Honda Environmental Leadership Program Wins 2019 Climate Leadership Award

Recognizing Honda’s efforts to help measurably and verifiably reduce the carbon footprint of its independently-owned dealers, Honda was presented with an Innovative Partnership Certificate at the 2019 Climate Leadership Awards for its exemplary leadership in reducing carbon pollution and addressing climate change.

The award, presented by The Climate Registry and The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, acknowledged the results of the Honda Environmental Leadership Program which supports its independently-owned automobile, powersports, and power equipment dealers with tools to evaluate and measurably reduce energy and water use, saving them money while enhancing their environmentally-responsible business operations.

Since the launch of the program in 2012, more than 800 dealerships voluntarily participate in the program and have collectively reduced their CO2 emissions by approximately 59,000 metric tons. Concurrently with the awards ceremony, the Honda Environmental Leadership Program announced the first Platinum level award for a powersports dealership, honoring the North Carolina dealer for verifiably reducing its energy use by more than 50%.

The Climate Leadership Awards take place during the Climate Leadership Conference, which brings together forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community to address climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions.

“We’re thrilled to receive the Climate Leadership Award for Innovative Partnerships on behalf of the Honda Environmental Leadership Program,” said Annika Swenson, Honda Environmental Leadership Program Manager. “This recognition highlights the successful collaboration with our dealers and motivates us to continue our efforts to measurably reduce our impact on the environment.”

“The Climate Registry applauds Honda and its dealers for their outstanding dedication to climate action,” said Ann McCabe, interim executive director of The Climate Registry. “Honda is part of an incredibly important group of leaders who are accelerating the shift to a more sustainable future. We hope that their ability to bring about change will inspire and empower others to act.”

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