Our corporate philosophy includes slogans like "proposing new value" and "contributing" to people around the world and shows our desire to contribute to society. This leads to sustainability, through our contributions to solving social issues through our business.
In April 2020, we established the CSR and Sustainability Charter in order to present this idea in a ready-to-understand manner and for broad communication both internally and externally. At the same time, we changed the name of the CSR Policy to the CSR Basic Policy, which sets forth the Group's action guidelines for CSR.
To ensure sustainable growth for our company and society, we have established the CSR and Sustainability Committee which is held twice a year, with the president as chairperson, and all directors, including outside directors, as members. The CSR and Sustainability Committee determine the priority issues in each ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) area and promote actions to resolve these issues.
Also, we have established committees that specialize in risk management, compliance, quality, information security, the environment, and health and safety, and have put in place a company-wide system for cross-divisional initiatives.
We distribute SDGs badges to our executives to show our commitment towards the realization of a sustainable society, and we work to raise awareness of SDGs among our employees and the public.
Additionally, we conduct training by job classification, to ensure that each employee is aware of the connection between their work and society daily so that they are able to take actions that contribute to solving social issues through their work. We also continue to send out information through e-mail newsletters and other means.
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. Participated in United Nations Global Compact in November 2016.
“United Nations global compact” is a voluntary corporate citizenship in order to address various problems such as global warming, environmental problems, gap-widening society that are progressing on a global scale. They are also initiatives that were proposed by Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1999, and established formally by the U.N. in July 2000.
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. will uphold ten principles consisted of four issues such as “Human rights, Labour, Environment, Anti-corruption” being advocated by the U.N. global compact as good members of society, and will make every effort to promote activities in order to contribute to building a sustainable society.
As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, we are committed to doing what we can to contribute towards the achievement of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), the goals set by the United Nations.
*What are SDGs?
SDGs consist of the 17 goals and 169 targets that were adopted at the UN Summit in 2015 which aim to solve worldwide problems such as poverty, inequality, and climate change by 2030—pledging that “No one will be left behind.”
Adopted "Corporate Philosophy"
Adopted "Corporate Code of Conduct"
Established CSR Committee
Adopted “CSR Policy“
Published "CSR Procurement Guidelines"
Participated in "United Nations global compact"
Published “Integrated Report”
Published "Sustainability Data Book"
Adopted “CSR and Sustainability Charter“