Honda Foundation, Inc. (HFI) in cooperation with Haribon Foundation conducts their annual Tree Planting Activity on Mt. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape in Rizal Laguna.
Honda Foundation, Inc. is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of The Honda Group of Companies in the Philippines composed of Honda Philippines, Inc., Honda Cars Philippines, Inc., Honda Parts Manufacturing Corp., and Honda Trading Philippines Ecozone Corp.,
More than 200 volunteers from all Honda companies, dealers, Philippine Army members from the 59th infantry battalion 2nd infantry division, and media went up 733 mtrs. above sea level on the rolling landscape of Mt. Banahaw. Five thousand (5,000) native trees were planted in support of Haribon’s Rainforest Organization and Advocates (ROAD) to 2020.
This advocacy plans to restore 1 million hectares of Philippine rainforests in 10 years. As of its 6th year, HFI has planted 18 hectares of land with 30,000 trees in areas within and around the provinces of Laguna and Quezon.
HCPI has long been at the forefront of the automobile industry’s efforts to improve the environment. This is evident with projects like the Blues Skies for Our Children Campaign which is a collaborative effort with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Climate Change Commission, Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia), Philippine Business for the Environment, Department of Energy, Haribon, and Honda’s extensive list of corporate fleet partners.
Similar initiatives include projects that improve fuel efficiency and reduce vehicle emissions. The recent EURO-4 certification for Honda vehicle models: Brio, Brio Amaze, Mobilio, CR-V, Civic, Jazz, HR-V, Accord, Odyssey, and CR-Z, attests to the fact that Honda produces products that are safer for the environment and for its users. This move is in accordance with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2015-04.
It is a principle anchored to that of its founder Soichiro Honda. Honda knows the grave effects of climate change and will continuously seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout all its activities. From development to disposal, Honda’s environmental efforts go beyond Corporate Social Responsibility.