Climate Change

Honda Motor

Brands and Associated Companies Accord Honda Aircraft Company Civic CR-V
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Tokyo, Japan
Brands and Associated Companies
Accord, Honda Aircraft Company, Civic, CR-V
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Honda appears to be supportive of climate regulations. In 2014, the company advocated to policy makers in Ohio to preserve renewable energy policy by opposing SB 310, a bill that sought to overturn renewable energy and energy efficiency standards. Honda also appears to support the transition to a low-carbon economy, including the proliferation of infrastructure needed for electric vehicles. In 2014, Honda appears to have strongly supported the US harmonized national fuel economy (CAFE) and GHG emissions standards for 2012-2016 and 2017-2025 vehicles. Honda has also recognized 2020 EU CO2 emission standards and, although it is unclear whether it supports these standards specifically, it has made public commitments to reduce CO2 emissions in products and operations by 2020. In January 2015, speaking in his position as the Chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), Honda Chairman Fumihiko Ike stated support for a UN Climate Treaty. Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo also appears to have supported action on climate change. Despite this, Honda holds a board position in the National Association of Manufacturers which strongly opposes US climate change regulation. Honda is notable in its non membership in the leading European automotive trade association ACEA.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance 1 NS NA NS NS 2 NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS NA NS NS 1 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -2 NA -1 NA NA NA -1 NA
Emissions Trading -1 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 2 1 NS 0 2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS 2 1 NS 2 NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 NS NS 0 NS NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards 1 1 NS 0 -2 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.