News, Promos and Events

Honda Plants 5,000 Trees

December 29, 2015



December 29, 2015 - Honda Foundation, Inc. (HFI) in cooperation with Haribon Foundation conducted their annual Tree Planting Activity at the Mt. Banahaw - San Cristobal Protected Landscape in CALABARZON Region.

Honda Foundation, Inc. is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of The Honda Group of Companies in the Philippines. It is composed of Honda Philippines, Inc., Honda Cars Philippines, Inc., Honda Parts Manufacturing Corp., and Honda Trading Philippines Ecozone Corp. 

More than 200 volunteers from the Honda Group of Companies, authorized Honda dealerships, 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. Now on its 6th year, HFI has planted 30,000 trees in 18 hectares of land 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 "Blue Skies for Our Children" Campaign in 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 emission.  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 both the environment and 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.