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Hankook Tire Wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award from Groupe Renault

Hankook Tire has been awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award by Groupe Renault, receiving the highest score in the Purchasing Sustainability sector. The tyre maker will continue its strategy of forming partnerships with global automotive brands based on top tier technology and continuous innovation.

Seoul, Korea / Neu-Isenburg, Germany, July 16, 2018 – Premium tyre maker Hankook received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from global auto brand Groupe Renault at its Supplier Award ceremony.

Groupe Renault holds the Supplier Award ceremony annually to award its global partners for their most notable value. This year, it awarded 12 enterprises in five sectors: Best Service, Design, Innovation, Purchasing sustainability, and Quality.

Hankook Tire was selected as an outstanding company in the Purchasing Sustainability sector. This sector is evaluated on a wide range of factors that are related to corporate social responsibility, including the environment, health and safety, human rights, ethics management and actions against climate, etc. In particular, Hankook Tire received the highest score in social contribution, nominated as Highest Supplier and recognised for its global commitment in sustainable management.

“Hankook Tire will continue to form strategic partnerships with global automotive manufacturers based on global top tier technology and continuous innovation,” said Hyun Jun Cho, Head of OE Division. “Furthermore, we will consistently enhance efforts to resolve environmental and social issues as a sustainability management business.”

In addition to the partnership with Groupe Renault, Hankook Tire is currently supplying OE tyres to approximately 310 models of 45 global vehicle brands based on world-class technology and quality. It is supplying OE tyres among others to luxury and sporty cars such as Audi TT RS4, RS5, BMW 1/3/5 and 7 series, Ford’s Mustang, Mercedes-Benz C and E-Class, premium SUVs such as Audi Q7/SQ7, BMW X5, BMW new X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK, also world’s best-selling vehicles such as Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and high-end brands such as Porsche.

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, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and Ukraine. Hankook products are sold directly through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 22,000 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 30 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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