Honda has launched a new global purchasing policy to better track environmental impacts in their life cycles.
Online PR News – 18-January-2011 –Honda Motor Co will start evaluating its supplier’s environmental aspects under the newest revision of its Green Purchasing Guidelines, which lay out purchasing policies for the company to follow all around the world.
The Green Purchasing Guidelines were first developed in 2001, with the latest changes made to better track the carbon emissions and the environmental impacts of other products further back in their life cycles, beyond primary suppliers.
In addition to being evaluated on quality, cost, delivery and development, suppliers will also be evaluated in an environment category, which not only apply to suppliers in Japan. The Green Purchasing Guidelines are being applied to all parts and materials suppliers in the world.
While the Green Purchasing Guidelines previously were focused on managing environmental impacts during production, they are now intended to cover all corporate activities. And along with aimed at managing chemical use, they are also supposed to be used to improve Honda vehicle fuel efficiency.