For the first time in its history, associates at Honda companies in North America are joining forces with its dealers and suppliers in a coordinated effort to make a difference in the communities where they live and work. From June 10-19, the Team Honda Week of Service will involve volunteer community activities by Honda associates, dealers and suppliers in 41 states, as well as Mexico and Canada.
Timed to coincide with the company’s Founder’s Day, which marks the establishment of the first Honda business operation in North America on June 11, 1959, Honda is leveraging its scale and the strong relationships it has with community and business partners to take the Team Honda spirit to the community to help improve the lives of those who live in them.
The Week of Service will call nearly 15,000 volunteers to action from Honda companies, along with additional volunteers from the more than 325 dealerships and 76 suppliers.
Additional information, including a measurement of the impact of the event, will be available in early July.
“Honda associates have a strong tradition of community service and we are so pleased to have so many of our partners join us in this first Team Honda Week of Service to help make our communities more vibrant,” said Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President, Honda North America, Inc. “This event is an example of the power of coming together as one team. By working with the non-profit organizations in our communities, we hope to make a positive impact for our many neighbors.”
A variety of charitable and volunteer activities are planned across the country. Attached is a list of the activities by state.
For updates and reactions to the Team Honda activities, follow us on Twitter using hashtag #TeamHondaCares or check out the Team Honda Week of Service page on our CSR website at http://csr.honda.com/longform-content/team-honda-week-of-service/.
Honda in America
American Honda was established in Los Angeles, California, in 1959. Today, Honda companies in North America represent a cumulative investment of more than $22 billion and employ more than 40,000 associates in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, financing and servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda powersports products and Honda power equipment products.
Honda has been producing products in America for more than 33 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in North America. In 2015, more than 99 percent of all Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.