SDG 15 : Life on land
Honda China has been participating in a tree planting activity in Xinghe County for 13 years since 2008. It has been estimated that over 2,000 associates from Honda participated in the project which has completed afforesting an area of more than 1,247 hectares with 1,800,000 plants during these years. Thanks to the thorough study of the climate and soil features, with accumulation of knowledge of planting in arid regions, we finally met the national standard for afforestation survival rate. This used to be a barren area and is now enhanced with forest.
The project has been scheduled to be carried out over three terms. The first and second terms lasted from 2008 to 2017, when over 140,000 saplings were planted on the 14,000 mu area. The third term started in 2018 and will continue to 2022. We plan to spend RMB 20 million on planting saplings such as Chinese pine and pinus sylvestris, and will attempt to achieve the goal of afforesting an area of 7,000 mu. Those trees that are 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 haze caused by soil erosion and insufficient green coverage.
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Honda Children's Traffic Safety Action
SDG 11: Sustainabale cities and communities, 4: Quality education
In 2020, GAC-Honda cooperated with the government sector, professional institutions, public welfare organizations and other relevant parties to implement children's safety education activities and protect children's road safety within all sectors of society. GAC-Honda children’s safety education activities have been fully upgraded to the "GAC-Honda dream TongXing - children's road safety, the public line" that is being rolled out nationwide. "Knowing danger, preventing danger" is the core. With various educational forms such as the "Traffic safety hero & dangerous road monster animation," "Road safety lessons," "Safety knowledge card," and "Road safety chess game," GAC-Honda has popularized road safety knowledge for children aged 5 to 12 based on the comprehensive systems of professional courses.
By the end of 2020, GAC-Honda had launched 670 events through dealers and 100 events in school campuses throughout China. There were a total of 33,000 students participating in offline programs. This has provided new enthusiasm for achieving our traffic safety dream of a society with "zero accidents."
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Honda Dream Fund
SDG 4: Quality education
On September 11, 2017, the 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 in low-income families who dare to dream and dare to fulfill their dreams, encouraging them to embrace passion and vitality at all times, and to use imagination in order to inspire and nurture the spirit of creativity and challenge, create more hopes and possibilities throughout their entire lives, and create new values that are ahead of the times.
The Honda Dream Fund announced the first and second groups of dream students in April 2018 and March 2019, and the third and fourth groups of students were announced in June 2020 and March 2021. For four years, the Honda Dream Fund has supported 31 students chasing their dreams and more youngsters are set to benefit in the future.
Unlike the traditional forms of public welfare, the Honda Dream Fund emphasizes the long-term 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 students from low-income families in colleges and universities. While taking into account the low starting point, weak competition, and slow development of the remote areas and higher vocational colleges, some vocational colleges in central and western regions of China were selected to carry out key cooperation and help students strive to pass. The high credibility of the fund leads to the flow of resources, generating more attention and participation from society.
Honda Donated RMB 10 million to the Red Cross Society of China Hubei Branch to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
●Jan. 31, 2020
Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. donated RMB 10 million to the Chinese Red Cross Society Hubei Branch to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, protective clothing, masks, medical gloves, and other protective equipment were collected and shipped with local joint ventures.
Wuyang Honda donated electric bicycles to Wuhan Union Hospital and Wuhan Tongji Hospital.
●April 15, 2020
Honda Motor (China) Technology Co., Ltd. donated 3,500 car ionizer air purifiers (RMB 1.8 million) to some designated hospitals in Wuhan to thank the medical teams for their time and effort in fighting COVID-19.