Jul 14, 2022
NGK SPARK PLUG CO.,LTD.
Continued Selection as Global ESG Index "FTSE4Good Index Series"
and ESG Indices Adopted by GPIF
NGK SPARK PLUG Co., Ltd. (President: Takeshi Kawai, Headquarters: Higashi-ku, Nagoya) has been selected as a constituent of the "FTSE4Good Index Series *1" for 20 consecutive years, which is a representative ESG index in the world.
At the same time, we were selected for constituents in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index*2, the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index*3, the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index*4, and the MSCI Japan Empowering Woman Index (WIN)*5, all of which are ESG indices adopted by GPIF, the world's largest public pension fund management and investment organization. We have been selected for all five ESG indexes*6 for domestic stocks adopted by GPIF.
In the “2030 Long-Term Management Plan NITTOKU BX”, we have set eight priority issues (materiality) for ESG. By promoting these efforts, we will continue to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society and actively disclose ESG information.
*1 Index developed by FTSE Russell, which selects companies with outstanding ESG performance. ■Priority Issues (Materiality)
*2 Index developed by FTSE Russell, which selects Japanese companies with outstanding ESG performance.
*3 Index developed by FTSE Russell, which selects Japanese companies in each sector that demonstrate outstanding ESG performance.
*4 Index developed by MSCI, which selects Japanese companies with relatively high ESG ratings in each industry sector.
*5 Developed by MSCI, this index selects Japanese companies in each industry that excel in gender diversity.
*6 Five ESG indices for domestic stocks adopted by the General Pension Investment Fund (GPIF): "FTSE Blossom Japan Index," "FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index," "MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index", "MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)", and "S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index".
■Priority Issues (Materiality)
■External Evaluation of Our ESG Initiatives
*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.