What Drives Us
Honda's Corporate Social Responsibility website showcases Honda's efforts and dedication through four main pillars—environment, diversity, community, and education, as well as a section detailing “what we believe”. Each pillar features Honda associates and our community partners sharing programs and initiatives about which they are passionate. Join the conversation today at csr.honda.com.
Associates Across the Country Ride for KidsJul 27, 2016For 25 years, Honda has sponsored the Ride For Kids™ event in various communities across the country. Along with sponsoring the nationwide event, Honda...
Honda Classic Breaks Fundraising Record – AgainJul 15, 2016The Honda Classic golf tournament raised $3.2 million for charities this year, setting a new record of charitable giving for the 10th year in...
Students Get a Jump on Manufacturing Career OpportunitiesJul 12, 2016Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) partnered with Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana this summer to provide high school students an opportunity to get...
UConn Basketball Star Wins Honda CupJul 1, 2016Breanna Stewart, senior forward on last season’s national champion University of Connecticut women’s basketball team, received the Honda Cup award as the nation’s top...
Second Green Dealer Achieves Grid-Neutral StatusJun 28, 2016In the four years since its inception, Honda’s ‘Green Dealer’ program has made great strides in helping Honda and Acura auto, powersports, and power...
Team Honda Kicks Off Week of Service in North AmericaJun 10, 2016For the first time in its history, associates at Honda companies in North America are joining forces with its dealers and suppliers in a...
- 2016 Honda Battle of the Bands HighlightA near capacity crowd rocked the Georgia Dome at the 14th annual Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase. The annual marching band event for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) provided eight top marching bands with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver a dynamic performance on a national stage, while earning grants and positive attention for their respective institutions.
The 2016 HBOB participants included:
Alabama A&M University, Marching Maroon & White
Alcorn State University, Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite
Bethune-Cookman University, Marching Wildcats
Jackson State University, Sonic Boom of the South
The Lincoln University (PA), Orange Crush Roaring Lions
Prairie View A&M University, Marching Storm
South Carolina State University, Marching "101"
Tennessee State University, Aristocrat of Bands
- Central Ohio STEM Students Experience Newest Innovations of Honda RoboticsThe next generation of engineers, scientists and mathematicians experience real-world applications of Honda’s latest robotics technology -- ASIMO, UNICUB and Walking Assist Device -- at the Honda Heritage Center in Marysville, Ohio.
- Community Partners Spotlight: Children’s Museum of IndianapolisThe Children’s Museum of Indianapolis creates extraordinary learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of children. The American Honda Foundation supports the museum’s Curious Scientific Investigator (CSI) program, a unique experiential learning class that teaches kids to use the scientific method while identifying the source of a mysterious water leak. Learn more about the museum at https://www.childrensmuseum.org. Learn more about the American Honda Foundation at http://www.foundation.honda.com.
- Community Partners Spotlight: Citizen SchoolsBy the time they reach middle school, students from upper-income families have likely spent 6,000 more hours learning than students from lower-income families. Citizen Schools seeks to close the opportunity gap by partnering with middle schools in underserved communities to extend the learning day and provide hands-on learning experiences taught by volunteer Citizen Teachers. Learn more at http://www.citizenschools.org/. Learn more about the American Honda Foundation at http://www.foundation.honda.com.
- Eagle Rock Professional Development Center | Making High School ImpactfulThe Eagle Rock Professional Development Center (PDC), a Honda corporate social responsibility initiative, works with educators from around the country committed to making high schools highly functioning centers of engagement and learning. To facilitate school improvement, the PDC works with schools, districts and youth service organizations across the U.S. to implement school reform initiatives and create healthy, highly-functioning educational environments. The PDC also administers a teaching fellowship program, hosts visiting educators on the Eagle Rock campus, provides teacher licensure services, graduate practicum opportunities, as well as research opportunities. Visit www.eaglerockschool.org to learn more.
- Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center | Engaging Youth on CampusEagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, a Honda corporate social responsibility initiative, is committed to re-engaging youth in meaningful education. Located on a 640-acre campus in the mountains of Estes Park, Colorado, Eagle Rock is a year-round, residential, full-scholarship high school for students who have not experienced success in traditional academic settings. With an enrollment limited to 72 students, Eagle Rock School serves adolescents who are not thriving in their current situations, for whom few positive options exist, and who are interested in taking control of their lives and learning. Visit www.eaglerockschool.org to learn more.
