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JSR Recognized Again as a Socially Responsible Company Meeting the FTSE4Good Index Criteria

CSR  04/24/2013
Tokyo, Japan, April 24, 2013 – We are pleased to announce that JSR Corporation (headed by President Mitsunobu Koshiba) has been selected again, for the tenth consecutive year, to be included in the FTSE4Good Index, a well-known stock market index for objectively measuring the performance of companies that meet globally recognized standards of corporate responsibility (“socially responsible investing” index*).

The FTSE4Good Index Series, established by the UK-based FTSE Group, is widely used by investors around the world as one of the important corporate social responsibility (CSR) indices for assessing and choosing responsible investment products. The aim of this Index Series is to encourage investors to choose and invest in companies that fulfill social responsibility such as commitments to the global environment and human rights. As of April 16, 2013, a total of 722 companies worldwide are on the FTSE4Good Index, including 179 Japanese companies.

JSR’s efforts to develop CSR commitments have been highly evaluated by market specialists inside and outside Japan, as proven by the fact that JSR is currently included in the internationally renowned “Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index,” “Ethibel Pioneer & Excellence Labels,” as well as in the “Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index,” which is a well-known stock market index in Japan.

JSR Corporation continues to ensure its fulfillment of social responsibility through environmental stewardship, commitments to human rights protection, and more, while making efforts to maintain people’s trust as an honest and good member of society.

* Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investing seeks both financial return and social good, and thus emphasizes companies’ fulfillment of social responsibility such as environmental stewardship, observation of business ethics, human rights and dedication to society and local communities. With the growing tendency in society to emphasize corporate social responsibility, this investment strategy draws more and more attention.