Blue Skies for our Children
Blue Skies for Our Children represents our environmental vision that future generations can experience the joy and freedom of mobility while living in a sustainable society. Honda engineers first expressed it as they took on the challenge to meet the stringent exhaust emissions standards of the 1970’s U.S. Clean Air Act. This phrase continues to show Honda’s environmental commitment which will remain resolute in the future.
The challenge of sustainability today encompasses numerous energy and environmental issues. Foremost is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change. We must transition away from our dependence on fossil fuels and move to renewable forms of energy.
In June 2011, Honda pledged to reduce CO2 emissions from automobiles, motorcycles/ATVs and power equipment by 30 percent by 2020 compared to 2000 levels. In addition to reducing CO2 emissions during production, Honda has initiated its efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from all corporate activities.
Honda's comprehensive approach to environmental innovation is central to achieving our vision of a sustainable future. These technologies include a natural gas vehicle, hybrids, and fuel cell electric, battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, along with new energy creation and distribution technologies, including Honda's original solar cells.