Honda Human Rights Policy

Since our founding in 1948, Honda has continuously worked to provide value to help people and create a better society through our technologies, ideas and designs. The starting point of such efforts is our desire to “help people and society” and “expand the potential of people’s lives”. The underlying basis of these efforts is the concept of “Respect for the Individual,” which constitutes Honda’s Fundamental Beliefs.
Honda believes that human beings are born as free and unique individuals with the capacity to think, reason and create — and the ability to dream. Our wish is to nurture and promote these characteristics in Honda by respecting individual differences, trusting each other as equal partners, exercising abilities to the fullest and sharing joy. From this standpoint, we adopt Respect for the Individual, consisting of the three elements of initiative, equality and trust, as one of our Fundamental Beliefs. We believe this spirit should permeate all our relationships with everyone.
Based on the concept of Respect for the Individual, Honda has formulated the Honda Human Rights Policy (“the Policy”) to fulfill our responsibility to respect the human rights of stakeholders who may be affected by our business activities.
By putting the Policy into practice, we will cooperate with our stakeholders to undertake business activities in a sustainable manner in order to continue to be “a company that society wants to exist.”

  • 1. Commitment to the "respect for human rights"
    1. Honda recognizes that our business activities may impact the human rights of internal and external stakeholders.
      We are committed to respecting human rights that are set out in the International Bill of Human Rights and the ILO core conventions as set out in the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. In addition, we endorse the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and endeavor to practice these principles in business activities.
      We also comply with applicable laws and regulations of each of the countries and regions in which our business activities are conducted. If requirements of the local laws and regulations are in conflict with internationally recognized human rights, we will seek ways to honor the internationally recognized human rights to the greatest extent possible.

  • 2. Scope of responsibility
    1. The Policy applies to all executives and associates of the Honda Group (Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries). In addition, we expect all of our business partners to understand the Policy.

  • 3. Governance
    1. Honda positions respect for human rights as one of our key management issues, and we will also establish an adequate internal structure to reflect the Policy in necessary business policies and procedures while clearly specifying the Director responsible for the formulation and execution of the Policy.

  • 4. Human rights due diligence
    1. Honda will establish and continuously implement a system of human rights due diligence, which will identify adverse impacts on human rights and prevent or mitigate such impacts.

  • 5. Remedy
    1. We commit to take appropriate measures to remediate any adverse impact on human rights which Honda clearly caused or contributed to. In addition, we will work to establish a practical grievance mechanism to enable appropriate remedies.

  • 6. Engagement with stakeholders
    1. In enhancing and improving its efforts to respect human rights, Honda will leverage external knowledge and engage with relevant stakeholders.

  • 7. Education
    1. Honda will undertake appropriate education and awareness-raising activities to facilitate an understanding of the Policy and put it into practice.

  • 8. Information disclosure
    1. Honda will make disclosure of its efforts to respect human rights through our corporate website and other means on a regular basis.

  • *The Policy has been approved by the Executive Council and Board of Directors of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Established: June 1, 2022
Revised: June 1, 2023
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Toshihiro Mibe

Director, President and Representative Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer

【Human Rights Policy Appendix :Human Rights Issues Addressed by Honda】

Honda proactively addresses human rights issues, including those listed below, in order to respect the human rights of all people with whom we engage through our business activities.
The human rights issues included in this appendix will be reviewed periodically based on changes in societal demand, including legal requirements, and in our businesses.

  • (1) Prohibiting forced labor and child labor
    1. We respect each individual’s fundamental human rights and do not allow forced labor or child labor of any form, including human trafficking.

  • (2) No discrimination and harassment, respect for diversity & inclusion
    1. Based on the principle that all human beings are equal, we respect diversity & inclusion and prohibit any discrimination and do not tolerate harassment of any form on the basis of an individual’s race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disabilities, among other characteristics.

  • (3) Creating an environment of free, open-minded dialogue
    1. ・The associates and the company respect each other’s views and endeavor to promote mutual understanding. Maintaining a relationship of mutual trust, the associates and the company make every effort to engage in sincere discussions about any issues that might arise or exist.
      ・Respecting freedom of association, or not to associate, and collective bargaining, the company attempts to resolve issues in line with the laws, conventions and customs of each respective country and region.

  • (4) Maintaining a working environment where each associate can work with a sense of security
    1. The company provides a safe and healthy workplace where all associates can concentrate on work with a sense of security.