Going Eco-Friendly Worldwide

Honda is expanding its environmental purchasing guidelines to cover all its suppliers around the world, the company has announced.

Honda is has continuously tried to improve their supply management strategies not only in North America, but they have recently tried to change their global strategy. Many car companies are now trying to go-green and become more eco-friendly. Honda said the change reflects the globalization of its purchasing practices, which are part of their expanding supply chain. The company has also added “environment” to the list of evaluation items for suppliers, alongside quality, cost, delivery and development.

Furthermore, Honda is not only bringing their environmentally friendly supply chain to where and how they manufacture cars, but they are going cross functional divisions. This is much better than focusing only on one sector of the company instead of making this same effort in different departments.

“With the new guidelines, Honda will strive to better track and reduce the environmental footprint of Honda products throughout the supply chain beyond primary suppliers,” the company said in a statement.

A Honda North American environmental report stated that the North American Purchasing Division launched a supply chain sustainability initiative to reduce CO2.

Honda has had a eco-friendly strategy, but now they are expanding it now to their new cars, put to their supply chain management.

4 thoughts on “Going Eco-Friendly Worldwide

  1. I believe Honda is definitely taking a great step in right direction in terms of being “green” and environment friendly. Usually, manufacturing companies on a scale such as Honda claim and tote eco-friendly initiatives, but in today’s business environment, it is simply not enough. Now large companies are attempting to make the next step to addressing the root of the environmental problem, mainly being the rest of their players in their supply chain. Large companies can superficially show “going green”, but beneath this veil lies the problem still being very persistent with their supply chain. It is up to large companies like Honda or Walmart to address their supply chains with new standards, that while potentially costly, are undoubtedly necessary in the business environment globalization has created, most notably, the issues with the environment that we face currently.

  2. I also believe that Honda is taking a great step by working to improve the eco-friendliness of its supply chain management. So many different countries produce parts for the Honda car and no two environments are the same. In America, we can sometimes lose sight of the negative impact our operations may have on those other countries. Honda taking a stand and saying that it will be working to reduce the economic footprint in the countries it interacts in is great.

    Companies must be more aware of their actions and how it affects other countries. I personally do not want to drive a car if I know that it is hurting the environment of another country.

  3. Without doubt that Honda is one of the most eco-friendly company in car industry. The efficiency of using gas, the exhaust emission of Honda is always Honda mobiles’ attractive factors. This post is another benchmark of Honda being a green innovator in car industry. Not only do they try to apply the green strategy to their own products, but also they enhance it to their supply chain, which will be a dramatically important step to spread their environmental oriented manufacturing globally. Since supply chain of Honda is all over the world and those companies are related to a huge amount of business, this move is actually a green evolution.

    It’s always important to apply your strategy to your product designs. Your products are actually the substantial advertisement to the market.

  4. Society is beginning to become more attracted to eco-friendly products. Compared to 20 years ago, we are now very aware of the destruction caused by accumulating ‘junk’ that are mostly used-up products with short life-spans. This has been a slow shift because a significant amount of people still have the ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality. Companies are probably trying to think ahead and take advantage of the time when our natural resources are extremely scarce and/or gas prices are $5-$10 a gallon. Most people will then realize that buying an eco-friendly vehicle is basically a necessity. By that time, Honda may have positioned itself nicely within the market and reap the benefits of a large market share once that opportunity arises.

    Does adding “environment” to the list of evaluation items mean that Honda is trying to dominate the new potential market with a proven, polished go-green product line and supply chain? Will these go-green investments and head-start on their emerging presence successfully compliment their strategy? Is it and will it be sustainable?

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