TORRANCE, CA – March 18, 2020- (Motor Sports NewsWire) -Our associates are important to us. They make Honda the company our customers love and we are taking steps to secure their health and safety.
From the onset of this challenging situation, our primary focus is protecting members of the Honda team, our contractors, our suppliers and our customers. We have done so by closely observing the guidance and direction provided by local, state and national government officials, as well as the top health organizations.
Maintaining a clean and safe work environment is an ongoing priority at Honda, but in light of the current environment, we have instituted more frequent sanitization efforts at all of our facilities.
Also, following current world and U.S. health and travel guidelines, we have instituted screening measures at our facilities for all visitors to ensure the safety of our associates. We also are proactively promoting CDC COVID-19 prevention tips and asking our associates to evaluate their health on an ongoing basis.
In addition, we are employing social distancing practices at our facilities, like staggering lunches, and offering associates the opportunity to work remotely when possible. And if our associates or their families are impacted by COVID-19, we have a temporary paid personal leave of absence option in place for them to use. This includes an option to use personal paid leave to ensure childcare for children under 12 or dependents with special needs.
Honda has been manufacturing products in the U.S. for 40 years and we have robust business continuity plans in place to protect our team members, mitigate disruptions and meet customer demands. All of our facilities remain open and we have not yet experienced any known instance of an associate affected with the COVID-19 virus. We continue to actively monitor the situation in each area where Honda has facilities and will comply with all local, state and federal government requirements.
We also are carefully monitoring market conditions in this rapidly evolving environment but there has been no significant impact to our production plants at this time.
Due to the fast-changing nature of this situation, we will continue to provide updates on our business impacts and actions on Hondanews.com.
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2019, nearly two-thirds of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Source: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.