To better reflect the global reach of Honda
's purchasing practices, they have revised the Honda Green Purchasing Guidelines, which were originally formulated in 2001 and only applied to Japanese suppliers. The guidelines now apply to all parts and materials suppliers around the world, which will help Honda better track, and continue to reduce, the environmental footprint of their products throughout the supply chain.
Several other key issues have also been addressed in the revisions. In addition to being evaluated on quality, cost, delivery, and development, suppliers will now also be evaluated in an environment category. The items to be managed have expanded to include those that contribute to fuel efficiency, and the guidelines now cover all corporate activities, not just those related to managing environmental impacts during production.
Honda has been committed not only to develop products with outstanding environmental performance, but also to take various environmentally-responsible measures in all areas of its corporate activities including purchasing, production, administration, logistics, sales, and recycling. Learn more about Honda's environmental programs at http://world.honda.com/environment/index.html