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NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. is actively participating in sustainability initiatives.

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

The UN Global Compact was proposed by the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1999 to address a variety of issues such as global warming, environmental problems, and social inequality that have been ongoing on a global scale. It is an initiative formally launched at UN headquarters in July 2000 and is a voluntary corporate principle of action.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The SDGs consist of 17 goals and 169 targets for achieving a sustainable society by 2030, adopted at the United Nations Summit in 2015. They aim to solve global problems and challenges such as poverty, inequality and climate change, and to "leave no one behind".

Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

WEPs are principles for businesses to work voluntarily on promoting the advancement of women. They provide a holistic framework for companies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community and drive positive outcomes for society and business. The UN Global Compact and UN Women collaborated to develop and established WEPs in 2010 through multi-stakeholder international consultations.

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

The TCFD is a task force established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international organization of central banks and financial regulators from major countries, to provide a framework for disclosing information on climate change. In June 2017, the TCFD released a report recommending disclosure of information about risks and opportunities related to climate change. Governments, financial institutions, and companies around the world have endorsed the TCFD's recommendations.


CDP is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) launched in 2000 to collect, analyze, and evaluate information on the environmental activities of the world's leading companies and share these results with institutional investors. We answered questions on climate change and water security.

Declaration of Partnership Building

The Declaration of Partnership Building was established by the Committee for the Promotion of Partnership Building for the Future, whose members include the Chairman of Keidanren(Federation of Economic Organizations), the Chairman of JCCI(Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry), the Chairman of JTUC(Japanese Trade Union Confederation) and related ministers (Cabinet Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism).
It is a declaration in the name of the representative of a company to build a new partnership by promoting cooperation and coexistence and co-prosperity with business partners and value-creating companies in the supply chain.