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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.
We participated in the United Nations Global Compact in November 2016.
We support the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the four fields of "human rights," "labor," "environment," and "anti-corruption," and promote various activities as a "good member of society."

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".
As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, we are committed to doing what we can to contribute towards the achievement of the SDGs.

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.
We signed this Code of Conduct in October 2020 and expressed our strong intention to create a working and social environment in which women can exert their strengths socially.

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.
We have announced its endorsement of the recommendations of TCFD in July 2020. Based on the TCFD recommendations, we will assess and proactively disclose the financial impacts of climate-related risks and opportunities.

CDP

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.

Science Based Targets initiative(SBTi)

The Science Based Targets initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)." If a company's long-term greenhouse gas reduction target meets the level required to achieve the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels, the company's target will be certified as a “Science-based target (SBT).”
We have committed to set a science-based target through the Science Based Targets initiative in June 2021.

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.
We registered in the "Declaration of Partnership Building" in October 2020.