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Honda Launches Corporate Social Responsibility Statement for North America and Accompanying Website

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Both Highlight Honda's Dedication to Being a Responsible Company and Community Partner</b></i> </p>

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Honda Launches Corporate Social Responsibility Statement for North America and Accompanying Website11:30 EDT Tuesday, September 25, 2012 TORRANCE, Calif. (Business Wire) -- In an ongoing effort to be “a company that society wants to exist,” American Honda Motor Co, Inc. today announced its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Statement for North America and the launch of a complementary Corporate Social Responsibility website. The Corporate Social Responsibility website will showcase 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 will feature Honda associates and our community partners sharing programs and initiatives about which they are passionate. Through ongoing blog posts, photos and videos, we hope to highlight the stories of our community partners and share the great work they are doing. We welcome the online community to join in the conversation by commenting, sharing, participating in site surveys and creating content. CSR Statement for North America The launch of the CSR website coincides with Honda's announcement of a Corporate Social Responsibility Statement for North America. Reflecting Honda's long-standing humanistic philosophy, the statement affirms the company's stance on key social values, including human rights, working conditions, business ethics, diversity, environmental stewardship and community involvement. The statement highlights Honda's goal of being “a company that society wants to exist.” Read the full statement. Honda is well-known for its diverse lineup of quality automobiles under the Honda and Acura nameplates, and for its motorcycles, ATVs, power products, and marine engines. But the company is about far more than creating innovative products that exceed customer expectations. Since its establishment, Honda has been committed to developing technologies that make peoples lives better, and to developing long-lasting partnerships with the communities where we work and live. Executive Quote “Our new CSR website gives us a chance to share our efforts to contribute to society, and to shine a light on the admirable work of our valued community partners across North America,” said Gary Kessler, senior vice president of Human Resources, Administration and Corporate Affairs. “Our goal is that the CSR website will be a place where people can contribute to an ongoing conversation about strengthening community.” “The key elements of our CSR statement are consistent with deeply held Honda beliefs and practices,” said Gary Kessler, senior vice president of Human Resources, Administration and Corporate Affairs. “In a sense, the statement is nothing new for Honda: it reflects our founding company philosophy.” To view Honda's Corporate Social Responsibility Statement, visit: csr.honda.com/what-we-believe/company-responsibility-statement/. To explore the Honda Corporate Social Responsibility website, visit csr.honda.com. Connect with Honda: Honda Media Newsroom (for journalists): www.hondanews.com Honda on YouTube: www.youtube.com/honda Honda on Flickr: www.flickr.com/hondanews Honda on Twitter: www.twitter.com/americanhonda Honda on Facebook: http://facebook.com/honda Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/honda Honda on Google+ American Honda Motor Co., Inc.Marcos Frommer, 310-783-7837marcos_frommer@ahm.honda.comorElizabeth Perry, 310-783-3943elizabeth_perry@ahm.honda.com