Hitachi Chemical

News Release

September 7, 2016
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.

Selected for the MSCI Global for three consecutive years

Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo; President & CEO:Hisashi Maruyama) was chosen as a constituent member of the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes (MSCI Global), one of the major global socially responsible investment indexes (SRI).

MSCI Global was designed by MSCI of the US. Companies with high ESG ratings relative to sector peers are selected as constituents.

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.

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Leading SRI Indexes featuring
Hitachi Chemical
Location of organization Years featured
Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index*1 (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*2 onwards
Morningstar SRI Index
(Morningstar Japan K.K.)
Japan 2006 onwards
*1
Companies chosen for the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific index have yet to be announced.
*2
Beginning 2014, MSCI has started to notify companies included into the index and is allowing them to announce their selection to the index.