Vietnam：Honda Vietnam Company organizes
“Tree Planting Day”
“Tree Planting Day”
Honda Vietnam Company (HVN) organized "Tree Planting Day," to preserve the green of Vietnam, in Bac Kan Town in April 2014.
After the success of the Afforestation and Reforestation Clean Development Mechanism (AR-CDM) tree-planting project in Hoa Binh Province during 2003-2011, HVN began "Tree Planting Day" in Bac Kan Province from 2013. As the only sponsor of the project, HVN is providing support in the amount of VND 4.9 billion over eight years from 2013 to 2020.
The total duration of the project is eight years, with the first four years from 2013 to 2016 being used to plant trees on 490 ha of land across the two communes of Nong Thuong and Xuat Hoa in Bac Kan Town. The next four years will be spent caring for, thinning and otherwise protecting those trees, while tree harvest will start from 2020. It is estimated that the project will yield 73,500m3 of wood, and sell trees as lumbers which would return a profit of about VND 50 billion. "Tree Planting Day 2014" attracted more than two hundred HVN associates and Honda-related partners in Bac Kan, together with a large number of local people, and started with an area of 2 ha. In the second year, the estimated total area for planting will be 161 ha.
Going forward, HVN will remain active within Vietnam as it continues “striving to be a company society wants to exist.”
Thailand: Eco Mileage Challenge
In 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2013, the Honda Eco Mileage Challenge, an event that is organized by AP Honda, was held at the Thailand Circuit in the Thai province of Nakhon Pathom. Participants in the event, which aims to improve and promote the technology used in the new PGM FI engine (which uses electronically controlled fuel injection) and to prevent global warming through energy conservation, compete to see which team can drive the farthest on one liter of gasoline. A total of 481 teams competed in the event, which was the 16th of its kind. The winning team was able to drive 1,641 kilometers per liter. AP Honda will continue to hold the event in the future.
Thailand：Honda Super Idea Contest
In 2013, Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., organized the "Honda Super Idea Contest" social activity to encourage elementary school students in Thailand to exercise their creativity and the power of dream. This ninth contest sought to promote activity in two areas.
The first was creating a hand book for elementary school teachers and holding a professional workshop. Teachers exchanged opinions in a lively to be aimed to study “Teaching techniques to boost the development of creativity and creative thinking in children.” at this workshop.
The second was a contest itself, carried out under the theme ”Stimulating the Power of kids, Conquering the Power of Dreams.
Forty ideas were selected from over 50,000 entries, with the owners of the ideas attending the "My Dreams Come True Workshop" and award ceremony held in November.
From that, twenty children with outstanding works joined the final round in January 2014 to make their presentations on stage in front of an audience. Winners were awarded with Princess Sirindhorn plaques and a study trip to Japan. Held in March 2014, the study trip provided winners with an opportunity to exchange creative ideas and establish friendships with winners of the Children's Idea Contest in Japan.
India：Health Camp Activities
Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has been conducting Health Camps since 2004 as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. These camps provide assistance such as medical examinations, hygiene and nutrition advice and pharmaceutical prescriptions free of charge to people in towns situated near HCIL's Greater Noida and Tapukara plants. These camps, which welcome approximately 200 to 300 visitors each month in each area, have helped many people who, for various reasons, have limited opportunities for medical care.
HCIL industrial physicians gave easy-to-understand guidance to elementary school students regarding the importance of brushing their teeth and washing their hands at the July Health Camp (Tapukara) in addition to the regular assistance provided at the camps. Along with other initiatives such as tree-planting activities and operational support for the regional Industrial Technical Institute (ITI), HCIL will continue to actively engage in CSR activities in order to exist in harmony with local communities.