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Hankook  listed in DJSI World for the fifth consecutive year
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Hankook listed in DJSI World for the fifth consecutive year

Tyre maker Hankook is again featured in the world-renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index World. The DJSI World recognises Hankook’s sustainability management commitment, especially in the areas of Social Contribution and Supply Chain Management. Hankook has been included in the DJSI World since 2016, and is the only Asian company in the automotive supply industry to have been recognised in 2020.

Seoul, Korea / Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 25th November 2020 – Premium tyre maker Hankook is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World for the fifth consecutive year. The DJSI tracks the stock performance of the world’s leading companies in terms of economic, environmental, and social criteria. The indices then serve as a benchmark for evaluating a company’s sustainability. The DJSI World is composed of corporate leaders in global sustainability and represents the top 10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on long-term economic and ESG-factors (Environment, Social, Corporate Governance).

This year’s DJSI World list included 323 companies, representing 12.7% of the top 2,540 global corporations. 17 Korean companies are featured, with Hankook being the only Asian-based company in the automotive supply industry. It is the fifth consecutive year that Hankook has been selected in the index, demonstrating the tyre maker’s consistent world-class expertise in sustainable management and its pioneering role in leading the industry into the future.

This year, the DJSI World honours Hankook’s excellence in the areas of social contribution and supply chain management. Hankook has set up seven specialised CSR committees to share its sustainability vision with all employees, to further improve its CSR initiatives on a company-wide level. In addition, the company encourages each committee to set the bar high and collaborate with various stakeholders to carry out CSR activities which can have a significant impact on society.

One of the CSR projects that Hankook has launched aims to protect endangered species in the Daejeon province (location of R&D and production in Korea) supporting biodiversity management and ecosystem restoration. The tyre maker also demonstrates its commitment to supporting  local communities by providing housing and social support for vulnerable families.

Hankook also adopted specific policies in 2018 to ensure economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the natural rubber value chain. The company works closely with stakeholders along the supply chain to improve the living and working conditions of farmers. Hankook also guarantees the productivity and quality of natural rubber to fuel progress towards human rights and environmental protection as well as to improve transparency.

In addition to the efforts recognised by the DJSI World, Hankook received the gold medal at the 2020 Galaxy Awards in the category “Annual Reports – Online” for its CSR Report 2019-20. The Galaxy Awards are an international marketing competition organised by U.S. based MerComm Inc. and honour excellence in marketing communications. 

As one of the world-leading tyre companies, Hankook plans to expand its expertise in the field of sustainability management to a global top-level to secure growth and its leadership position in the future by systemically driving social contribution and implementing environment-friendly management.

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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