February 22, 2021
TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) has been recognized as a Leaderboard company, receiving an A ranking, in global environmental non-profit CDP's Supplier Engagement Rating 2020. CDP works on environmental issues such as climate change. The CDP also placed TDK on its 'A List' (companies receiving an A ranking) for focusing on water security, which was announced in last December.
In the Supplier Engagement Rating, the answers provided to the CDP Climate Change Program are used to evaluate the companies by items related to governance, targets, estimation of greenhouse gas emissions in their corporate value chain (SCOPE3), and supply chain engagement. TDK was praised because it promotes environmental activities working with suppliers and discloses SCOPE3 emissions.
CDP is a non-profit that drives companies to engage in environmental issues such as climate change, water security resources protection, and forest preservation and to disclose information, based on requests from global institutional investors who are very interested in environmental issues. In 2020, over 9,600 companies representing over 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through the CDP. Of the over 5,800 companies that were rated by the CDP, approx. 400 companies were selected for the Leaderboard. Inclusion on this list demonstrates that a company is proactively working with their suppliers to ensure that sustainability is present in every part of their value chain. In addition, TDK has received an “A-“ranking in the climate change category.
TDK has established the TDK Environmental Charter, consisting of the Basic Principle on the Environment and the Basic Policy on the Environment, which make up the entire group's environment policy aimed at contributing to the sustainable development of society. In line with the Charter, TDK formulated its Environmental Vision and Environmental Action Plan as a fundamental framework for implementing specific environmental activities and initiatives. To pass on a healthier global environment to the next generation, TDK aspires to lead society as it carries out environmental protection activities quickly and effectively with special consideration for climate change and biodiversity. For its supplier engagement initiative in particular, under TDK's purchasing principle "Global Partnership Purchasing," TDK has created "TDK Green Procurement Standard” to work together with suppliers to enhance environmental activities, such as checking suppliers' environmental activities and providing feedbacks on the results.
Based on its values, TDK will continue working to resolve social issues through its business. By fully utilizing TDK’s proprietary core technologies and solutions, we will advance the development of a sustainable society and champion well-being for all people.
The full list of companies that made this year’s Leaderboard is available at this link, along with other publicly available company scores:
About TDK Corporation
TDK Corporation is a world leader in electronic solutions for the smart society based in Tokyo, Japan. Built on a foundation of material sciences mastery, TDK welcomes societal transformation by resolutely remaining at the forefront of technological evolution and deliberately "Attracting Tomorrow." It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's comprehensive, innovation-driven portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, as well as magnetics, high-frequency, and piezo and protection devices. The product spectrum also includes sensors and sensor systems such as temperature and pressure, magnetic, and MEMS sensors. In addition, TDK provides power supplies and energy devices, magnetic heads and more. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda. TDK focuses on demanding markets in automotive, industrial and consumer electronics, and information and communication technology. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2020, TDK posted total sales of USD 12.5 billion and employed about 107,000 people worldwide.
CDP is a global non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$106 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 9,600 companies with over 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2020. This is in addition to the hundreds of cities, states and regions who disclosed, making CDP's platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Visit https://cdp.net/en or follow us @CDP to find out more.
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|Japan||Mr. Yoichi OSUGA||TDK Corporation
|ASEAN||Ms. Jiang MAN
Ms. Pei Lu LEE
|TDK Singapore (Pte) Ltd.
|+65 6273 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Greater China||Ms. Clover XU||TDK China Co., Ltd.
|+86 21 email@example.com|
|Europe||Mr. Frank TRAMPNAU||TDK Management Services GmbH
|+49 211 9077 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|America||Ms. Sara M. LAMBETH||TDK Corporation of America
Irving, TX, USA