Sustainability

ESG Data

Environmental

Preventing Global Warming

Item Scope Category FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
CO2 emissions All NGK Group manufacturing sites   795 817 870 907 910 103 metric tons
  Basic unit per net sales All NGK Group manufacturing sites   81 90 86 87 91 Basic unit per net sales
Reduction rate against BAU All NGK Group manufacturing sites   12 15 18 14 16 %
Scope 1 GHG emissions NGK Group   311 317 320 323 309 103 metric tons of CO2
Scope 2 GHG emissions NGK Group   521 562 612 637 651 103 metric tons of CO2
Scope 3 GHG emissions NGK Total - - 877 1,047 977 103 metric tons of CO2
Purchased goods and services
(including resale items)
- - 762 863 842 103 metric tons of CO2
Capital goods
(capital investment)
- - 84 152 99 103 metric tons of CO2
Fuel- and energy-related activities - - 16 18 16 103 metric tons of CO2
Upstream transportation and distribution - - 11 8 14 103 metric tons of CO2
Waste generated in operations - - 1 3 2 103 metric tons of CO2
Business travel - - 1 1 1 103 metric tons of CO2
Employee commuting - - 2 2 2 103 metric tons of CO2
Upstream leased assets - - 0 0 0 103 metric tons of CO2
Energy-origin CO2 All NGK Group manufacturing sites   742 817 932 960 960 103 metric tons of CO2
Other greenhouse gases All NGK Group manufacturing sites   3 6 5 5 5 103 metric tons of CO2
CO2 (non-energy origin) All NGK Group manufacturing sites   - - 1 0 0 103 metric tons of CO2

Consumption of Each Energy

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Electric power All NGK Group manufacturing sites 690 810 880 930 950 GWh
Gas
(natural gas conversion)
All NGK Group manufacturing sites 136 141 140 142 137 Million Nm3
Oil
(light oil conversion)
All NGK Group manufacturing sites 2.72 2.09 2.55 2.11 1.74 Million L

Raw Materials

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Raw materials All NGK Group manufacturing sites 190 185 192 180 147 103 metric tons
Recycled materials All NGK Group manufacturing sites - - 4.4 3.8 3.8 103 metric tons
PRTR-listed substances All NGK Group manufacturing sites 398 662 707 694 589 Metric tons
Total water usage All NGK Group manufacturing sites 2.85 4.09 4.32 4.53 4.33 Million m3

Chemical Management System

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
CH4 All NGK Group manufacturing sites - - 1 0 0 103 metric tons of CO2
N2O All NGK Group manufacturing sites - - 0 0 0 103 metric tons of CO2
HFC All NGK Group manufacturing sites - - 0 0 0 103 metric tons of CO2
PFC All NGK Group manufacturing sites - - 4 4 3 103 metric tons of CO2
SF6 All NGK Group manufacturing sites - - 0 0 0 103 metric tons of CO2
VOC All NGK Group manufacturing sites 6.8 155.4 145.3 119.7 68.4 Metric tons
PRTR-listed substances
(emissions into atmosphere)
All NGK Group manufacturing sites 14.0 163.1 154.2 127.5 76.3 Metric tons

Discarded Materials

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Discarded materials All NGK Group manufacturing sites 64 59 59 58 54 103 metric tons
Basic unit per net sales All NGK Group manufacturing sites 81 81 72 70 68 Basic unit per net sales
Reduction rate against BAU All NGK Group manufacturing sites 12 18 22 20 24 %
Recycled All NGK Group manufacturing sites - - 44 43 43 103 metric tons
Disposed of externally All NGK Group manufacturing sites - - 15 16 11 103 metric tons
Total water discharge All NGK Group manufacturing sites 1.97 2.79 2.87 2.81 3.14 Million m3
PRTR-listed substances
(discharge into bodies of water)
All NGK Group manufacturing sites - - 0.4 0.3 0.5 Metric tons

Water Withdrawal

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Municipal government water utility
(or other water utility)
Consolidated - - 3.69 3.91 3.71 Million m3
Groundwater Consolidated - - 0.63 0.62 0.62 Million m3
Surface water
(lakes, rivers, etc.)
Consolidated - - 0.002 0.002 0.001 Million m3
Total Consolidated - - 4.322 4.532 4.331 Million m3

