Name of the Company: Honda Motor Company Ltd
Industry type: Automobile Manufacturer
Headquarters: Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Investment: ¥7.948 trillion (2012)
In view of global climate change, Honda strives to be a leader in environmental and energy technologies through its product development, production, and other activities. It is committed to develop products with the lowest-in-use CO2 emissions through corporate activities.
Honda’ Environment CSR activities include:
Honda Group retired employees and associates in co-operation with local residents cleared beach sands throughout Japan using Honda’s compact, and lightweight towable beach cleaner. During 2012 some 3,700 people participated in 25 beach-cleaning events in Japan.
Mechanical cleaning of Beach-Honda volunteers
Honda volunteers undertook forest conservation activities in hill slopes of company’ plant sites to retain precious watersheds, acting as reservoirs for sustainable supply of water to industrial and urban demands. This preservation was carried out by retired and active employees of the Japanese corporate.
Honda volunteers in watershed management
In 2011, 65 volunteers including associates from Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC, (HMA), their friends and family members participated in a project “100-1000: Restore Coastal Alabama” at Helen Wood Park along the shores of Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA. The project aims to restore ecosystems, suffered enormous damage during the Gulf of Mexico crude oil spill in 2010 by creating 100 miles of oyster reefs and 1,000 acres of wetlands along the Gulf. During this reclamation event, about 700 locals also joined several voluntary groups of Honda, USA.
Alabama volunteers in action for marine reefs restoration
Honda Canada Manufacturing is committed to clean up Spring Creek, a pristine stream, flows through one of its sites. The project launched in 2000 is conceived to protect wildlife such as rare waterfowl, particularly the eastern bluebird that inhabit the river’s basin. On the Clean-up Day (The first Saturday of each May), about 70 associates and their family members participate as volunteers in cleanup works. In 2011, volunteers constructed nest boxes for native species, eastern Bluebirds and brought their numbers to 29 totally.
Eastern Bluebird over the nest box
The Honda Foundation Inc, Philippines has joined an NGO, Haribon Foundation in the “Road to 2020” project to restore tropical rain forests and aims for afforestation in 1 million hectares of tropical rainforest regions in Philippines by 2020. A total of 110 volunteers from Honda dealerships, business partners, motorcycle clubs, and other organizations participated in the August 2011 tree-planting event and planted 7,500 trees on 3 hectares.
Honda Team for tropical rainforest afforestation
In 2011, the 5th Honda China Eco Mileage Challenge Fuel Economy contest was held at the Guangdong International Circuit where a total of 555 competitors in 111 teams participated in the 2011 event to see the farthest distance travel for one litre of gasoline and ultimately raise awareness of the need to conserve the environment by fuel savings. For the first time in motor race contest, electric vehicles were also included to observe their competitive efficiency.
Electric Vehicles at the race contest, China
Guangzhou Honda Automobile Co Ltd held a “Ten-year Tree-planting University Student Environmental Conservation DV” contest where 36 students from 8 universities participated and their thoughts on the environment from a variety of perspectives at Beijing in 2011. The participants also planted trees in Inner Mongolia the following day to pass on Honda’s environmental conservation philosophy in China.
Award ceremony at the contest
Tree planting in Inner Mongolia
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