With the aim of achieving net zero CO2 emissions and wholly deriving power from carbon-free energy sources in corporate activities by 2050, Honda is focusing on a reduction in energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Moving toward the realization of these targets, Honda has been promoting reduction in carbon emissions by making efforts to increase production efficiency, encouraging energy-saving initiatives, shifting to low-carbon energy sources and utilizing renewable energy.
In addition, Honda is actively introducing renewable energy around the world including A&O region.
In 2021, reducing its dependence on non-renewable resources by leveraging hybrid energy systems (wind & solar), Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) inaugurated its 2nd wind turbine system in Bhanvad (Dwarka district, Gujarat), around 350kms from the company’s Vithalapur plant. Built with an investment of INR 176 million, Honda will now produce a total of 4.7 MW of wind energy including its first wind turbine system (2 MW capacity) installed in Radhanpur (Patan district, Gujarat) last year.
Noteworthy, HMSI will now meet over 50% of total energy requirements at its 4 manufacturing plants in Manesar (Haryana), Tapukara (Rajasthan), Narsapura (Karnataka) & Vithalapur (Gujarat) from renewable energy resources.
Going forward, Honda will continue to use renewable energy matched to local conditions.