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JSR included in Socially Responsible Investment benchmark index:

CSR  06/07/2010
TOKYO - 7 June 2010 - JSR Corporation (President: Mitsunobu Koshiba) has been included in the "FTSE4 Good Index Series", an index that measures Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), *1 for seven consecutive years.

The "FTSE4Good Series Index" is an index of the UK's FTSE Group, an investing company jointly owned by The Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange. As a benchmark to measure SRI, this index is an important standard for investment choice by worldwide investors with an interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The "FTSE4Good Series Index" is an original standard by the FTSE, targeting approximately 2,400 listed companies in 24 countries around the world. Companies are evaluated based on a number of aspects such as human rights, supply chains and the environment, and companies are included in the index if these criteria are met. As of 31 May 2010, the number of companies included in the index was 845 in 23 countries around the world, of which 184 companies are Japanese firms.

The JSR Group believes that it should implement CSR and under the CSR Committee, corporate ethics activities, responsible care, risk management and social contribution activities are promoted. In particular, as a member of the chemical industry, JSR considers the environment and safety to be important tasks of basic management, and endeavors to raise this level across the company as a whole. JSR will continue to undertake business activities which consider the environment and human rights, as well as act with integrity as a good corporate citizen, living up to the public's trust.

*1 Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)
A recent trend is seen in placing importance on CSR. When investing in stocks, in addition to the investment standard of financial information, whether a company meets social responsibility criteria such as the environment, ethics and human rights are aspects used as an important investment standard.

(The FTSE4Good Index Series logo mark)