Sustainability

CSR Management

Position on SDGs

The NGK Group is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, which advocates for independent action on the part of companies. We believe that addressing a broad range of social problems through our business activities, while measuring progress against indicators such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN, is an important corporate social responsibility.

Goals Values provided by the NGK Group
End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Creating appropriate employment helps to end poverty

NGK's climate change countermeasures help mitigate natural disasters

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture

The social infrastructure created by NGK products helps secure equal access to work opportunities

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Ceramics for purifying automobile exhaust make exhaust gas clean

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Creating appropriate employment gives people the chance to have equal access to education

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

The social infrastructure created by NGK products helps provide more opportunities for women to enhance their abilities

Securing equal opportunities for women to participate and be leaders in society

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Ceramic membrane filters provide highly safe water

Ceramic membrane filters purify wastewater

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all

Insulators are indispensable to stable power supply

NAS batteries allow stable supply of renewable energy

Ceramics for purifying automobile exhaust make exhaust gas clean, thus enabling clean usage of fossil fuels

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all

Creating appropriate employment and providing employees with a satisfying work environment contributes to economic growth

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation

Ceramics used in electronics make ICT cheap and ubiquitous

Ceramics used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment let the semiconductor industry be the foundation for modern daily life

Metal products are widely used in mobile phones, automobiles, industrial equipment, and other devices that undergird modern life

Reduce inequality within and among countries

We prevent discrimination and take prompt and appropriate action when violations occur

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable

NAS batteries enable innovation in urban energy management for the creation of sustainable cities

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

We efficiently use the natural resources used to make ceramics

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

NAS batteries aid in the fight against climate change by allowing stable supply of renewable energy

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development

Ceramic membrane filters purify wastewater to prevent marine pollution

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

We protect biodiversity on land owned by NGK

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

We comply with the rules and regulations of the countries and regions in which do business, and ensure respect for and strict compliance with international treaties

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

We encourage and promote effective partnerships among governments, corporations, and society as a whole