Reducing CO2 | The big plan | Environment | Honda UK
When it comes to CO2 and cars, the talk usually focuses on limiting on-the-road emissions. But at Honda, we look at reducing emissions throughout the entire product life cycle – from research through to disposal.
Life cycle emissions
Our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) programme, launched in 2002, found that the CO2 emitted over the life cycle of a Honda vehicle breaks down like this:
- 78% (approx) out on the road
- 6% in putting our vehicles together
- The remaining 16% through the other stages of production – raw materials, transportation, etc.
By 2010, we want our CO2 emissions to have dropped by at least 10% compared to 2000 levels. And that’s 10% throughout each stage of a vehicle’s life cycle, including production.
So how are we doing?
The latest figures in the tables below show that we’re well on the way to meet our 2010 targets – in fact, at the moment we’re exceeding those targets.