Hitachi Chemical

News Release

JuLy 23, 2015
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.

Selected for the FTSE4Good and the MSCI Global

Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo; President & CEO: Kazuyuki Tanaka) was chosen as a constituent member of the FTSE4Good Index Series (FTSE4Good) and the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes (MSCI Global), which are both major global socially responsible investment indexes (SRI).

FTSE4Good is an index launched by the FTSE Group, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of London Stock Exchange. It is constituted by the enterprises which satisfy the global standard(GRI guideline*) regarding environment, social and governance. Hitachi Chemical has been selected for 12 years in a row since 2004.

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It provides reporting principle, standard disclosure items and implementation manual for organizations to make their sustainability reports.

MSCI Global was designed by MSCI of the US. Companies with high ESG ratings relative to sector peers are selected as constituents. Until this year, companies chosen for the index were undisclosed; however, beginning 2014, MSCI has started to notify companies included into the index and is allowing them to announce their selection to the index.

To achieve sustainable development supported by the trust of stakeholders, businesses must fulfill their corporate social responsibility. Driven by our selection to these two SRI indexes, we aim to further fortify areas such as compliance (both legal and ethical), corporate governance, environmental preservation and social contribution activities. In addition, we plan to contribute to the achievement of a prosperous and energetic society through our business activities and the development of new products.

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Leading SRI Indexes featuring Hitachi Chemical Location of organization Years featured
Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (RobecoSAM Group) Switzerland 2005, 2006,
and 2009 onwards
FTSE4Good Global Index Series
(FTSE Group)
U.K. Since 2004
MSCI Global Sustainability Index
(MSCI Inc.)
US 2014 onwards (publicized)
Morningstar SRI Index
(Morningstar Japan K.K.)
Japan 2006 onwards