- Honda Announces 2015 Class of Hispanic ScholarsSixteen outstanding Latino undergraduate students from around the country were honored recently for academic excellence by Honda North America, Inc. and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
- Honda Campus All-Star Challenge | Friends for LifeCelebrating HBCU excellence, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is one of Honda’s largest and longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States. Since 1989, the program has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to participating HBCUs, impacting the lives of over 100,000 students across 22 states. Although the competition during matches is fierce, HCASC is all about teamwork, perseverance and building friends for life! #hcasc
- Honda Edheads Manufacturing Video GameAs one effort to create enthusiasm among younger students, Honda worked with Edheads, a Hilliard, Ohio educational game developer, to create a first-of-its kind manufacturing video game designed for classroom use. The game teaches logic, critical thinking and takes the user right to the engine manufacturing line where they apply math and problem solving skills to find answers to real world problems.
- Honda Supports Marysville Early College STEM High SchoolHonda is supporting the Marysville Early College STEM High School, which was developed through a collaborative partnership with Marysville schools, Columbus State Community College, Ohio Hi Point Career Center, Honda and the Union County Chamber of Commerce. The project was funded with a State of Ohio “Straight A Fund” grant. Honda has worked with the school to select lab equipment, lay out the space, select an instructor and develop the curriculum for the manufacturing pathway. Honda technicians and engineers are also creating opportunities for the students to learn about these exciting manufacturing careers through tours and know-how sharing.
- Jack and Barbara Nicklaus and The Honda Classic Give BackHonda joined Jack and Barbara Nicklaus in Palm Beach Gardens, FL to see how The Honda Classic and the Nicklaus family have teamed up to benefit children's healthcare throughout Florida. Since its inception 34 years ago, the tournament has raised more than $25 million for charity, benefiting hundreds of organizations throughout Florida.
- 2015 Honda Power of Dreams Award WinnerFor more than a decade, Honda Battle of the Bands has provided a platform for top marching bands from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to showcase their electrifying musical talent. The Honda Power of Dreams Award – presented in 2015 for the first time – was given to Ms. Audrey Stradford, for her lifelong dedication to serving the Tennessee State University community. Thank you, ‘Miss Audrey’ for all that you do! Learn more at http://www.hondabattleofthebands.com/ #HBOB
- What Makes a Honda Is Who Makes a Honda: Honda Racing at ThunderhillRacing is a part of Honda’s DNA. Each year, the Honda Race Club participates in 25 Hours of Thunderhill, the longest endurance sports car race in America. Associates from across the company come together to challenge for the win and demonstrate the commitment necessary to succeed in the rigorous twice-around-the-clock event.
- What Makes a Honda Is Who Makes a Honda: Alex’s StoryMeet Alex, a Honda process engineer who believes it’s his job to makes things better. He helps make Honda better by working on the Civic, but he also helps make his community better helping minority youth realize “the power of dreams.”
- What Makes a Honda Is Who Makes a Honda: Freddie’s StoryFreddie is a senior production manager at Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing in North Carolina. He was one of the first 50 employees hired in 1985, and he took the opportunity to grow with the company. He also serves as sergeant at arms for the Hawfields Civitan Club, a nonprofit organization that supports community causes. Whether supporting co-workers or the community, Freddie is what makes a Honda.
- Honda Community Partner Spotlight: A-MANFor more than 25 years, the African-American Male Achievers Network (A-MAN) has utilized science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as a motivational tool to advance the educational and professional development of minority students in Los Angeles County. Honda applauds and supports A-MAN for providing much-needed opportunities for under-represented populations in STEM career fields. Learn more at http://www.aman.org/
- Community Partners Spotlight: Honda ExplorersEvery week, Honda’s Training Center in Torrance, CA transforms into an interactive workshop that prepares local teens for automotive careers through hands-on technical training and professional development. It’s one of the many ways Honda Associates give back to the communities in which we live and work.
To learn more, e-mail Honda_explorer_post@ahm.honda.com
- What Makes a Honda Is Who Makes a Honda: Jon’s StoryJon believes that for Honda to be a company that the world wants to exist, Honda must give back to society. He uses his love of aviation to volunteer his time to help multiple charities. Through his involvement in Pilots N Paws, he has transferred over 200 animals from kill shelters to non-kill shelters or to new homes. Jon is who makes a Honda.
- Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Honda Community PartnerIn neighborhoods often overrun by poverty, crime and a feeling of hopelessness, for 25 years, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) has been investing in youth to build stronger communities. HOLA provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities. The American Honda Foundation has assisted communities in deriving long-term benefits by supporting organizations, including HOLA, that educate youth with a specific focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Learn more at heartofla.org
- Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Annual Toy and Food DriveFor the 10th consecutive year, associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama spread a little holiday joy in the plant's annual Toy and Food Drive.