Sustainability

Emerging Markets Strategy

The following is the percentage of NGK Group sales coming from emerging markets*.

FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Percentage of sales 27% 25% 24% 31%

The following is the percentage of NGK Group employees in emerging markets*.

FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Percentage of employees 30% 28% 27% 23%
  • Emerging markets are defined as all markets outside of Japan, North and Central America, and Europe.

Production Measures for Emerging Markets

In the NGK Group, we work to ensure that all of our overseas production bases operate in accordance with the NGK Group Code of Conduct and obtain ISO 9001 or IATF 16949 certification, as well as carry out quality assurance, quality control, quality improvement, quality-related training, and other activities. In fiscal 2020, NGK Ceramics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. obtained IATF 16949 certification, and now all production bases are certified. We are working now to secure certification within three years of new sites, including those in emerging markets.

Acquisition of ISO 9001 or IATF 16949 Certification

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Percentage of ISO 9001 certified sites (%, Group) 100 97 97 97 100