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August 26, 2014

Honda Cars Philippines Receives Recognition in Sustainable Business Awards

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines received citations in the recently held Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) in Dusit Thani, Manila. HCPI bested other companies in the Supply Chain Management category and received a special recognition for Business Responsibility and Ethics.

SBA aims to increase awareness of sustainable business best-practices and demonstrate how sustainable business benefits companies, the environment and stakeholders Organized by Global Initiatives, in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the SBA also recognizes sustainability champions in Singapore and Indonesia.

Being true to the global vision of Honda to be the company that society wants exist, HCPI works to reduce its environmental footprint in all the domains of operations from product development, to purchasing, production, sales and service, administration. HCPI actively engages the supply chain in the continuous improvement of its Quality, Cost, Delivery, Management, Safety and Environment (QCDMSE).

Sustainability is embedded in the supplier selection and evaluation process, validated through annual audits. Currently, HCPI’s parts suppliers are required to have ISO certifications for quality and environmental management systems. HCPI also extends its life-cycle-assessment approach to the suppliers, as well as to the dealers to comprehensively reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Honda gives fundamental importance to its Environmental and Safety Vision - "the joy and freedom of mobility and a sustainable society where people can enjoy life”. Taking part in the fulfilment of this vision, HCPI has been offering vehicles that are engineered to pass the stringent European Emission Standards with Euro 4 level since 2004 to meet the Philippines’ Euro 2 emission standard. Aimed to regulate the amount of pollution that is released in the atmosphere, the European Emission Standards is considered one of the strictest in the world.

Globally, Honda earned the highest disclosure score among Japanese corporations in the 2013 Carbon Disclosure Project survey of global 500 companies. Honda is also among 12 leading global corporations for earning exceptionally high marks in areas related to both disclosure content and results. In the Climate Performance Leadership Index, an index of companies selected for demonstrating leadership in combating climate change, Honda gained the highest score.

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