ESG Management

Position on SDGs

Ever since its foundation, the NGK Group has pursued business in the energy, ecology, and electronics sectors in efforts to keep nature’s air and water clean and thus help people live a comfortable, healthy life. Many of our technologies and products contribute to the SDGs, and we will continue to provide new value by leveraging our unique ceramic technology towards the realization of a sustainable society.

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
  • High-output, high-efficiency semiconductor lasers using gallium nitride (GaN) wafers are a substitute for ultra-high-pressure mercury lamps, thus contributing to less use of mercury
  • Micro-lenses are increasingly used instead of mercury in UV LED light sources for applications such as the sterilization of water and air, thus contributing to less use of mercury
  • 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
  • Thin lithium-ion rechargeable batteries provide power for the new IoT generation
  • 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-related 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