Water Discharge

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Sewerage Consolidated - - 0.73 0.71 0.66 Million m3
Rivers, lakes, etc. Consolidated - - 2.14 2.10 2.48 Million m3
Waste Consolidated - - 0.0 0.0 0.0 Million m3
Ground permeation Consolidated     0.0 0.0 0.0 Million m3
Total Consolidated - - 2.87 2.81 3.14 Million m3

Water Recycled Amount

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Recycled amount Consolidated - - 0.09 0.09 0.09 Million m3

Water Recycling Rate

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Recycling rate Consolidated - - 2.04 1.95 2.04 %

Products Contributing to Environmental Protection

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Sales growth* for products contributing to environmental protection NGK Group 144 126 137 144 145 %

Figures are indexed with fiscal 2013 set at 100.

Environmental Accounting

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Capital investment NGK and Group companies in Japan 8.0 7.8 6.0 14.8 13.6 100 million yen
Expenditures NGK and Group companies in Japan 31.7 28.0 29.0 27.9 29.8 100 million yen
Economic benefits NGK and Group companies in Japan 5.5 5.1 6.3 4.3 5.8 100 million yen
Cost-effectiveness NGK and Group companies in Japan 17.2 18.2 21.7 15.5 19.2 %
CO2 eco-efficiency Consolidated 124 111 117 115 109 %
Discarded materials eco-efficiency Consolidated 124 123 139 144 146 %

Social

Quality Management System

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Percentage of ISO 9001 certified sites NGK Group 100 100 97 97 97 %

Note: NGK Ceramics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has been preparing to obtain certification since fiscal 2017.

Basic Information on Employees

Item Scope Category FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Number of employees* NGK Group   16,667 17,517 18,783 20,115 20,000 Persons
Number of employees by gender NGK Group Total 16,805 17,824 19,406 20,578 20,409 Persons
Men 12,855 13,620 15,013 16,167 16,010 Persons
Women 3,950 4,204 4,393 4,411 4,399 Persons
Ratio of women 23.5 23.6 22.6 21.4 21.6 %
Number of employees by employment type NGK Full-time employee 3,717 3,939 4,136 4,355 4,529 Persons
Contract employee 150 131 398 507 464 Persons
Temporary employee 299 322 392 389 395 Persons
Employee composition by region NGK Group Japan 39 39 38 37 39 %
Asia 29 29 27 25 23 %
Europe 14 15 18 21 21 %
North and Central America 17 17 16 16 15 %
Other 1 1 1 1 1 %
Average age NGK Total 38.6 39.0 38.7 39.0 38.8 Year
Men 38.6 39.1 38.7 38.1 39.0 Year
Women 39.2 38.9 38.6 39.1 38.6 Year
Average salary NGK 7,746,664 7,861,726 7,852,010 7,888,094 7,770,318 Yen
Turnover ratio
(Only full-time employees, excludes mandatory retirees)
NGK 1.2 1.1 0.8 1.4 1.5 %
Voluntary turnover ratio (Only full-time employees, excludes mandatory retirees) NGK 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.2 1.5 %
Retention rate of new hires after 3 years NGK 95.1 94.3 94.6 92.6 93.5 %

Includes employees from outside companies who have been temporarily assigned to the NGK Group, but excludes employees from the NGK Group who have been temporarily assigned to outside companies.

Occupational Health and Safety

Item Scope Category FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Work-related accidents NGK 11 6 3 12 7 Cases
Manufacturing Group companies in Japan 10 8 7 8 8 Cases
Manufacturing Group companies outside Japan - 42 28 17 19 Cases
Severity rate
(Number of lost workdays per 1,000 hours worked)
NGK Group - 0.026 0.013 0.193 0.012 Day / 1,000 hours
Rate of lost-worktime injuries
(Number of lost-worktime accidents per a million hours worked)
NGK Group - 1.00 0.55 0.32 0.34 Per a million hours worked
Rate of occupational disease NGK 0.00 0.11 0.11 0.10 0.00 %
Number of deaths from work-related accidents NGK 0 0 0 1 0 Persons
Acquisition of occupational safety and health management system certification NGK ISO 45001 and JIS Q 45100 - - - 100% 100% %
Manufacturing Group companies in Japan (12) ISO 45001 - - - 58% 100% %
Manufacturing Group companies outside Japan (15) ISO 45001 or OHSAS 18001 - - - 40% 73% %

