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Hankook listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World for the seventh time

  • Outstanding ratings for ESG, human rights and supply chain management
  • Hankook achieved its highest score since DJSI World was established
  • Continued focus on sustainability
Hankook listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World for the seventh time

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 19 December 2022 – Further solidifying its environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership, the premium tyre manufacturer Hankook has earned its seventh consecutive listing in the esteemed Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for industry-leading sustainability. This year, the list includes 326 companies worldwide – 12.8% of the top 2,555 global corporations. Hankook is among the leading representatives of the automotive supplier industry.

Hankook was included seven years ago for the first time in DJSI World, the world’s most authoritative sustainability assessment index, as a result of its continuous efforts to strengthen ESG management. This year, the company recorded its highest score since the inception of DJSI, achieving excellent ratings for corporate philanthropy, human rights and supply chain management as well as R&D innovation.

Through eight committees in each of its areas of expertise, Hankook has improved its company-wide ESG standards and strives to maintain a sustainable supply chain. In 2018 the company defined a strategy for a sustainable natural rubber supply. Moreover, the company is a leader in recycling economy practices. In addition, the tyre specialist joined the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) this year and submitted a mid- to long-term greenhouse gas reduction target with the goal of bringing about a 46.2% reduction in production-related CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to 2019. It also aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the supply chain by 27.5%.

The company’s declared objective as a global acting tyre company is to place activities such as corporate philanthropy and environmental management within a systematic framework to achieve global top-tier sustainability management capabilities.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices is the most respected global benchmark for sustainability rating and investment. It lists exemplary companies by comprehensively evaluating corporate management activities in terms of such aspects as financial performance, social contributions, ethical management, and environmental management. The DJSI was jointly developed in 1999 by S&P Dow Jones Indices, the world's largest financial information company, and S&P Global Switzerland SA (formerly SAM), a global sustainability rating agency.

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/street circuits/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 several European countries and sells its products through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide and sells products in over 160 countries. The company has been selected as the technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Generation 3 for the FIA ABB Formula E World Championship, starting 2023.  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.

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Hankook listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World for the seventh time

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