• HARI Achieves Double-digit Sales Growth for 2017

    “Listening and understanding the voice of customers led to HARI’s significant growth in 2017. Our success is our customers’ success.” --Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, HARI President and CEO   Performance and Drivers   Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, closed its 2017 sales with a record-high of 37,678 units, a 12% sales growth from 33,695 units in 2016.   The Passenger Cars (PC) segment grew by 7% in 2017, registering sales at 25,529 …

    Read More...
  • HARI Gears Up for TRAIN

      January 22, 2018, Bonifacio Global City. Management of Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) welcomed Department of Finance (DOF) Assistant Secretary Ma. Teresa S. Habitan for an exclusive briefing on the impact of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law (RA 10963) on automotive firms and related industries, such as fuel and real estate. She also discussed the second TRAIN package, which proposes the reduction of corporate income tax rates and the rationalization of business …

    Read More...
  • Hyundai, GK Kick off Next Leg of Partnership for Share Prosperity with new vehicle donation for fast-rising social enterprises

    Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), renewed its commitment to support Gawad Kalinga’s (GK) social entrepreneurship program with the donation of five vans that will further drive GK’s spirit of innovation and enterprise to more parts of the country. The vehicle turnover ceremony capped the 5th Global Social Business Summit which was held at the Hyundai Center for Green Innovation located in GK Enchanted Farm in …

    Read More...
  • Together is always better: Hyundai, Gawad Kalinga Explore New Approaches for Shared Prosperity at 5th Global Social Business Summit

    Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), renewed its commitment to support Gawad Kalinga’s (GK) social entrepreneurship program at the 5th Global Social Business Summit held at the Hyundai Center for Green Innovation. HFI President Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo joined a panel of leaders from the public and private sectors to tackle the topic, “A Fresh Connection for Communities: New Approaches for Shared Prosperity.” At the …

    Read More...
  • Hyundai Empowers Industries in Batangas City

    At the groundbreaking of Hyundai Trucks and Buses Batangas were: (L-R) from Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) VP – Commercial Trade Jimmy Trazo, SVP – Trade Operations and Development Cluster Numeriano Cortez, Jr., EVP and CFO Ladislao Avila, Jr., and President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo; from Shaw Automotive Resources, Inc. (SARI), President Felix Limcaoco III, SVP & COO Doroteo Sornet, and VP for Operations Maria Antonietta Alonzo.   Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) President and CEO …

    Read More...

Hyundai iCONs for Biodiversity: Educators for Sustainability

Singapore

 

Vietnam

 

Cambodia

HFI Chairman Richard L. Lee and President Ma. Fe Perez Agudo presented the Hyundai Icon for Biodiversity to Dr. Leo Tan Wee Hin of Singapore (top photo); Dr. Dang Huy Huynh of Viet Nam (second photo); and Sophea Chhin of Cambodia (bottom photo).

 

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) through its corporate social responsibility arm, HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), bestowed the first-ever Hyundai Icon for Biodiversity to four ASEAN scientist/academics. The special citation was given during the ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes awards ceremony held August 7, 2017 at the New World Hotel, Manila. The ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes, a recognition program for outstanding work in biodiversity conservation and advocacy in the 10 ASEAN member states, was a highlight of the ASEAN’s 50th foundation day celebration in this year’s host country, the Philippines.

 

HFI honored Cambodia’s Sophea Chhin, Singapore’s Prof. Leo Tan Wee Hin, and Vietnam’s Dr. Dang Huy Huynh as dedicated scholar-mentors whose work in research and education have driven public awareness and action in favor of the region’s biodiversity.

 

Dr. Leo Tan Wee Hin, Professorial Fellow and Director for Special Projects of the Faculty of Science of National University of Singapore, is considered an icon in Singapore’s biodiversity community. His outreach program that promotes biodiversity conservation as a way of life in

 

Singapore transcends government and scientific circles, inspiring students to pursue careers in the sciences. “We have only one planet,” he stressed. “Whether Singaporean or part of ASEAN or the world, each one should look after one’s backyard, otherwise there’s no future. Think Global but Act Local and you can change the world.”

 

Dr. Dang Huy Huynh, 84, and a well-loved senior scientist in Viet Nam, is Chairman of ASOEN-Viet Nam and Director General of the Viet Nam Environment Administration. He spearheaded global research programs and knowledge fora that have had profound impact on the development of strategies and legislations to conserve the biodiversity of Viet Nam and the region. On this new award, he humbly remarked, “This is not only for me, but for all biodiversity scientists in Viet Nam and the ASEAN. I hope that in serving the 700 million people of ASEAN, we will be in solidarity for the environment.”

 

Sophea Chhin is an official and researcher at the Ministry of Environment and a biology teacher at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. In 2012, Chhin and his team founded Birds of Cambodia Education and Conservation to encourage bird and wildlife photography, which the group shares through various communication platforms. “We must share information about the forests to people who never had time to appreciate nature,” he explained. “My field courses have helped our students love our forests. This is good, not only for Cambodia, but for ASEAN. Our job is not easy but it will be made easier if more people can become heroes for biodiversity.”

 

Said HFI President Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, “Our partnership with the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) in this landmark search for the ‘defenders of the web of life’ is an important step toward expanding the scope and scale of our advocacy for education in social and environmental sustainability. Together with the ACB, we kick off a new leg in our journey of the heart as the Philippine automotive industry’s champion for biodiversity in the ASEAN region.”

 

Early this year, HFI and ACB signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) to strengthen regional efforts at biodiversity conservation.

 

The ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes is also supported by the ASEAN Secretariat, the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the European Union (EU). ACB serves as the awards secretariat.