Honda Dream Fund
SDG 1 : No poverty, 4 : Quality education
On September 11, 2017, "SCLF Honda Dream Fund," established by Honda and the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, was formally launched in the former residence of Comrade Soong Ching Ling in Beijing. The project is funded by Honda to provide support and assistance to young people from poor families who dare to dream and dare to fulfill their dreams, encouraging them to embrace passion and vitality at all times, use imagination in order to inspire and nurture their spirit of challenge and creativity, create more hopes and possibilities in their whole lives, and create new values that are ahead of the times.
In April, 2018, the Honda Dream Fund published the first group of eight dream students who have a variety of dreams. The second group of students was announced in March 2019. For two years, the Honda Dream Fund has supported 16 students chasing their dreams and more youngsters are set to benefit in future.
Unlike the traditional forms of public welfare, the "SCLF Honda Dream Fund" emphasizes the long term and effectiveness of personal support and focuses on investment in time and money. The fund not only supports young people to achieve self-worth, but also expects them to play a leading role in this process. This will allow more young people to feel the power of their dreams. The “Honda Dream Fund” was selected for poor students in colleges and universities. While taking into account the low starting point, weak competition, and slow development of remote areas and higher vocational colleges, some vocational colleges in central and western China were selected to carry out key cooperation and strive to pass. Its own power leads to the flow of resources, encouraging more attention and participation from social forces.
In view of the outbreak of COVID-19 Honda has donated RMB 10 million to the Red Cross Society of China Hubei Branch
SDG 3 : Good health and well-being, 16 : Peace, justice and strong institutions
On Jan 31, 2020, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Honda") announced a donation of RMB 10 million to the Red Cross Society of China Hubei Branch for fighting against COVID-19. Specifically, Honda Motor Co.,Ltd. donated RMB 5 million and Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. donated RMB 5 million respectively.
On top of their previous donations, Honda and JV Company collected and dispatched protective clothing, masks, medical gloves, and other protective equipment in order to prevent COVID-19. Wuyang-Honda has also donated electric bicycles to Wuhan Xiehe Hospital and Wuhan Tongji Hospital to mitigate short-distance transportation issues for medical staff and improve the working efficiency of the hospitals.
SDG 15 : Life on land
Honda CHINA has participated in tree planting activities in Xinghe County for 13 years since 2008. It's been estimated that over 2,000 associates from Honda participated in the project, afforesting more than 1,153 hectares area with 1,750,000 plants for those years. Thanks to the thorough study of the climate and soil features combined with the accumulation of knowledge on planting in arid regions, we are finally able to meet the national standard for afforestation survival rate. Forest now grows where once there was a barren area.
The project has been scheduled to be carried out over three terms. The first and second term spanned the years 2008–2017; over 140,000 saplings were planted on the 14,000 mu area. The third term is scheduled for 2018–2022; we plan to spend RMB 20 million on planting saplings of Chinese pine and pinus sylvestris, and will attempt to achieve the goal of afforesting an area of 7,000 mu. Those trees that were planted by Honda associates and local people will form a green umbrella for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region, helping to prevent natural disasters such as sand storms and hazes caused by soil erosion and insufficient of green coverage.
GAC-Honda Children's traffic safety action
SDG 11 : Sustainable cities and communities, 4 : Quality education
In 2019, GAC-Honda cooperated with the government, professional institutions, public welfare organizations and other relevant parties to implement children's safety education activities and protect children's road travel safety with all sectors of society. GAC-Honda children's safety education activities fully upgraded to "GAC-Honda dream TongXing—children's road safety, the public line" that will be rolled out nationwide. "Knowing danger, preventing danger" is the core. With various educational tools such as "Traffic safety hero & dangerous road monster animation," "road safety lessons," "safety knowledge card," "road safety chess game," GAC-Honda has popularized road travel safety knowledge for children aged 5–12 based on the comprehensive systems of professional courses.
By the end of 2019, GAC-Honda had launched 530 events through dealers and 67 events in school campuses throughout China. A total of 13,000 students participated in offline programs, leading to nearly 150 million online safety course readings. This has increased new enthusiasm for achieving our traffic safety dream of a society with "zero accidents."