Taiwan: Cleaning up rivers
In September 2012, Honda Taiwan held a series of river cleanup activities across the country. Under the initiative, the company worked with various local environmental protection groups to clean up 23 rivers nationwide. A total of more than 1,000 associates, dealer staff members, and customers collected more than 13 tons of trash. Participants also tested water quality, observed plant and animal life, and carried out other related tasks, deepening our understanding of the rivers’ ecosphere. The company will continue this activity on a regular basis in order to pass on rich natural beauty and clean water to the next generation.
Thailand: Eco Mileage Challenge
In December 2012, 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 472 teams competed in the event, which was the 15th of its kind. The winning team was able to drive 1,165 kilometers per liter using a Wave110-i engine. AP Honda will continue to hold the event in the future.
Taiwan: Offering plant tours for elementary school students
Honda Taiwan has offered plant tours for elementary school students regularly since 2004. In 2012, the company held tours for local elementary school students in April and for Japanese elementary school students in September. About 20 students participated in each of the two tours, where they observed with interest how Honda products are manufactured.
Thailand: Volunteering to make improvements at a school
In March 2013, Honda Automobile Thailand conducted a volunteer activity to make improvements to outdoor facilities at Wat Tham Mai School in the province of Ayutthaya. The aims of the initiative, which was part of the Honda School Environment Volunteer program, included raising associates’ awareness and building a good relationship with the local community. Some 300 Honda volunteers joined 120 teachers, students, and local residents to form a total workforce of 420 people. Participants planted trees and grass, maintained a pétanque terrain, paved walkways with bricks, and painted playground equipment, fences, and a flagpole.