Honda Environmental Leadership Award | Don Wessel Honda
Don Wessel Honda is proud to announce that our dealership has earned the Honda Environmental Leadership Award.* This award, which was sent to us by American Honda Motor Co., Inc., signifies that our dealership is a leader in the brand’s journey towards reducing the environmental impact of Honda dealerships across the nation.
To receive this award, Don Wessel Honda had to achieve specific environmental targets, including reducing total energy usage at the dealership by at least 50 percent.
“We’re extremely proud to be part of Honda’s global effort to help preserve and protect the environment,” said Jon Wessel, President. “Our customers already benefit from owning a fuel-efficient Honda vehicle, but now they have the extra peace of mind knowing that they’re supporting a local Honda dealer that is committed to environmentally responsible business operations.”
To reduce its environmental impact and receive this eco-friendly award, Don Wessel Honda has implemented new recycling programs, changed the way it uses air conditioning and heating, and lowered its energy consumption. It accomplished the latter by changing all interior and exterior lights to LED.
The voluntary “Green Dealer” program was introduced in the United States in the fall of 2011. Honda uses a third-party evaluator to complete environmental audits on participating dealers and create strategies to help these dealers reduce their energy usage. Across the United States, participating Honda dealers have managed to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 87,000 metric tons. These dealerships have also saved more than $19 million in energy costs.
Honda continues to reduce its environmental impact on the world and has been doing so for the past 30 years. The brand reports annually on this effort in its North American Environmental Report. By asking Honda dealerships to join in this effort, the company continues to reduce its waste, energy use, and CO2 emissions across its entire operation.
All of us at Don Wessel Honda are thrilled and grateful to be a part of the Honda family; a family that is leading the way for businesses to address their environmental practices. For your next vehicle, we hope you’ll support our efforts and shop at Don Wessel Honda.