Honda Foundation, Inc. (HFI), represented by Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), received a COVID-19 Response Gold Award at the 5th SPMJ Driven to Serve Awards.
The award honors the initiatives of Honda Foundation Inc. (HFI), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Honda Group of Companies in the Philippines.
The first project is HFI’s donation of motorcycles to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in 2020 to help in the quick delivery of its services to communities amid the pandemic. The second project is HFI’s efforts to help rebuild homes in typhoon-hit Catanduanes last year.
“Honda Foundation, Inc. and the entire Honda Group of Companies in the Philippines are beyond grateful for this heart-warming recognition by the SPMJ,” said HPI President Susumu Mitsuishi. “Supporting the community is the cornerstone of our business as we believe in creating value for the society. This award will only keep us even more inspired to improve the lives of Filipino people in need and bring joy to people’s lives.”
HFI’s donation project to PRC is in line with Honda’s “One Dream” campaign, which highlights Honda motorcycles as life-saving vehicles. A total of 104 motorcycle units—52 red units each of TMX125 alpha and Wave 110 alpha—were donated to be used by all of PRC’s Chapters across the country.
Meanwhile, HFI donated construction supplies to help families rebuild their homes in San Andres, Catanduanes in 2021, after the province was battered by Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.
The SPMJ, or The Society of Philippine Motoring Journalists, is an association of local automotive writers, editors, and media personalities across different platforms. Its “Driven To Serve” program aims to honor the most outstanding practices in corporate social responsibility in the automotive industry.