•Engineers at Honda Engineering North America, LLC. in Marysville, Ohio, leveraged their expertise in plastic injection molding to manufacture more than 136,000 face shields that were donated to healthcare workers at 379 medical facilities in 45 states. In addition, Honda of Canada Mfg. supported the production of face shields as part of a multi-company effort in Canada. And associates at five different Honda facilities used 3D printers to make parts for face shields donated to healthcare facilities and first responders. Read more here. •Honda modified 10 Odyssey minivans and provided them to the City of Detroit to transport people potentially infected with COVID-19, as well as healthcare workers. To help protect the health of the driver from the potential for droplet infection during transportation, the Honda Odysseys were retrofitted with a plastic barrier behind the front seating area, as well as modifications to the ventilation system to maintain an air pressure differential between front and rear seating areas. Read more here.
Support of Healthcare Providers
Honda has initiated significant and comprehensive new efforts to harness the spirit of community in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. •Honda pledged $1 million to address the immediate needs of communities across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, providing the most vulnerable with access to food. •The donations to food banks and meal programs have been distributed to nonprofit organizations that address food insecurity across the region.
For our customers experiencing financial stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have established a number of emergency relief measures. •The Honda and Acura brands have launched relief programs to help customers who financed their vehicles through Honda Financial Services or Acura Financial Services. Read more here. •Honda also has established new online sales programs – Shop Simple with Honda and Acura Precision Purchase – which enable customers to purchase new Honda and Acura vehicles from the comfort of their own homes. •Honda and its powersports dealer network have implemented temporary measures regarding remote delivery of Honda Powersports products enabling customers, who aren't able or prefer not to enter a dealership, to complete the entire purchase process without leaving their home or business. Depending on state or local regulations, dealers may or may not be offering home delivery, so interested customers should contact their local dealer to confirm, and for additional details on Honda's home-delivery policy. •If a vehicle requires repair or maintenance, pending state and local government recognition of transportation as an essential need, a local Honda/Acura dealer service operation should be open and able to provide service.
•Honda's utmost concern is the health and wellbeing of our associates. •Many Honda office associates are working remotely from home or place of residence. •For those essential associates working in Honda facilities, the company is taking additional steps to meet health and safety guidelines and reduce the spread of the virus. These measures may vary by location, but include: •Process adjustments to reduce associate interaction; •Temperature checks upon arrival at Honda facilities; •Requiring and providing face coverings at all facilities; •Contact tracing •Staggering shift start times and lunch times to reduce congestion; •Changing seating layouts in the cafeterias and reducing capacity in all meeting rooms to reduce congestion; •Limiting physical gatherings and maintaining social distancing to the extent feasible; and •Adhering to the government recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting our sites based on CDC guidelines. •Associates who have COVID-19 or are being evaluated for COVID-19 are entitled to the company's temporary paid personal leave of absence programs. •Travel restrictions: •Honda is prohibiting all international travel due to the latest advisories from the U.S. Department of State, with exceptions for critical need. •Honda is prohibiting all non-essential domestic travel within each country in North America. •Only business-essential visitors can access Honda facilities with pre-approval from management.
Honda Associate Support