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.




RobecoSAM Sustainability Award

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

FTSE4Good Index Series

We were selected for the tenth year in a row (as of June 2013) to be a member company of the FTSE4Good Index Series.
The FTSE4Good Index Series is a responsible investment index developed and managed
by the FTSE Group(UK).

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)

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