Europe, Middle East and Africa
Young Enterprise Company Program
SDG 4 : Quality education, 8 : Decent work and economic growth
Honda Motor Europe Ltd. UK Branch supported Young Enterprise Company Program.
• As a national charity, Young Enterprise motivates young people to succeed in the changing world of work by equipping them with the work skills, knowledge, and confidence they need. The UK faces a serious skills gap. A high percentage of young people are not in education or employment, and many leave schools without the skills they need to succeed in the real world.
• As part of the Young Enterprise Company Program, student teams from schools nationally are encouraged to start their own companies, giving them the opportunity to learn about running their own business as well as selling to the general public.• In addition to sponsorship of the program and event, Honda was also part of the judging panel at the South Central Regional Finals in May 2021.
Motorcycle Safety Training
SDG 3 : Good health and well-being
Honda Motor Europe Iberia Branch started 2W safety activities in 1992. Since 2009, we have operated a motorcycle traffic education center named Honda Safety Institute located 20 minutes from Barcelona. The facility occupies 20,000 m2 including a building, an asphalt track, an off road track, and also a skid line for brake testing. Training activity is all year long (excluding summer and winter holidays) and every day from Monday to Sunday. During the week, the training activity is focused on Safety courses for professionals and corporations (i.e. police, delivery services, etc.), while on the weekend it is focused on general motorcycle users (including children), no matter which brand of motorcycle they own.
To make it easy for participants we provide all necessary riding equipment and also motorcycles (we have around 50 units from 50cc to 500cc). Our portfolio includes 11 courses, and normally they are 6 or 8 hours in duration. HIS activity is based on defensive training and risk prevention. One of our courses has received outstanding feedback from the European Motorcycle Training Quality Label for safety training. The COVID-19 situation has had a significant effect this year as we had to reduce the number of courses.
Supporting the Local Voluntary Fire Brigade
SDG 3 :Good health and well-being, 11 : Sustainable cities and communities
Honda Motor Europe Poland Branch (HMEL-PL) increases support for the local community and its citizens through the provision of safety training for the voluntary fire brigade. HMEL-PL also donated an electrified Honda Power Generator EU22i, which can be used in emergency situations to supply power for lighting and intervention equipment.
Trussell Trust Food Drive
SDG 2 :Zero hunger, 3 : Good health and well-being
In December 2021, Honda Motor Europe Ltd. UK Branch (HME-UK)organized a food drive to support families and individuals in need of food and basic essentials at the most challenging time of the year. Partnering with the Trussell Trust, which supports more than 1,200 food banks for the 14 million people living in poverty in the UK, associates from HME-UK, Honda Motor Europe Ltd., and Honda Finance Europe PLC were able to deliver a huge amount of donations that were gratefully received by the staff and volunteers.
Honda Donation to Orleans Hospital
SDG 3 : Good health and well-being
Following shortages of protective eyewear in hospital wards, Honda France Manufacturing S.A.S. (HFM) collected 9,000 pairs of protective eyewear and donated them to the Orleans Hospital.
Several internal HFM departments helped make this donation happen–the logistics department for palletizing and loading, the warehouse department for reception and storage, and the Product Engineering department for transport.
Plant Your Age
SDG 15 : Life on land
Honda Motorcycle Kenya Limited (HMK) agreed to partner with Green Africa Foundation to plant trees during an event dubbed “Plant Your Age”.
However, due to COVID-19 restrictions and limitations on public gatherings, the HMK steering committee gave approval for sponsoring the event but agreed that we would not attend.
Being an annual event, it was agreed that HMK will participate again and associates will take part in planting trees when the opportunity arises.
Initiative to Provide Motorcycle Safety Seminar for Bike Taxi Riders in Nigeria
SDG 11 : Sustainable cities and communities
Honda Manufacturing (Nigeria)Ltd. has been continuously providing a seminar for bike taxi riders to learn appropriate riding and maintenance.
The seminar teaches the importance of performing pre-ride checks; appropriate riding posture (when applying a brake or clutch); the benefits of using Honda’s genuine parts and engine oil; and regular maintenance.
Dealers in Nigeria hold this seminar every month, with the participation of a total of 6300 riders in FY 2019, 2,283 in FY2020 and 4,113 in FY2021.
Even though the number of participants has declined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Honda manufacturing (Nigeria)has been undertaking the activity on a continuous basis to make a contribution, however small, to traffic safety in country.
Accepting the a visit from a school
Honda Manufacturing (Nig.) Limited (HMN) received a visit from students of Roseville College school in Ota, and explained the business to them.
A total of 17 students from the school visited and enjoyed seeing the HMN factory. During the visit, HMN staff explained the motorcycle assembly process to them.
Afterwards, HMN gave the students small souvenirs (handkerchiefs), which they happy were happy to receive.