Honda Issues First-Ever Inclusion & Diversity Report as Part of Company's Commitment to Advancing Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
TORRANCE, Calif. and MARYSVILLE, Ohio, May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Honda's efforts to promote equality in its workforce and society, the company today released its inaugural Inclusion & Diversity Report: "Living Our Values." The report outlines Honda's commitments to advancing inclusion and diversity and shares recent actions the company has taken, including key initiatives within its workforce and the communities where its associates live and work. The report, which will be released annually, marks the first time the company has publicly shared comprehensive data on the diversity of its U.S. operations, including its workforce, dealers, suppliers, and corporate giving, demonstrating Honda's focus on transparency and accountability.
"We initiated this report to emphasize our commitment and share our progress in the areas of inclusion and diversity. The report is an important tool in holding ourselves accountable for cntinuous improvement," said Yvette Hunsicker, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion and Diversity at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "Honda was founded on a strong respect for people, and we are committed to living our values through actions that strengthen equality in our own workplace and in communities across America."
While Honda has always prioritized aligning its actions with its belief that inclusion and diversity make us stronger, the social awakening of 2020 led the company to reexamine and renew its efforts in championing fairness, justice and equality. The company committed to several new actions to better reflect the demographic makeup of America within its operations and deepen its support of social justice. One of these actions was to be more transparent in sharing its commitments and beliefs, and the diversity of key stakeholder groups.
The report also outlines new actions Honda has taken over the past two years, including:
"We have more work to do, but this report shows that Honda is making progress and is deeply committed to creating the inclusion, diversity and equity that is rooted in our values and will make us stronger as a company," said Hunsicker.
Honda Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity
Honda is committed to advancing inclusion, diversity, and equity within the company and in communities across America. This includes both Honda's longstanding efforts as well as new actions the company is taking to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce, advance the diversity of its dealer and supplier networks, provide educational opportunities to marginalized communities, and support diverse organizations, among other efforts. One example is the special relationship Honda has with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), forged through more than 30 years of support that has impacted the lives of over 200,000 students, including over $14 million in grants to HBCU education programs and facilities improvements.
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SOURCE American Honda Motor Co., Inc.