Environmental Leadership Award

Honda of Santa Monica Earns Honda Environmental Leadership Award for Reducing Environmental Impact


24% Reduction in Energy Use, Conservation of Water, and Recycling at Core of "Green Dealer" Effort

Santa Monica, Ca April 5th 2019 - Honda of Santa Monica has earned the Honda Environmental Leadership Award and has been recognized by American Honda Motor Co. Inc., as a leader in the company's effort to reduce the environmental impact of Honda dealerships in communities around the nation.

Honda of Santa Monica earned the award for achieving specific environmental targets based on a rigorous points system that includes reducing total energy use at the dealership by at least 10 percent.

"We're extremely proud to be part of Honda's global effort to help preserve and protect the environment," said James Ochner, General Manager. "Our customers already benefit from owning a fuel-efficient Honda vehicle, but now they have the extra peace of mind, knowing that they're doing business with a local Honda dealer that is committed to reducing its environmental impact in the community."

Honda of Santa Monica has taken numerous steps to reduce its environmental impact and to earn the Honda Environmental Leadership Award, including LED lighting, drip irrigation systems, recycling and electronically controlled HVAC systems.

Honda introduced its voluntary Green Dealer program to its U.S. dealers in the fall of 2011. The company uses a third party evaluator to conduct environmental audits of participating dealers and recommend strategies for reducing their energy use. To date, participating dealers across the company's automotive, power equipment and powersports lines have collectively reduced CO2 emissions by more than 58,000 metric tons and saved nearly $12.5 million in energy costs.

Over the past three decades, Honda has been working to reduce the environmental impact of its products, manufacturing and logistics operations, and facilities in North America. These initiatives are reported annually in the company's North American Environmental Report. Expanding its environmental initiatives to its dealer body is the logical next step in the company's effort to reduce waste, energy use and CO2 emissions across the full spectrum of its operations and throughout the lifecycle of Honda products, including at the point of sale.


About Honda of Santa Monica

Honda of Santa Monica is a full service Honda dealership, providing its customers in the west side with high-quality sales and service support since 1960. Honda of Santa Monica offers free shuttle service for customers within a 10 mile range of the dealership, free Wi-Fi, complimentary coffee and doughnuts, a no hassle, transparent purchasing process and fast, friendly service.

Honda's Commitment to the Environment

Based on its vision of "Blue Skies for our Children," Honda is working to advance technologies that address society's environmental and energy concerns. The company intends for electrified vehicles to comprise two-thirds of its global automobile sales by 2030. In North America, the Honda Electrification Initiative will see Honda's electrified powertrain technologies applied to an expanding portfolio of cars and light trucks in the years ahead. Honda's electrified vehicle lineup today includes the Clarity series of vehicles, featuring fuel cell, battery electric and plug-in hybrid powertrains, along with the new Accord Hybrid and Honda Insight.

Honda is working to reduce the environmental impact of its products throughout their life cycle, including reducing waste, emissions and further improving the energy efficiency of producing, distributing and selling Honda and Acura products in North America. This includes a 93 percent reduction in waste sent to landfills from Honda plants in North America.

Through its "green purchasing" and "green dealer" initiatives, the company also is working to promote more environmentally responsible business practices with its more than 650 original equipment suppliers and 1,300 retail dealer partners.


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Honda Santa Monica

1301 Santa Monica Blvd
Directions Santa Monica, CA 90404

  • Contact Us : (424) 253-7248
  • Service: (424) 253-7248
  • Parts: (424) 253-7248

Hours

  • Monday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  1. Honda Santa Monica

    1301 Santa Monica Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA 90404

    • Contact Us : (424) 253-7248
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Media Contact Information:

James Ochner, General Manager Honda of Santa Monica, 310-264-4991

Jaymie Robinson, Honda North America, 310-783-3943


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