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JSR participates in TABLE FOR TWO (TFT)
~ Implementing social contribution activities at the JSR Group ~

CSR  02/22/2010
TOKYO - 22 February 2010 - JSR Corporation (President: Mitsunobu Koshiba) has announced that it has introduced TABLE FOR TWO (TFT) at its Tokyo headquarters and staff cafeteria at its main production facility, the Yokkaichi Plant. TFT is a program that supports school meals for children in developing countries. As part of JSR's commitment to CSR activities, the TFT program was introduced on February 1 this year.

TABLE FOR TWO is a social contribution movement initiated in Japan to simultaneously address hunger in the developing world, and obesity and other lifestyle related diseases in the developed world. Within a world population of 6.7 billion, one billion suffer from hunger, while another billion suffers from obesity and other lifestyle related diseases, caused by diet. TFT was established in order to address this grave imbalance, and the organization has now spread to the USA. With a purchase of a TFT meal (the meal must be a healthy with the total number of calories being approximately 730kcal); 20 yen per meal is donated to TFT, which provides one school meal for a child in a developing country. Agreeing with this philosophy, JSR's Tokyo headquarters have collaborated with a lunch delivery service to prepare TFT lunches, and at the Yokkaichi Plant, a special lunch menu has been created at the staff cafeteria.

As a global organization, the JSR Group aims to contribute to the resolution of a wide range of social challenges, based on its "Basic Approach to Social Contribution" established in February 2009. Besides the TFT program, JSR has implemented a wide variety of programs. Given the high level of interest toward social contribution activities by its employees, JSR introduced a volunteer leave system last year and is also in the midst of introducing initiatives to promote the spontaneous participation of such activities by its employees.

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The JSR Group's Basic Approach to Social Contribution
+ Our Corporate Philosophy dictates that we make a contribution to society through our business activities. Further, we are actively engaged in providing solutions to societal demands and issues as a responsible member of society.
+ We are continuously engaged in positive social contribution activities, capitalizing on our "chemical/technological" knowledge and skills that form the core of the JSR Group's business.
+ Every employee is a point of contact between the Company and society. We actively support our employees in their voluntary participation in social contribution activities.
The JSR Group's main approaches to social contribution activities
1. "Taking Science Lectures on the Road" at junior high schools
A major challenge facing Japanese society today is our children's waning interest in science. In response, JSR is working with local Board of Educations to conduct science classes at junior high schools. This year, the program was implemented at Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture and Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Students are taught that all matter is made up of molecules and that properties of a substance differ depending on the way in which these molecules are joined together. They also learn that everyday items around them consist of materials which contain molecules joined together in a variety of combinations. In order for children to become more interested in science, students are given explanations with teaching materials and experiments that are not available as part of the usual school curriculum.
2. Environmental education at elementary schools
In the Yokkaichi district, environmental education classes called the "Yokkaichi Kid's CO2 Reduction Challenge" are held at elementary schools in Yokkaichi City.
3. Summer training program for teaching staff
In co-operation with the Yokkaichi City Board of Education, a training course was held for 28 elementary and junior high school teachers on 25 August 2009. The aim of the course was for teachers to utilize the skills obtained and apply them to their own classes, and consisted of lectures and visits to the Yokkaichi Plant and Research Laboratories. Feedback from participating teachers included comments such as "take back to the classroom what was acquired during the program" and "gained ideas to create teaching materials". JSR will continue with this initiative.
4. "Ecocap Movement"
Since April 2009, JSR has been implementing the "Ecocap Movement" at each of its businesses. This movement involves collecting used plastic bottle caps (which are usually incinerated as trash), selling them to recyclers and donating the profits from the sales to children in developing countries to fund vaccine procurement. Plastic bottle caps are made of polypropylene, whereas plastic bottles are made of PET (polyethylene terephthalate), meaning that they cannot be recycled when thrown away together. The "Ecocap Movement" is also effective in encouraging consumers to separate plastic bottles from their caps.
5. Blood donation campaign
In co-operation with the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS), JSR regularly conducts blood donation activities at its plant districts. In December 2009, blood donations were taken for the first time at the Group's Tokyo headquarters. Blood supplies are particularly low during December, prompting many employees to become donors. JSR's generous donations were recognized and appreciated by the JRCS. This campaign will also be continued.
6. Foreign coin donations
This activity involves collecting foreign currencies (coins and notes) left over from overseas travel such as business trips and holidays abroad. Donations go toward aiding support programs for the world's children through the Japan Committee for UNICEF. For example, a $10 donation provides 108 polio vaccinations or the same amount is enough to provide 125 exercise books. This initiative began at each of the Group's businesses in September 2009.
7. Main activities at each of the Group's plants
JSR is making efforts to conserve the local environment by regularly conducting cleanup activities in the surrounding areas of the Yokkaichi, Chiba and Kashima Plants. In addition, programs to interact with the locals have also been implemented at the Yokkaichi Plant, such as plant inspection tours and participation in "Harmony Festa", an exchange event. Similarly at the Chiba Plant, activities such as plant tours are undertaken each year, as well as participation in the "Anegasaki Industrial Festival".
8. An example from one of our overseas offices
A number of activities have also been implemented at our overseas offices, based on the situation of the local area. Below is just one example:
"ik Kyoto project"
Located in Belgium, JSR Micro N.V. encourages its employees to commute to work without the use of a car. A free breakfast is provided to staff members who ride a bicycle or car pool to work; a system which supports both the promotion of good health for its employees, as well as contributing to the prevention of global warming.
The project (ik Kyoto) is named after the Kyoto Protocol, and was initiated by a local government in Belgium.