Timeline - Environment, Safety, Philanthropy

'64 Safe Driving Training Center established at Suzuka Circuit.
'66 Use of recycled water in Honda factories started.
'70 Driving Safety Promotion Center established.
The Antipollution headquarters established (renamed Environmental Promotion Committee in 1979).
'71 Japan’s first general effluent treatment facility constructed at Hamamatsu Factory.
'72 Overseas Driving Safety Promotion Committee established within Driving Safety Promotion Center.
World’s first original electric dust collector developed at Saitama Factory.
'73 First local Traffic Education Center established in Fukuoka as part of a nationwide Traffic Education Center.
'74 International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS) established.
'77 Honda Foundation established.

'80 Honda Foundation Belgium established.
'81 Honda Sun Co., Ltd. established.
Honda of America Manufacturing Foundation established.
'84 American Honda Foundation established.
'85 Singapore Safety Driving Center (SSDC) established.
'87 Legend becomes first domestic vehicle equipped with SRS airbag system.
'88 Traffic Education Center established in California, U.S.
'89 Traffic Education Center established in Australia.
Freon Countermeasure Committee established.

'90 Legend becomes first Japanese-made vehicle equipped with seatbelt pretensioners and passenger-side SRS airbag.
Bukit Batok Driving Centre Ltd. (BBDC) opens in Singapore.
Recycling Committee established.
'91 Full-scale collection of used bumpers begins.
'92 Honda Environment Statement defines Honda’s environmental commitment and activities.
'93 Eagle Rock School founded in the U.S.
'94 Traffic Education Center established in Thailand.
'97 Green Factory Project begins.
'98 Honda Philanthropy Office established. All production offices in Japan acquire ISO 14001 certification.
Traffic Education Center established in Brazil.
Impact absorbing G-Force Control safety technology introduced.
'99 Traffic safety caravan activities begin.
Traffic Education Center established in Vietnam.

'00 Honda Philanthropy Coordination Council established.
Green Dealer licensing system begins for automobile dealers.
Desert afforestation project in China begins.
World’s first all-weather facility for omnidirectional car-to-car collision testing completed.
'01 Green Purchase Guidelines defined.
'02 Children’s Idea Contests begin.
Green Dealer licensing system begins for motorcycle and power product sales offices.
Honda’s guidelines on chemical substances defined.
Side curtain airbags developed.
'04 World’s first Intelligent Night Vision System (able to detect pedestrians in vehicle’s path and alert driver) introduced on Legend.
Pop-up hood system that helps mitigate pedestrian injuries upon impact developed.
'05 World’s first mass-produced motorcycle airbag system developed.
Honda ASV-3 advanced safety vehicle completed.
'06 Honda Beach Clean-up Project begins.
New water-soluble coating introduced to manufacturing lines in China (Dongfeng Honda, Guangqi Honda).
Honda becomes the first auto manufacturer worldwide to eliminate industrial water drainage outside factories.
Complete water recycling system established in Guangqi Honda.
'07 New Suzuka Circuit Traffic Education Center opened.
'08 Traffic Education Center established in Hungary and Philippines.
'09 Traffic Education Center in Spain established.

'10 Honda Video KYT (hazard anticipation training) for traffic safety education released.
'12 Solar hydrogen station installed at Saitama prefectural office in Japan
Honda opens demonstration house featuring Honda Smart Home System (HSHS)
Honda becomes first mobility company to disclose all greenhouse gas emissions
'13 Honda to Become First Automaker in Brazil to Harness Wind Power
Honda to Strengthen Regional Autonomy in Global Environmental Management
GM, Honda to Collaborate on Next-Generation Fuel Cell Technologies

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