External Evaluation of Our CSR Initiatives

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Corporate Evaluation about SRI

Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) refers to investing performed with targets selected not only in accordance with financial considerations but also from ethical, environmental, employment, and other social perspectives.
Numerous SRI evaluations are performed both inside and outside of Japan.




Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index

We are newly selected to the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index, a globally famous ESG index, in 2017.  The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices (U.S.A.) and RobecoSAM (Switzerland). It assesses the companies based on various economic, environmental and social criteria in terms of long-term sustainability.

RobecoSAM Sustainability Award

We are selected to be a Bronze Class company in Sustainability Award 2017 for the first time from RobecoSAM(Switzerland), a globally famous rating company.

FTSE4Good Index Series

We are selected as a member company of the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2003.
FTSE4Good Index is created by FTSE Russell (UK), a leading global index provider, and organized by companies that meet global standards concerning the environment, society, and governance based.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

We are selected as a member company of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index in 2017.
The index for Japanese equities is created by FTSE Russell (UK) and organized by companies that meet diverse standards concerning the environment, society, and governance based on ESG evaluation.

MSCI JAPAN ESG SELECT LEADERS INDEX

We are selected as a member company of the MSCI JAPAN ESG SELECT LEADERS INDEX in 2017.
The index for Japanese equities is created by MSCI (USA) and composed of companies with high ESG ratings from each industry

MSCI JAPAN EMPOWERING WOMEN INDEX

We are selected as a member company of the MSCI JAPAN EMPOWERING WOMEN INDEX in 2017.
The index for Japanese equities is created by MSCI (USA) and designed by companies with excellent gender diversity in each industry.

*The inclusion of NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. in any MSCI index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

Major Award and Evaluation

The following are the main awards and evaluations received by our Group for our CSR-related initiatives.

In Fiscal 2016

Recipient Award Organizer
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. The Corporate Environmental Achievement Award (CEAA) 2016 The American Ceramic Society
(AcerS)
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. 2017 Aichi Environmental Award Aichi Prefecture
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. White 500 Companies Nippon Kenko Kaigi (Japan Health Conference) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. New Diversity Management Selection 100 METI
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. Semi-Nadeshiko Brands METI and the Tokyo Stock Exchange

In Fiscal 2015

Recipient Award Organizer
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. Incentive Award, Empowerment Grand Prix for Activities by Women Japan Productivity Center
Working Women's Empowerment Forum
NGK SPARK PLUGS (U.S.A.), INC. (WEST VIRGINIA FACTORY) Five-Diamond Employer Award West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

In Fiscal 2014

Recipient Award Organizer
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. Top 100 Global Innovators Thomson Reuters
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. FY2014 Excellence Award, Nagoya City Accreditation and Commendation System for Companies that Promote Increased Roles for Women Nagoya City
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. Miyanojo Plant Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award, 33rd National Convention for the Promotion of Factory Greening Japan Greenery Research and Development Center

In Fiscal 2013

Recipient Award Organizer
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. Top 100 Global Innovators Thomson Reuters

In Fiscal 2010

Recipient Award Organizer
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. The Incentive Prize at the 14th Environmental Communication Awards Ministry of the Environment, etc.
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. Top 100 Companies in Japan The Nippon Foundation