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Honda Motor

Honda Motor is a publicly listed company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. In 2020, it had USD 123 billion group revenue and produced 4,292 ,000 light duty vehicles. Having only released its first low-carbon vehicle in 2020, the company needs to rapidly increase sales to meet its targets.

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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-30)


#1 1.8 /3 #5

Material Investment

#1 0.1 /0.4 #12

Intangible Investment

#1 2.4 /2.4 #1

Sold product performance

#1 1.1 /7 #24


#1 1.3 /2.2 #9

Supplier Engagement

#1 0.3 /1.2 #11

Client Engagement

#1 0.0 /0.8 #20

Policy Engagement

#1 0.0 /1.2 #29

Business Model

#1 0.0 /1.8 #24
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Risks and opportunities


Honda receives a trend score of – . If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. The company is projected to exceed its 1.5°C scope 3 carbon budget for 2020-2025 by 22%. Low-carbon vehicle sales remain low at 0.4% of total sales and must drastically increase. Honda has set a target for full electrification by 2040 but has not set interim sales targets. The company has no alternative low-carbon business models and no clear strategy for promoting low-carbon vehicles. Honda has a high level of transparency for R&D spending on low-carbon technologies.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Just Transition Assessment

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  1. 2019
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More about the company

Tokyo, Japan
Revenue (2020)
USD 123.3 billion
Publicly listed
Number of vehicles sold (2020)

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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