In Every Drop Counts, a retired plant engineer's sketch intrigues a team of associates who seek to generate their own energy with a simple but ingenious device. Using spare parts and materials from the plant, the team builds a small-scale hydro power generation system at Honda's manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio. The waterwheel-like gadget captures energy from water as it falls from a cooling tower, cutting the plants CO2 emissions by 77,000 pounds per year.
Honda is always seeking innovative ways to reduce our environmental impact. From designing fuel-efficient vehicles to building our products in the most energy-efficient factories, we consider the environment in all aspects of products' life cycle. In our new Environmental Short Film Series, we highlight some remarkable initiatives—dreamed up and developed by Honda associates—that are fulfilling our vision for reducing the company's environmental impact and creating a sustainable future. Keep an eye out for upcoming films in the series, as we'll be releasing new videos throughout the year.
Honda Environmental Leadership
Over the past three decades, Honda has been working to reduce the environmental impact of its products, manufacturing and logistics operations, and facilities in North America. These initiatives are reported annually in the company's North American Environmental Report. Expanding its environmental initiatives to its dealer body is the logical next step in the company's effort to reduce waste, energy use and CO2 emissions across the full spectrum of its operations and throughout the lifecycle of Honda and Acura products, including at the point of sale.
In 2006, Honda became the first automaker to announce voluntary CO2 emissions reduction targets for its global fleet of automobile, power sports and power equipment products and its global network of manufacturing plants. Today, the company is striving for even greater reductions in CO2 emissions that contribute to global climate change, while also working to minimize waste, water use and the total environmental footprint of its operations worldwide.