s GHG emissions during the fiscal year ended 31 March 2012|
|Scope 1||Direct emissions from operations that are owned or controlled by the reporting company. (E.g. emissions from combustion of fuel oil at factories, emissions from corporate vehicles, etc.)||1.24 million|
|Scope 2||Indirect emissions from the generation of purchased or acquired electricity, steam, heating, or cooling consumed by the reporting company (E.g. electricity use at factories and offices, etc.)||2.96 million|
|Emissions from customer use of purchased products.||195.88 million|
|Scope 3||All other categories||24.98 million|
|Overall GHG emissions from Honda and Honda products||225.06 million|
|Concept of Scope 3 Category 11 emissions. Click to enlarge.|