DNP Included in FTSE4 Good Global Index for 16th Consecutive Year

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) is pleased to announce that the Company has been selected as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Global Index (FTSE4Good Global) for the 16th consecutive year. FTSE4Good Global is a globally influential SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) index.

DNP Evaluation

FTSE4Good Global is an equity index operated by FTSE Russell, a wholly owned subsidiary of the London Stock exchange Group. The index is made up of constituent companies, selected from approximately 2,500 major global corporations, which fulfill Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-related criteria. As of June 2016, 823 companies from around the world, including 160 Japanese companies, have been selected as constituents.

DNP is a constituent of the Commercial Services & Supplies Industry, one of 59 Industry-based sections. Apart from obtaining the highest evaluation in the Environmental area, the Company was also selected on the basis of its serious commitment to global social issues, such as enhanced activities targeting responsible procurement throughout the supply chain, and grasp of human rights and labor-related risks and challenges.

DNP Included in Six SRI Indexes

DNP is engaged in providing new values designed to resolve social challenges, and has developed a strong reputation both in Japan and overseas as a company operating a business that paves the way for sustainable development. Apart from inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global for the 16th consecutive year, the Company has also been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices in US and Switzerland, ETHIBEL Investment Register of Belgium, the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes of the US, Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index of Japan, and the CDP The Climate A List 2015, of the UK.

DNP CSR Activities

DNP has positioned Knowledge and Communication, Food and Healthcare, Lifestyle and Mobility, and the Environment and Energy as business growth areas, and is engaged in the creation of new values. In the area of the Environment and Energy the Company is promoting the development of a variety of goods and services targeting the realization of a society capable of achieving both economic growth and the conservation of the global environment. One example is "DNP Lighting Film" that takes in light from a window and effectively reflects and disperses it to areas such as the ceiling, in order to brighten the entire room. Apart from endeavoring to expand sales of lithium ion battery pouches, where DNP maintains a significant market share, the Company is also focused on the development of environmentally-friendly goods and services leading to resource and energy saving, along with the conservation of bio-diversity.

DNP is vigorously engaged in fulfilling CSR activities, in particular emphasizing the following three core responsibilities among others:

Value Creation to contribute to social development  

Integrity in Conduct to undertake the process of Value Creation in a fair and equitable manner

Transparency (Accountability).

Going forward, DNP aims to be a company worthy of the trust of all stakeholders on a constant basis, and while promoting improvement activities on an ongoing basis, will contribute to the development of a sustainable society as well as achieve its corporate growth.

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