Sustainability

Environmental

Five-Year Environmental Action Plan

The NGK Group has established the Fourth Five-Year Environmental Action Plan (2016-2020). To achieve the goals of the Plan, we are promoting environmental activities, setting annual targets.

Five-Year Environmental Action Plan Progress Report

The initiatives planned under the Fourth Five-Year Environmental Action Plan and their progress (targets and results for fiscal 2018; targets for fiscal 2019 and 2020, the final year) are summarized in the table below.

In fiscal 2018, compared to forecasts at the start of the period, due to negative factors such as lower sales volume in core products, we failed to achieve annual goals for a number of the items for which we set numerical goals. Progress for items other than these, however, proceeded according to plan.
For fiscal 2019, we have set goals based on predictions that negative factors will disappear; for example, volume is forecast to bounce back in core products.
The NGK Group is working in concert to undertake environmental activities that will enable us to meet target goals for fiscal 2020, the final year of the Fourth Five-Year Environmental Action Plan.

Notes:

Self-evaluation standards for achievement level: ○: Target achieved; ×: Target not achieved

Reduction rate against BAU (business as usual) indicates the percentage rate of emissions reduction resulting from implemented actions compared to a case in which no improvement action was taken since fiscal 2013. By not incorporating the influence of foreign exchange movements and other factors, this indicator allows a direct grasp of the efforts by each site.

NGK basic unit per transport volume expresses in metric ton-kilometers the amount of crude oil equivalent fuel used.

Based on the computation criteria stipulated in the Act on the Rational Use of Energy.

Covers all manufacturing sites of the NGK Group.