• Honda Motors manufactures automobiles and motorcycles as well as lawn mowers and snow blowers, outboard motors, and portable generators.
• Honda was ranked as the "Greenest Automaker" for 2007 in the Union of Concerned Scientists' annual automaker rankings.
• In 2005, Honda took part in efforts to prevent stricter greenhouse gas legislation from taking shape in California.
• Honda is still a target of the Rainforest Action Network's campaign to achieve an average fleet fuel efficiency of 50 miles per gallon by 2010.
•Ask Honda to act aggressively to curb greenhouse gas emissions to counter the global warming trend, and find green transportation options through Go Green.
-- Profile Updated 07/01/2010
Tokyo-based Honda Motors manufactures automobiles and motorcycles as well as lawn mowers and snowblowers, outboard motors and portable generators. The company employs 137,827 people and reported revenues of $84.22 billion in FY 2006.
Take Action Against the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM), which currently represents General Motors, Ford, Daimler Chrysler, Honda, Nissan and Toyota, is suing states that are trying to enforce tailpipe emissions regulations. AAM is also launching a massive ad campaign to convince the public that Fuel Economy is a bad thing. Join the Rainforest Action Network in writing to AAM to ask them to "stop sinking money into fighting regulations and to start investing in real solutions to global warming."
Freedom From Oil
Rainforest Action Network, Global Exchange, and the Ruckus Society are the sponsors of the Freedom From Oil campaign, asking auto makers to fight environmental degradation by producing the fuel efficient cars of the future. Consumers are encouraged to send the message to major car producers that there is a healthy demand for fuel efficient and hybrid cars. Ford is the primary target of the campaign, but major auto companies such as General Motors, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Chrysler are being asked to achieve an average fleet fuel efficiency of 50 miles per gallon by 2010.
American Honda Finance Corp. - Torrance, CA
- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - Automobile Sales Division - Torrance, CA
- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - Motorcycle Division - Torrance, CA
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - Motorcycle Division - Torrance, CA
- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - Torrance, CA
- Asama Coldwater Mfg. (Subsidiary) - Coldwater, MI
- Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- Bristol Honda - Bristol, United Kingdom
- Calhac, Inc. (Subsidiary) - Anaheim, CA
- Cardington Yutaka Technology (Division) - Cardington, OH
- Celina Aluminum Precision Tech. (Affiliate) - Celina, OH
- France Manufacturing Facility - Tremblay, France
- Hamamatsu Manufacturing Facility - Hamamatsu, Japan
- Hero Honda Motors Limited - New Delhi, India
- Honda Access Sales Corp. - Tokyo, Japan
- Honda Australia Pty., Ltd. - Tullamarine, Australia
- Honda Austria G.m.b.H. - Wiener Neudorf, Austria
- Honda Automobili Italia S.p.A. - Verona, Italy
- Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda. - Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Honda Canada Finance, Inc. (Subsidiary) - Toronto, Canada
- Honda Canada Inc. - Toronto, Canada
- Honda Clio Shin Tokyo Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Honda Commtec - Tokyo, Japan
- Honda de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. - El Salto, Mexico
- Honda Engineering Co., Ltd. - Sasayama, Japan
- Honda Engineering North America (Subsidiary) - Marysville, OH
- Honda Europe N.V. - Gent, Belgium
- Honda Finance Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Honda International Sales Corp. - Tokyo, Japan
- Honda International Trading Co. (H.I.T.) - Torrance, CA
- Honda Lock Mfg., Co., Ltd. - Miyazaki, Japan
- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Saitama, Japan
- Honda Motor Europe (North) GmbH - Offenbach am Main, Germany
- Honda Motor Europe Limited - Slough, United Kingdom
- Honda Motor Europe South S.A. - Croissy-Beaubourg, France
- Honda Nederland B.V. - Ridderkerk, Netherlands
- Honda New Zealand Ltd. - Nelson, New Zealand
- Honda North America Inc. - Torrance, CA
- Honda North America, Inc. - New York, NY
- Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. - Marysville, OH
- Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing - Timmonsville, SC
- Honda Performance Development - Santa Clarita, CA
- Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. (Subsidiary) - Swepsonville, NC
- Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (Subsidiary) - Torrance, CA
- Honda Trading America Corp. - Torrance, CA
- Honda Trading Canada, Inc. - Alliston, Canada
- Honda Trading Corp. - Tokyo, Japan
- Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America (Division) - Russells Point, OH
- KTH Shelburne Mfg., Inc. - Shelburne, Canada
- Kumamoto Manufacturing Facility - Kumamoto, Japan
- Montesa Honda Spain - Santa Perpetua de Mogoda, Spain
- Monvo Honda Ba Amazonia Ltda. - Manaus, Brazil
- Sayama Manufacturing Facility - Saitama, Japan
- Suzuka Circuitland Co., Ltd. - Suzuka, Japan
- Suzuka Manufacturing Facility - Mie, Japan
- Thai Honda Mfg. Co., Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- Tochigi Manufacturing Facility - Tochigi, Japan
- Yutaka Giken Co., Ltd. - Shizuoka, Japan
Tokyo, 107 8556 Japan
The state of California is seeking monetary compensation for the environmental damages caused by tailpipe emissions. The State’s Attorney General filed a lawsuit against General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Honda, Chrysler, and Nissan for damaging the state’s weather, economy, and public health. Attorney General Bill Lockyer, filing the suit, stated: “Vehicle emissions are the single most rapidly growing source of the carbon emissions contributing to global warming, yet the federal government and automakers have refused to act. It is time to hold these companies responsible for their contribution to this crisis.”
-- Green Consumer Guide, 09/22/2006
Source URL: www.greenconsumerguide.com/index.php?news=3272
In early 2005, Nissan, Honda and Toyota were among top auto makers initiating a lawsuit to block California laws aimed at cutting 30 percent of the state's greenhouse gases from new automobiles by 2016. Japanese environmental groups appealed to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to pressure auto makers to drop the lawsuit.
-- Union of Concerned Scientists, 02/16/2005
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Health and Safety
Honda recalled over 270,000 of its Odyssey minivans and Life small cars, mostly sold in Japan, as a result of defective electric circuits and engine parts. According to a Japanese transportation official, Honda Motors received two reports of its Odysseys catching fire and 104 cases where engines in the Life cars suddenly shut down.
-- China Daily, 10/07/2006
Ethics and Governance
Honda received a "C-" grade on the 2007 NAACP Economic Reciprocity Initiative report. The grade reflects a measurement of corporate America's commitment to the African American citizenry and other people of color. Companies were surveyed for their activity in employment, vendor development and contracting, advertising and marketing, dealerships and philanthropy.
-- NAACP, 07/15/2007