Implementing timely and appropriate IR initiatives
As a law-abiding corporate citizen, Honda always maintains good communications with shareholders and investors worldwide. This is accomplished by publishing accurate information that is useful for investment decisions as it becomes available, and by representing the company’s operations and financial situation in a clear, factual manner.
To fulfill these objectives, in addition to an annual report, we publish reports and a shareholders’ bulletin on a quarterly basis. We hold quarterly meetings with analysts and institutional investors. For our institutional investors in North America, Europe, and Asia we offer biannual corporate briefings at which we present our financial performance and business strategy in order to deepen their understanding of Honda as a company. These publications and material from briefings and financial results meetings can be found at the IR section of the Honda website (http://world.honda.com/investors), which also includes information for our shareholders provided as and when required.
Communicating with shareholders
Honda considers its annual Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders a vital opportunity to optimize communications with all its shareholders. We strive to present all company information as clearly as possible, using images and slides, and field the broadest possible range of questions and opinions.
Displays of Honda automobiles, motorcycles, and power products provide an opportunity for shareholders to examine our products firsthand. To facilitate the participation of shareholders who are unable to attend in person, Honda has set up a system enabling shareholders to cast their votes by post or on the Honda website via computer or mobile phone. Non-Japanese shareholders are notified in English of upcoming shareholders’ meetings. These are just a few examples of Honda efforts to facilitate voting.
We also hold inspection visits, including invitations to races in which Honda is participating (Suzuka WTCC Japan Round, Motegi Super GT) and tours of manufacturing plants. By inviting shareholders to see for themselves where and how Honda products are created, we hope to give them a better understanding of what goes on at the company and to create a sense of familiarity with the company and its products.