By providing new value through our unique ceramic technologies under the NGK Group Philosophy of "Enriching Human Life by Adding New Value to Society," NGK Insulators, Ltd. and its Group companies (hereinafter, the ”NGK Group”) hope to contribute to the achievement of a sustainable society and earn the trust of society by meeting its expectations toward us. Setting this as the NGK Group's basic approach to sustainability, and keeping Environment, Society, and Governance (ESG) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the forefront in realizing the NGK Group Philosophy, we aim to contribute to the achievement of carbon neutrality and a digital society as we continuously enhance our corporate value.
2. Identification of material issues (Materiality) and promotion of initiatives
For the realization of the NGK Group Philosophy and for the sustainable advancement of society and the NGK Group, we will identify material issues faced by the NGK Group and our stakeholders as Materiality, and will address these in accordance with the NGK Group Code of Conduct as a guideline for our actions.
3. Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors seeks to correctly recognize the ESG factors and other sustainability issues of the NGK Group and to connect these to the enhancement of our medium- to long-term corporate value by appropriately supervising and addressing initiatives aimed at sustainability issues. The Board of Directors also engages in appropriate disclosure of information and, based on insights gained through valuable dialogue with diverse stakeholders, strives to improve our management and to live up to the trust and expectations of society.
April 2023 Resolution of the NGK Insulators, Ltd. Board of Directors