For the tenth consecutive year, two of Honda’s Ohio automobile manufacturing plants have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, while Honda Manufacturing of Indiana achieved the designation for the fourth year in a row.
The ENERGY STAR certification signifies that the facilities perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. On average, ENERGY STAR certified plants consume 35 percent less energy and contribute 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar non-certified operations.
“Every Honda facility considers the energy efficiency of its operations, but especially in our manufacturing plants as these operations can consume so much energy,” said Karen Heyob, who leads Honda’s environmental sustainability initiatives in North America. “We have found that progress in this area comes when we involve every associate in the process, and not relying on someone with a certain job or responsibility to handle it. When everyone involved considers energy efficiency and how they can help the environment, results improve.”