President's Message for Stakeholders

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In the year 2016, we, NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. celebrated the 80th anniversary of its founding. Since its establishment in 1936, we have been executing business operations along with economic development and sharp progress of motorization in Japan, keeping our resolution of “contribution to Japanese culture” stated in the prospectus in mind.

What will become of global environment around us in the future? Facing unpredictable incidents and changes such as ever-changing politics and economy as well as sense of insecurity about terrorism, large-scale disasters, and changes in natural environments, we may be in danger of encountering social problems which will be more complicated and more severe. Under these circumstances, as expectations for us as the globally developing company increase more than ever, we recognize that our roles and responsibilities that should be fulfilled will also become more significant. With this view, we signed the UN Global Compact on November, 2016, manifesting our intention to promote various activities as “a member with good conscience of society”. We will try and do our best to make continuous growth to fulfill responsibilities of the global company, and contribute to creation of a sustainable society in the world.

An objective of our 7th medium-term management plan formulated in 2017 as the second year is to provide all the stakeholders with “Real Value”. We will build the corporate governance framework for improving corporate value along with positive communicating with stakeholders and development of the business operations leading to social evolution. Aiming at prioritization of human “asset”, we will further lay the groundwork for fair corporate climate, and the framework that encourages various personnel to be self-supportive, motivated, and grown so that they feel a sense of accomplishment from working. We will enhance the presence of NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. group that is trustworthy sufficient to be known as “the company indispensable to the society” by making efforts in an honest way so that we can celebrate the 90th, furthermore, the 100th anniversary of foundation.

September, 2017

Shinichi Odo
Representative Director
Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer
President Officer

Shinichi Odo