Honda values effective communication with associates and strives to bring their views to bear on a broad range of personnel policy.
Building good labor relations
Honda and the Honda Motor Workers' Union have enjoyed cordial, mutually supportive relations, engaging regularly in frank exchanges on key issues such as employment security, working conditions, occupational safety and health, and production and sales activities at group negotiations, labor-management committee meetings, and other venues.
Both the company and union respect differences in each other's perspective and approach and strive to maintain a strong labor-management relationship in an effort to achieve sustained company growth and improved working conditions through mutual trust.
Associate awareness survey
Once every three years, Honda conducts an associate awareness survey to solicit worker feedback for use in building a healthier work environment. The surveys include a variety of questions designed to gauge associate views on organizational culture, the company's personnel system, and management.
An associate awareness survey was scheduled to be conducted in 2013, and we did so in March. Going forward, we plan to summarize the results and identify issues.