Corporate Social Responsibility

We conduct CSR activities that are promoted by our all employees. Working through food, we fulfill our responsibilities to our stakeholders, such as customers, employees and their families, and society. We aim to be a good partner, connecting and collaborating with people to create smiles in their lives.

CSR is generally said to stand for “Corporate Social Responsibility.” However, our understanding of CSR is not simply activities to fulfil a responsibility - rather we see CSR as an acronym for “Creating Smiles and Relationships” and we promote proactive, positive activities among all our employees.

In regard to our environmental activities, we promote them within our core operations by developing the House Foods Group environmental policies and adopting the ISO14001 environmental management system.

In our social contribution activities, we are promoting activities that contribute to addressing social issues through food. We will contribute to the realization of a better society by establishing and maintaining trust relationships with our stakeholders while seeking to maintain a balance between international society and regional societies.

We are also focusing on diversity, including promoting active participation by women, aiming for a society where everyone, regardless of gender, age and nationality, can feel fulfilled and actively participate.

Inclusion in socially responsible investing (SRI) indices

SRI is criteria used for consideration of equity investment where investment decisions are made based on the verification and assessment of how a company is fulfilling its social responsibility, as well as on financial performance. In recognition of CSR activities through its core businesses, the Group is included in the following SRI indices.

(as of July 31,2017)

The FTSE4Good Index is a series of stock indices designed to promote investment in companies that have met global standards for environment, society and governance.
House Foods Group Inc. has been continuously selected as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index, one of the leading indices of socially responsible investment (SRI), since 2006.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index is established by a global index provider, FTSE Russell. This index is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies which are favorably handling the issues regarding environment, society, and governance (ESG).
FTSE Blossom Japan Index is used for the creation and evaluation of sustainable investment funds and other financial instruments.

The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index is designed to represent the performance of companies that have high ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) performance which are selected from the constituent stocks of the MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index. The Company has been granted an “A” ESG Rating by MSCI INC.

THE INCLUSION OF House Foods Group Inc. IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF House Foods Group Inc. BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES. THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index is the first domestic index based on socially responsible investment. This index is calculated through the indexation of the share prices of 150 companies selected from among roughly 4,000 listed companies in Japan by Morningstar Japan K.K. because of their higher level of sociability.

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