||Honda launches the Community Forest Executive Committee as part of a companywide afforestation project under the guidance of scientist Dr. Akira Miyawaki. Surveys are begun at all worksites.
||The Community Forest initiatives begin in earnest using more than 250,000 seedlings at the Kumamoto, Suzuka, Hamamatsu, and Saitama Factories as well as at the Tochigi Proving Center.
||Honda produces Community Forest, a film recording the process of developing the initiatives, from the planning stage to their implementation.
||Honda provides expertise obtained during the afforestation effort at its Hamamatsu Factory in order to cooperate with “Making Schools Green,” an educational program at Sanarudai Elementary School in the city of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Community Forest, a film recording Honda's afforestation process, is certified by the Ministry of Education for use by schools in social studies classes.
||Honda assists in a tree-planting event to commemorate the graduating class at Seibu Gakuen Bunri Senior High School in Saitama Prefecture.
||Honda's Community Forest initiatives receive the Minister of International Trade and Industry Award at the National Conference for the Promotion of Green Factories.
||Honda's Community Forest initiatives receive the Prime Minister's Award for the Promotion of Afforestation.
||Honda conducts a Community Forest event to commemorate the graduating class at Saitama Prefectural Hanno High School.
Kazuo Sasaki, manager of the Facilities Management Section at Honda General Building Co., Ltd., is selected as a Person of Merit in Consumer-oriented Corporate Activities, an award presented by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry to outstanding, consumer-oriented companies, in recognition of his achievements in tree-planting at the Sayama Plant and his significant contribution to local afforestation.
Honda launches a series of conservation activities in the town of Minakami in Gunma Prefecture.
||Honda opens Hello Woods in the town of Motegi in Tochigi Prefecture in an effort to establish fulfilling relationships among people, nature, and mobility.
||Kazuo Sasaki gives a special lecture on Honda's Community Forest initiatives at the LE Symposium held by the Matsushita Electric Industrial Group. Among the topics are projects at the Sayama Plant, future issues, and activities in the local community.
||Honda holds a tree-planting workshop at Hello Woods in the town of Motegi in Tochigi Prefecture.
||Honda launches a series of conservation activities in the town of Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture and the city of Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture.
||Honda launches a series of conservation activities in the village of Kosuge in Yamanashi Prefecture.
||In October, Honda launches a plant tour incorporating an environmental learning component at the Suzuka Factory.
Honda launches a series of conservation activities in the city of Kameyama in Mie Prefecture, the town of Ozu in Kumamoto Prefecture, and the town of Ashio in Tochigi Prefecture.
||Honda launches a series of conservation activities at Mt. Akagi in Gunma Prefecture and in the town of Yorii in Saitama Prefecture.
||Honda holds a symposium at Hello Woods commemorating the facility's 10th anniversary.
||Honda holds the 2nd Hello Woods Symposium entitled “Thinking about the Coexistence of People and Nature: Preparing for the Next Generation” at the Aoyama Building.