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July 8, 2022

Selected as a Constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index for the First Time
—For All 5 ESG Index Adopted by GPIF-

Hitachi Transport System, Ltd. (HTS) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a constituent stock of the Japanese stock ESG index "FTSE Blossom Japan Index" for the first time.

The FTSE Blossom Japan Index series is an index developed to identify Japanese companies with high ESG (Environment, Society and Governance) ratings and to measure their performance. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index consists of 229 Japanese stocks with excellent ESG ratings. We believe that our ESG-conscious management, such as to set up CO2 emission reduction targets for decarbonization, and to disclose information corresponding to TCFD, was evaluated.

As a result of this selection, HTS has been selected as a constituent for all 5 ESG indexes of Japanese stocks adopted by Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), which manages Japanese public pensions: "FTSE Blossom Japan Index," "FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index," "MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index," "MSCI Japan Empowering Women Indexes(WIN)" and "S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index."

Under the corporate philosophy “to deliver high-quality services that will help make the world a better place for people and nature for generations to come,” the Hitachi Transport System Group strives to achieve sustainable society by solving issues and creating “values” through various “collaborative innovation.”

ESG indexes adopted by GPIF

■ About the FTSE Blossom Japan Index
ESG index built by FTSE Russell. Using the ESG evaluation scheme of the FTSE4Good Japan Index, it is composed Japanese companies evaluated in excellent with ESG.

■ About the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
ESG index built by FTSE Russell. Within each sector, it is an index that reflects Japanese companies performances that respond ESG well. It is designed as sector neutral.

[Reference] FTSE Blossom Japan Index Series

■ About the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
An ESG comprehensive index built by MSCI based on ESG research. Among the constituent stocks of the MSCI Japan IMI Index, it is composed of companies stocks with relatively high ESG evaluations within each industry.

[Reference] MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

■ About the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index(WIN)
An index built by selecting Japanese companies stocks with high scores in each industry based on the gender diversity score developed by MSCI.

[Reference] MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

■About the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
An index built by S&P Dow Jones Indices based on carbon emission data from Trucost, a pioneer in environmental assessment.The weights of constituent stocks are determined according to the information disclosure status regarding carbon emissions per sales and GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions in each industry group of the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®).

[Reference] S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

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