Hitachi Chemical

News Release

August 24, 2016
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.

Selected for the FTSE4Good for 13 consecutive years

Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo; President & CEO:Hisashi Maruyama) was chosen as a constituent member of the FTSE4Good Index Series (FTSE4Good),one of the 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 13 years in a row since 2004.

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

To achieve sustainable development supported by the trust of stakeholders, businesses must fulfill their corporate social responsibility. Driven by our selection to this SRI index, 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.

Reference

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

*Companies chosen for the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific index have yet to be announced.