Based on our basic goal of reducing environmental impacts at every stage in the life cycles of our products, Honda strives to realize the joy and freedom of mobility and a sustainable society where people can enjoy life. Honda recognizes climate change and energy issues as the greatest challenge to our business, resource problems as a major challenge, and biodiversity as a serious concern.
Honda established a policy to pursue zero CO2 emissions, zero energy risk (through our energy management technologies), and zero water to tackle these challenges, and announced and are now implementing concrete measures to do this for products and in our business activities.
Reducing CO2 emissions from our products is a necessary step in combating climate change and energy issue, the greatest challenges to our business. That is why we created the 2020 Product CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets, through which we seek to reduce the average amount of CO2 emitted per unit of automobiles, motorcycles, and power products by 30% from 2000 level by 2020.
We hope to achieve these targets by developing cleaner technologies and marketing more energy-efficient products.
Reducing the amount of CO2 emitted by our products is not the only step we are taking to preserve the environment. Given our philosophy of reducing impacts across the entire product life cycle, we were quick to start reducing the environmental impacts of our business activities themselves. Specifically, we divided our business activities into seven domains and have sought to reduce impacts by being aware of all the factors in each domain that place stress on the environment.
We believe that steadily reducing environmental impacts from both our business activities and products will help us achieve the Honda Environmental Vision and also lead to public recognition of Honda as a company they value.