Sustainability

With People

Human Rights Initiatives

Having established respect for humanity in its Guidelines for Corporate Behavior, the NGK Group uses its intranet, which is available to all domestic Group company employees, to explain and disseminate the United Nations "Universal Declaration of Human Rights"*1 and "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights."*2 Taking the signing of the UN Global Compact in 2015 as an opportunity, NGK has been actively spreading awareness for protecting human rights by holding seminars on the subject.

  • 1: Adopted on December 10, 1948 at the Third United Nations General Assembly Session, this declaration expresses the rights to which all human beings in all nations are inherently entitled (General Assembly Resolution 217 (III)). The formal name is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • 2: Based on the "Report on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Issues" by John Ruggie, UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Business and Human Rights (at that time).
Compliance Education

Eliminating Harassment

When hiring or promoting personnel to key positions, NGK provides these personnel with harassment elimination training.

Harassment Elimination Training

Item FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Sessions held 6 11 6 5 5
Number of participants 203 277 326 350 464