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Hare Honda Earns Honda Environmental Leadership Award for Improving the Environmental Performance of Its Operations


“Green Dealer” Program Promotes Quantifiable Reductions in Energy Use, Conservation of Water, Recycling, and Other Environmental Best Practices


Avon, Indiana, August 20, 2020 –  Hare Honda has earned the respected Honda Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes Honda dealerships for measurably reducing energy and water use while enhancing their environmentally responsible business operations.

Hare Honda earned the Honda Environmental Leadership Award by implementing numerous environmental best practices.

 “Hare Honda’s commitment to preserving the environment is an extension of our support for the community, our employees, and our customers,” said Marcus Schuh, General Manager. “Beyond the benefits of owning a fuel-efficient Honda vehicle, we hope our customers have the added peace of mind knowing that they’re supporting a local Honda dealership that is dedicated to reducing its environmental impact and energy use.”

Hare Honda earned the Gold Award for achieving environmental targets based on a verified reduction in energy use and a rigorous point system developed specifically for dealerships that incorporates environmental improvement measures. Honda partners with third-party licensed professional engineers to evaluate dealerships’ environmental performance and recommend additional strategies for reducing their environmental impact.

            Honda introduced its voluntary “Green Dealer” program to its U.S. automobile dealers in fall 2011, and later extended the program to its independently owned powersports and power equipment dealers.

“Since the program’s launch, our Honda dealers have collectively reduced CO2 emissions by more than 133,000 metric tons – equivalent to eliminating the CO2 emissions from over 22,000 homes’ electricity use for a year – and saved more than $26 million in energy costs,” said Annika Swenson, Honda Environmental Leadership Program Manager. “We’re proud that so many of our dealers are joining Honda in taking these important actions to reduce our environmental footprint.”  

For over 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 Honda North American Environmental Report. Expanding its environmental initiatives to the Honda dealer network was a logical 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.

For more information on the Honda Environmental Leadership Program, please visit greendealer.honda.com.


About Hare Honda

Hare Honda is a full-service Honda dealership, providing its customers in beautiful Avon with high-quality sales and service support.


Honda’s Commitment to the Environment

Honda’s vision for a carbon-free society is leading to comprehensive efforts to address society's environmental and energy concerns across the company’s products and business operations. Honda has the highest fleet average fuel economy and lowest CO2 emissions of any major full-line automaker in America, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Honda also is working to reduce the environmental impact of its business operations and promotes environmentally responsible business practices with its suppliers and retail dealer partners across North America.


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