Health and Productivity Management

Item Scope Category FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Average overtime work per month NGK General employees 24.9 23.7 24.3 25.2 23.7 Hours
Including key personnel 23.7 22.9 23.4 25.2 23.6 Hours
Production divisions 26.7 24.7 25.7 27.3 24.4 Hours
Non-production divisions 22.4 22.3 22.4 24.0 23.2 Hours
Percentage of employees taking stress checks NGK - 91.4 93.4 94.9 95.9 %
Percentage with high stress levels NGK - 9.0 9.7 11.7 10.7 %
Number of employees taking position-based mental care education NGK 558 1,009 567 200 614 Persons

Diversity

Item Scope Category FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Number of new graduate hires NGK Total 154 111 155 143 141 Persons
Men 127 96 122 115 108 Persons
Women 27 15 33 28 33 Persons
Number of mid-career hires NGK Total 200 158 135 115 105 Persons
Men 185 139 121 101 87 Persons
Women 15 19 14 14 18 Persons
Ratio of female employees NGK 12.6 12.7 12.5 12.6 12.8 %
Number of key personnel
(employees in managerial positions)
NGK Total 803 824 865 890 900 Persons
Men 789 808 848 870 874 Persons
Women 14 16 17 20 26 Persons
Ratio of women 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.9 %
Number of key personnel
(employees in managerial positions)
Group companies outside Japan Ratio of women - 15.3 21.0 16.0 20.2 %
Number of female directors NGK - - 1 1 1 Persons
Number of employees with disabilities NGK 56 55 57 62 135 Persons
Hiring rate for persons with disabilities NGK 2.18 2.03 1.90 1.92 2.20 %

Work-life Balance

Item Scope Category FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Paid leave: Number of days used NGK 11.9 12.1 12.2 12.8 14.1 Days
Paid leave: Utilization rate NGK 65.2 67.5 68.7 72.5 77.5 %
Number of childcare leave takers NGK Total 60 51 53 54 94 Persons
Men 11 7 17 27 37 Persons
Women 49 44 36 27 57 Persons
Number of employees utilizing working hour reduction system for childcare NGK 53 57 51 63 64 Persons
Nursing care leave usage NGK Total 0 0 1 1 1 Persons
Men 0 0 1 0 1 Persons
Women 0 0 0 1 0 Persons

Human Resource Development

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Training participant summary
(total participants)
NGK 3,988 4,002 3,889 4,661 4,685 Persons
Average time spent in training annually per employee NGK 21.0 24.8 21.7 21.3 21.4 Hours
Average annual cost of training per full-time employee NGK 7.8 7.0 6.6 6.3 5.3 10 thousand yen

Labor-management Initiatives

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Labor union membership rate NGK 97 89 94 96 97 %

Social Contribution Activity

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Social contribution expenditures  NGK 346 315 300 302 237 Million yen
Number of social contribution programs 9 10 10 10 13 Cases
Number of collaborations with NPOs/NGOs 4 4 4 4 4 Cases

Governance

Board of Directors

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Number of directors NGK 12 13 12 12 13 Persons
Number of outside directors NGK 2 2 3 3 3 Persons
Number of board of directors meeting held NGK 14 13 15 14 14 Times

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Number of audit & supervisory board members NGK 4 4 4 4 4 Persons
Number of outside audit & supervisory board members NGK 2 2 2 2 2 Persons
Number of audit & supervisory board meeting held NGK 14 14 14 14 14 Times

Executive Officer

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Number of executive officers (excluding directors) NGK 13 12 13 15 15 Persons
Men 13 12 13 15 14 Persons
Women 0 0 0 0 1 Persons

Remuneration of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Item Scope Category FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Remuneration of directors and audit & supervisory board members NGK Directors
(excluding outside directors)
618 692 676 570 535 Million yen
Audit & supervisory board members
(excluding outside audit & supervisory board members)
59 59 61 62 59 Million yen
Outside directors and outside audit & supervisory board members 46 52 62 66 66 Million yen

Whistleblowing System

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Number of helpline consultation cases NGK - 17 43 75 55 Cases

Intellectual Property Management

Item Scope FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Unit
Number of national patents of Japan NGK 2,907 3,038 3,191 3,352 3,513 Cases
Number of foreign patents NGK 4,042 4,134 4,186 4,346 4,485 Cases