SEOUL, Korea, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hankook Tire announced that the company has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI World) for the third consecutive year, strengthening its status as one of the most sustainable tire companies in the world.
Among 2,521 companies in the auto components industry subjected to DJSI's assessment, Hankook Tire ranked as one of the most outstanding companies for three consecutive years. Hankook Tire scored high marks in the areas of environmental policy & management system, supply chain management, and corporate citizenship and philanthropy. In codes of business conduct, Hankook Tire has shown a great advancement. All in all, Hankook Tire has performed outstandingly in all three dimensions of economic, environmental and social.
Company-wide proactive and continuous CSR activities seem to have resulted in such a feat. Hankook Tire has been setting challenging goals and collaborating with various stakeholders around the world to leave a positive mark on society.
In 2018, Hankook Tire established a mid-to-long-term roadmap for research focused on sustainability – Renewable, Recycling, Reusable and Reducing – for environmental improvement. The ultimate goal of this roadmap is to develop tires made entirely of sustainable raw materials by 2045. In addition, since the end of 2017, Hankook Tire has been working toward improving natural rubber sustainability in the entire value chain including farmers, traders, and processors. It has been collaborating with the global tire industry, renowned consultants, NGOs, natural rubber suppliers and producers, and core customers to establish Hankook Tire's own Natural Rubber Sustainability (NRS) policy. The company is also striving to create a safer and healthier workplace environment by establishing a pre-filtering process for internationally regulated and highly concerned chemicals.
"Being included in the DJSI World for the third consecutive year is a great honor itself, but also proves Hankook Tire is heading the right way with its sustainability efforts," said Hyun Bum Cho, President & CEO of Hankook Tire. "We fully recognize that surviving in this fast changing environment as a global top tier company requires improved performance in all dimensions: economic, environmental and social. Moving forward, Hankook Tire will continue to innovate both in and out of the company to drive positive growth in each and every part of the world."
The DJSI is the most influential global index that assesses corporate sustainabilty and investment. It tracks all corporate aspects including financial, environmental, and social influence. It was jointly developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM. The DJSI is composed of sustainability leaders in each industry group as identified through a corporate sustainability assessment.
Additionally, in July, Hankook Tire received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from global auto brand Groupe Renault at its 2018 Supplier Award ceremony.
About Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.
Hankook Tire (President & CEO Hyun Bum Cho) is dedicated to leading the industry in innovation with its proven technological excellence. It offers award-winning products through five R&D centers and eight production facilities around the world. It is also committed to actively investing in the expansion of its core capabilities, allowing the company to deliver consumers the utmost in driving satisfaction. Hankook Tire produces superior quality, high performance radial tires for passenger cars, 4x4s, SUVs, light trucks, campers, trucks, buses and motorsport vehicles. It currently employs approximately 22,000 people around the world, and its products are available in over 180 countries. It has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI World) for two consecutive years since 2016.
About Hankook Tire America Corp. Hankook Tire America Corp. is a growing leader in the U.S. tire market, leveraging investments in technology, manufacturing and marketing to deliver high-quality, reliable products that are safer for consumers and the environment. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hankook America markets and distributes a complete line of high-performance and ultra-high-performance passenger tires, light truck and SUV tires as well as medium truck and bus tires in the United States. Hankook Tire America is a subsidiary of Hankook Tire Co., Ltd., a Forbes Global 2000 company headquartered in Seoul, Korea, and led by President and CEO Hyun Bum Cho.