|Environmental Protection Award in Recognition of Corporate Contribution to Society Presented to Honda|
| Tokyo, May 19, 1998 --- On May 19, 1998, Honda received the Corporate Contribution to Society award for its environmental protection record from the Asahi Shimbun Cultural Foundation.
Reasons given for the award:
The Corporate Contribution to Society award is awarded to companies by the Asahi Shimbun Cultural Foundation in recognition of excellence in various fields. A special committee within the Foundation undertakes surveys and selects the winning companies on the basis of this data. The awards given fall into a variety of different categories of corporate achievement. As well as an overall Grand Prize, the Foundation makes awards in all the following categories: Good Treatment of Employees, Employees Family Values, Good Working Environment for Women, Employment of Disabled People, Internationalized Employment Practices, Consumer Policies, Part of the Regional Community, Social Assistance, Environmental Protection, and Disclosure of Information.
(Source: Social Contributions of Major Companies 1998, edited by the Corporate Social Contribution Survey Committee of the Asahi Shimbun Cultural Foundation, and published by Katsuhiko Eguchi of PHP Research)
Senior Managing Director Kensuke Fukatsu receives the award.