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NYK Selected for FTSE4Good Index for 20th Consecutive Year

For the 20th straight year, NYK has been selected as a component of the FTSE4Good Index Series,* benchmark indexes designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) practices.

The FTSE4Good Index is a leading indicator used by investors who place importance on corporate social responsibility and sustainability. As of 2022, the index comprised 1,659 companies worldwide, including 224 Japanese companies.

NYK was also chosen as a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index** for the sixth consecutive year and the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index*** newly adopted in 2022. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is an ESG investment index used by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

In its medium-term management plan "Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green" announced in March 2018, the NYK Group clearly stated its intention to integrate ESG principles with management strategies.

In 2021, NYK issued the "NYK Group ESG Story," which outlines the Group's ESG management and provides concrete initiatives that the Group is pursuing to integrate ESG principles with management strategies. A year later, the “NYK Group ESG Story 2022" was released, detailing one year of progress in ESG management and a sustainable growth strategy for the future.

To continue to be a corporate group that remains essential to society and industry, the NYK Group will promote ESG management. Furthermore, the Group aims to be a sustainable solution provider that creates new value while maximizing profits and achieving social and environmental sustainability over the long term.

Please see the link below for our ESG initiatives.

FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Nippon Yusen Kaisha has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

* FTSE4Good Index Series
The index consists of companies that meet global standards in terms of ESG. It was developed by FTSE Russell, a global index provider that provides benchmarking, analytics, and data for investors worldwide.

** FTSE Blossom Japan Index
An index created by FTSE Russell to measure the performance of Japanese companies having excellent responses to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. In 2017, Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, one of the world’s largest pension funds, selected the FTSE Blossom Japan Index as one of the benchmarks for its ESG investment strategy. Additionally, the index is widely used for sustainable investments and other financial instruments.

*** FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
Newly adopted in 2022, the index is designed to be sector-neutral, reflecting the performance of Japanese companies having relatively superior ESG responses in each sector. To promote the transition to a low-carbon economy, only those companies with particularly high greenhouse gas emissions that are recognized for their efforts to improve their performance based on the TPI Management Quality Score are included in the index.

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