President and CEO
2018 is a very special year for us here at Honda 2Wheelers. It signifies in many ways the coming of age of the firm's India operations and its transformation is there for everyone to see. It has been 18 years since we made India and specifically Manesar, Haryana, our home. We have only grown from strength to strength over the years drawing strongly from our global vision and mandate of spreading customer delight. We have done that through our products which bear testimony to our commitment to quality and innovation.
At Honda we believe in dreams and we work towards making those dreams a reality for our customers and our stakeholders alike. The last 18 years showcase our commitment to preserving the environment by undertaking mitigation measures through deployment of technologies designed to curb emissions. We have continued to systematically plough back profits to undertake social development projects across our plant locations. Over these years our understanding of the local context and developmental issues has improved, we are therefore increasingly looking to invest in projects which are community centric, community driven and converge with the larger government efforts aimed at ensuring holistic development. We have however not shied away from taking up bold, innovative or unconventional projects as long as it is based on need and has a clear focus on outcomes.
Through our material investments we continue to demonstrate our commitments to become a company that society wants us to be thereby placing people before profits.Our projects have continued to cater to requirements that are aligned with our global mandate of ensuring 'blue skies for our children' and creating a 'collision free society' through sustained investments in road safety.Over the next few years, we will continue to restructure our investments around CSR to increasingly align them with the sustainable development goals (SDGs). We feel that the time is apt for this transition as the social development space and the understanding that we as a corporate have of priorities has matured significantly. We will aim to structure our interventions in a manner that stakeholder delight becomes a reality and Honda's brand as a conscientious corporate receives further impetus.
Our CSR report for the year 2017-18 highlights how we are gradually moving in this direction and making sustainable stakeholder led projects a priority.