Despite the financial crisis of 2008-09, we continued to see double digit growth and introduced new technology and new models for our Indian consumers and exports. In 2009-10, we introduced new technology in the 2 wheeler segment- the combi brake system with equalizer technology. Growing stronger in our presence in India, our second plant at Tapukara with an annual production capacity of 12 lac units came up in 2011-12 and by the next year we had become the second largest 2 wheeler manufacturer in India. It was the same year in which we adopted our very first traffic park in Jaipur to promote road safety.

In pursuance of our vision that HMSI desires to be a ‘Company which society wants to exist’, we are dedicated towards fulfilling the social objectives through various CSR activities. The Company shall make its endeavour to positively impact and influence the Society for its sustainable development.

HMSI is committed to build a sustainable business with strong social relevance and a commitment to inclusive growth and contribute to the society by supporting causes on various concerns including road safety, healthcare, environmental sustainability, promoting education, promoting sports and other rural development activities.

Minoru Kato

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.

Harbhajan Singh

Director General & Corporate Affairs

We live in a rapidly transforming world where change is the only real constant. How we adapt to this change decides our present and shapes the course of our future. The impact is amplified when this framework is applied at a firm level. Honda's 18 years in India have seen firm wide transformations in how we approach stakeholder engagement and how we deploy our capabilities to generate social good. The process of identifying priority themes has become structured over the years. With our corporate social responsibility mandate strengthened by our global vision of spreading excellence and innovation in everything that we aspire to do, we have constantly endeavored to develop innovative solutions.

The last year has seen our focus becoming sharper around two central themes,that of road safety and environment protection. As a leading automobile manufacturer it pains us to see lives being lost on the road due to a combination of deficient driving skills and infrastructure gaps. We have therefore partnered with the state government of Haryana to work towards addressing both these gaps. In the days and years ahead, we will be taking this effort to other states as well.

The mandate of creating a collision free society involves directing investments towards the creation of facilities for training, developing platforms which will make learning effective and awareness creation through mass outreach activities. All along we have made efforts to ensure gender parity in outreach and messaging strategies.

It has been 4 years since the government of India mandated spending under the provisions of the companies act, 2013 and we have seen the space evolve sharply over this period. Better questions are being asked by corporates, better strategies are being co-developed with our NGO partners and an increased focus on due diligence has set in to ensure that mandatory compliances are heeded to.

At an overall level, Honda aspires to be a company which society wants to exist and to ensure that we have sharpened our focus on adopting research driven methodologies to assess community level needs before commissioning of projects. Furthermore in project designs we are keen to have community participation inbuilt in the execution strategy and at an aggregate level we work towards converging with identified state or national priorities. This thought process we hope will help in aligning interventions with actual needs along with a clear execution plan aimed at a definitive outcome.

Tenets of the sustainable development goals are being imbibed in project design and our year round efforts in 2017-18 have gone towards restructuring interventions towards that effect. We hope to bring more structured thought and innovations as the year rolls by.