Hankook Tire announced that the company has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World (DJSI World) for the four consecutive year, strengthening its status as one of the most sustainable tire companies in the world.
“It is such a great honor to be included in the DJSI world, the most influential global index for corporate sustainability and investment for the fourth consecutive year,” said Hankook Tire President & CEO Hyun Bum Cho. “I am delighted that our continued efforts to improve sustainability are being recognized in the global society. We will keep our strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and contribute to the sustainable growth of our society.”
Since Hankook Tire enacted specific policies to secure economic, environmental, and social sustainability of natural rubber value chain in 2018, the company has worked with diverse supply chain to improve the quality of life of growers, including human rights, environmental protection, and transparency, and also to improve productivity and the quality of natural rubber. In addition, this year, Hankook Tire was awarded the status of exemplary company at the EU-Korea Emissions Trading Scheme Project, in recognition of its continued efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by operating a dedicated decision-making committee in response to climate change and utilizing internal carbon prices when making internal investment decisions.
The DJSI is the most leading global index that assesses corporate sustainability and investment. It awards certificates to outstanding companies by comprehensively evaluating corporate management activities in various aspects such as financial, environmental, ethical and social influence. It was jointly developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM.