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Hankook listed by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World for the sixth consecutive year
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Hankook listed by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World for the sixth consecutive year

Tyre maker Hankook has been recognised for its commitment to sustainable practices especially in areas of social contribution and supply chain management. It will continue to focus on leveraging sustainability as a key value for growth and industry leadership.

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 24. November 2021 – Global leading tyre maker Hankook has been recognised as the best-in-class sustainability leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World for the sixth consecutive year. The DJSI serves as a benchmark for assessing a company's sustainability and captures the performance of leading global companies in terms of their economic, environmental, and social impact. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are created in conjunction with RobecoSAM, a Zurich-based investment specialist that conducts detailed sustainability research on thousands of global market capitalisation leaders.

This year’s DJSI World list included 322 companies, which accounts for 12.7 percent among the top 2,544 companies worldwide. Hankook represents on the list the auto components industry. This prestigious position underlines the tyre manufacturer's continued focus on ESG (Environment, Social, Corporate Governance) factors and its pioneering role in the industry. In particular, the company is recognised in areas of social contribution and supply chain management.
 
Hankook has been continuously working on improving the company-wide sustainable practices further by sharing its vision with all executives and employees throughout eight different fields of expertise. In 2018, Hankook began to further accelerate its ESG management by conducting sustainable natural rubber policies and E-Circle declarations. In 2021, the company has not only set up an ESG committee within the board of directors, but has also updated its sustainable rubber policy in alignment with the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) policy framework.

Based on self-imposed goals and in cooperation with various stakeholders, the tyre manufacturer carries out numerous activities that have a positive impact on society. For example, Hankook has been donating to support the mobility of social welfare institutions for years. 

Hankook was first recognised by the DJSI in 2011 and more recently has been on the list for the past six years starting from 2016.

Hankook continues to focus on further developing its sustainability management to ensure growth and leadership in the future. Hankook will continue to drive social contribution and implement environment-friendly management practices, supported by healthy business performance.

Hankook Tire manufactures globally innovative, award winning radial tyres of proven superior quality for passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, RVs, trucks, and buses as well as motorsports (circuit racing/rallies).

Aspiring to bring consumers the utmost excellence in product quality, technological excellence and driving satisfaction, Hankook Tire continuously invests in research and development maintaining five R&D centres and eight production facilities around the world. Bespoke tyre solutions for the European markets as well as European Original Equipment according to the requirements of leading premium car manufacturers, are developed in the company’s regional Technical Centre in Hanover/Germany. Production for the European region is taking place in the state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Rácalmás/Hungary which was inaugurated in June 2007 and is continuously being expanded. Currently around 3,000 employees produce up to 19 million tyres a year for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks.

Hankook Tire’s European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The manufacturer operates further branches in Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and Ukraine. Hankook products are sold directly through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide and are selling their products in over 180 countries. Internationally leading car manufacturers rely on tyres made by Hankook for their original equipment. Approximately 34 percent of the company's global sales are generated within the European and CIS-Region. Hankook Tire has been represented in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index World (DJSI World) since 2016.

For more information please visit www.hankooktire-mediacenter.com or www.hankooktire.com


Hankook Tire Europe GmbH | Corporate Communications Europe/CIS | Siemensstr. 14, 63263 Neu-Isenburg | Germany

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