Archive 2019

in Asia & Oceania

Community Household Toilets
SDG 3 : Good health and well-being, 6 : Clean water and Sanitation

Since October 2018, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has constructed 200 individual community household toilets through Sulabh International Social Service Organization to make villages in the Gujarat states of India open defecation free (ODF), with the aim of improving hygiene and social security. The toilets are geotagged with the details of each beneficiary. Sanitation awareness was conducted through a door to door campaign, Baithak community (a charity community), information, education and communication (IEC) materials and health awareness camps. Total funding of this project, intended to improve people’s lives, amounted to approximately 11.73 million yen.


Community Water Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plants
SDG 3 : Good health and well-being, 6 : Clean water and Sanitation

HMSI started the community water RO plants project in May 2016 to provide clean drinking water and reduce waterborne diseases in communities. Since this time, 55 water RO plants (including 10 plants built in 2018) have been constructed in 55 villages and benefit more than 60,000 people. A single RO plant can provide clean drinking water up to a total volume of 2,000 liters per hour. People are asked to pay 5 rupees (1.59 yen) per 20 liters, with the money collected to be used for plant maintenance. Total funding for this project since 2016 amounts to approximately 11.1 million yen.


PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) for Lombok
SDG 2 : Zero hunger, 3 : Good health and well-being

On August 5, 2018, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Lombok at 6:46 p.m. local time. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 15 km beneath the Northern Lombok area. As of September 22, 2018, it was reported that 585 persons had died, 38,919 persons were injured, 149,715 houses were destroyed, and 445,343 victims were evacuated to nearby emergency shelters. HPM management and employees raised funds to support the post-disaster recovery process and later partnered with a humanitarian organization to distribute aid to citizens affected by the disaster in Lombok.

The funds raised reached a total amount of IDR 250,000,000 and were used to build 22 shelters/emergency housing for 22 families in North Lombok.


Children’s Idea Contest
SDG 4 : Quality education

From September 20, 2018 to January 25, 2019, a program for children, the Children's Idea Contest, was coordinated by Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd. (HVN) and the Ministry of Education & Training Vietnam (MOET) with all Vietnamese primary school students as the focus. The purpose was to contribute to the comprehensive development of Vietnam’s younger generation, to create new values that bring dreams to life, and to promote the joy of creativity in Vietnamese society. The total cost was VND 5.5 billion or around JPY 26.4 million.

This year, 6,426 schools (in all 63 provinces) participated in the program, and 537,766 idea drawings were collected.


Deadly Ears Health Program
SDG 3 : Good health and well-being

Honda Australia Donation: $15,000 for people’s good health and well-being

The Queensland Children’s Hospital was granted funds to purchase three portable audiometers that will test the ears of more than 300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children per year, who are most at risk from middle ear disease, an infection and inflammation of the ear canal. 

Outcome of the project—to diagnose children with this disease as early as possible in order to reduce the risk of hearing loss.


Honda Plants 30,000 Native Trees to Celebrate 30 Years in NZ
SDG 15 : Life on land

On August 1, 2018, Honda New Zealand Ltd. celebrated 30 years of its presence in New Zealand by creating a fund for planting 30,000 native trees during 2019 under the Honda Tree Fund project. 

This year, the 30,000 trees will be planted in a number of ways. Some are being given away as a native tree gift to each new Honda owner, regardless of whether a new or used Honda was purchased from our Honda Agents.

Honda New Zealand Ltd. has also committed to a significant project in Kaiapoi, north of Christchurch, an area hit hard by the Canterbury earthquakes. It will be funding the planting of a 2.5 hectare Honda Forest as part of the Kaiapoi Regeneration Project.


Recycling and Waste Management Education for Children
SDG 4 : Quality education, 12 : Responsible consumption and production

During February 13 to 15, 2019, Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd (HMSB) conducted a project with the Environment, Safety and Health (EMS) team. The project goal was to educate the younger generation aged 3 to 6 years about the benefits and the correct ways of recycling three types of waste—glass, paper and plastic. The children were taught through the use of cartoons, games, arts and crafts. The event ended with Q&A and lunch.


Chinese New Year 2019 Road Safety Campaign
SDG 3 : Good health and well-being, 11 : Sustainable cities and communities

During Chinese New Year 2019 (January 21, 2019) Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd (BSH) collaborated with the Penang State Government, Road Safety Department and Petronas in organizing the Road Safety Campaign with the theme “Drive Safe with Us, Be Seen Be Safe” in conjunction with the Chinese New Year 2019. This event was held at the Petronas Petrol Station located at Raja Uda, Penang. The half-day event included several activities such as distribution of vests to motorcyclists, provision of free motorcycle checking by the BSH Customer Service Team, and a safety riding simulator.


Safety Riding Training and Education
SDG 3 : Good health and well-being, 4 : Quality education

Atlas Honda Limited (AHL) (Pakistan) safety vision is aligned with Honda’s Global Safety slogan “Safety for Everyone.” Education and awareness activities are an important part of AHL’s efforts to create a safe environment. These include organizing safety lectures for students and customers across all regions and training for government, corporate and traffic police officials.


“Dream Riding Program” motorcycle lessons for women
SDG 3 : Good health and well-being, 4 : Quality education

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) is proud to be the world’s largest seller of two-wheeled vehicles with an annual turnover of over 5 million units. Since 2009, HMSI has held a motorcycle training program open to any women over 18 years old, with 32,805 participants in fiscal 2019 the largest attendance to date. Since beginning in 2009 a combined total of 140,000 attendees have registered for the course, a positive step towards creating a road-safe society.