HONDA Corporate Social Responsibility
March 24, 2008
Honda Motor Co., Ltd (Japan), the mother company of the Honda Group of Companies in the Philippines was established in 1948. Since then Honda Motor has continuously sought to contribute to society by creating products of the highest quality and advance technologies. It has also undertaken Social Responsibility initiatives, seriously.
Thus, the Honda Group of Companies in the Philippines composed of Honda Philippines, Inc., (HPI), Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) and Honda Parts Manufacturing Corporation (HPMC) has drawn and implemented not only Policies of Corporate Governance and compliance with laws but it has also established the Honda Foundation, Inc. and registered it with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December 23, 1992.
Initially, the foundation focused on the areas of cultural and business ties between the Philippines and Japan, and providing financial assistance to deserving Filipino citizens who desire to pursue studies in Japan. In 2003, seeing that the objectives must be responsive to the needs of the times, the Articles of Incorporation of the Foundation were amended to include projects in the areas of : Environmental Protection (and Safety), Youth Development (Education), Job Creation without engaging in recruitment and Poverty alleviation (Philanthropy). Since then, Honda has implemented programs pursuant to these advocacies.
Honda’s programs are simple and yet have managed to touch the lives of Filipinos thru initiatives jointly with government agencies and reputable non-government organizations thru individual Company efforts and/or thru the Honda Foundation, Inc.
In the area of Environmental Protection, Honda group partnered with the ABS-CBN Bantay Kalikasan – Save the La Mesa Watershed project, among others, by joining tree-planting activities in La Mesa Watershed since 2002. To date, Honda has planted 4, 150 seedlings in 13 hectares at the...