With the calendar now reading 2011, Greenopia finalized its choices for the 2010 Corporate Leaders in Sustainability. Each eligible company is rated on five criteria: green building design, supply chain, sustainability report, recycling, and stock. Greenopia selects winners in seven distinct categories – home, style, food, drink, drive, fly and think – but we're mainly interested in one champ.
Topping Greenopia's drive category for 2010 is none other than Honda. Greenopia backs its selection of the Japanese automaker with this statement:
Greenopia says Honda's sustainability report is "impressive" and lauds that the automaker has "set clear goals for the reduction of these environmental indicators and has significantly reduced their chemical emissions, waste, and energy and water use per vehicle produced." Hats off to Honda and here's hoping that all automakers strive to make 2011 a greener year.The average mileage of a car in Honda's fleet is 25.81 miles per gallon giving one of the best overall scores and the best average fleet mileage of any car company with 10 or more models. Honda also has 7 cars in its fleet that get at least 30 miles per gallon on the highway and has a variety of alternative fuel cars in the making including compressed natural gas and hydrogen fuel cell cars. This complements their already available Civic hybrid and Honda has other hybrids in the works as well.