Sustainability Award 2017

February 1, 2017


Bronze Class Sustainability Award 2017 from RobecoSAM


Nagoya, February 1, 2017 ―NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. (Chairman, President and CEO: Shinichi Odo, Headquarters: Nagoya, hereafter NGK SPARK PLUG) is pleased to announce that it has received the Bronze Class Sustainability Award 2017 for the first time from RobecoSAM, a globally famous rating company in the field of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)(1).

  • About Sustainability Award 2017

The sustainability Award refers to the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating by RobecoSAM, inviting over 3,400 world’s largest companies each year to participate in the rating. RobecoSAM evaluates the sustainability of many companies from the perspective of economy, environment, and society; it selects outstanding companies and classifies them into Gold, Silver, and Bronze Classes. In 2017, 77 companies (including 3 Japanese companies) are selected as Gold Class companies; 82 (including 4 Japanese companies), Silver Class; and 105 (including 18 Japanese companies), Bronze Class.

  • About RobecoSAM

RobecoSAM is a globally famous Swiss-based investment specialist in the field of SRI. It offers asset management, indices, impact analysis and investing, sustainability assessments, and benchmarking services. Moreover, together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, a globally famous company that produces financial condition indexes, RobecoSAM publishes the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)―one of the SRI indexes.


NGK SPARK PLUG is marking various efforts by defining CSR as “meeting stakeholder expectations and needs through our business to make stakeholders happy.” This year, NGK SPARK PLUG was selected as a Bronze Class company because it has achieved a higher score than that for the last year, especially in terms of environment and society.

To deliver the “Real Value” to all stakeholders, we will make continuous efforts to contribute to the sustainable development of societies while fulfilling social responsibility from a global perspective.


Note 1: Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) refers to all financial investment practices based not only on financial aspects but also on ethical, environmental, and employment related concerns.



NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD., headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, is a comprehensive ceramics processing manufacturer. We hold a world leading share of spark plugs and automotive sensors for internal combustion engines and also offer a broad lineup of semiconductor packages, cutting tools, bio ceramics and industrial ceramics. Our global network of sales and manufacturing organizations with over 14,000 employees offer value creation to the world. We are now contributing to a sustainable society by developing products related to the environment energy, next generation vehicles and the medical field. The company’s belief is to embrace the challenge of new era under the catch-phrase of “manufacturing only one and number one product”.


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