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2021.07.12

NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS Selected as Constituent of FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index, Representative Indices Focused on ESG, for the First Time

NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (President and Representative Director, CEO: Koki Ando, hereinafter "the Company") announced that the Company has been selected for the first time as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series, which is a world-leading index focused on ESG<sup>*1</sup>, and the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which targets Japanese companies.

The FTSE4Good Index Series is an investment index created by FTSE Russell, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group, in which companies that excel in activities for ESG (Environment, Society, and Governance), which are essential for sustainable growth of society and companies, are selected as its constituents. Meanwhile, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which targets Japanese companies and is selected by FTSE Russell, has been adopted as one of the indices focused on ESG by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
Under the environmental strategy "EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030" and the "CUP NOODLES DO IT NOW!" project, the NISSIN FOODS Group is carrying out various activities aiming to realize a sustainable society. With its activities for climate change, sustainable procurement, respect for human rights, and earning recognition, the Company was selected as a constituent of both indices.
The Company was also selected as a constituent of the DJSI World and the DJSI Asia Pacific*2, as well as the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index and the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, which are other indices focused on ESG and adopted by GPIF.
The NISSIN FOODS Group will continue to aim for a more sustainable society and higher corporate value.

*1 Criteria for investment decisions that evaluate practices of companies in terms of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).
*2 A global index focused on ESG and selected by S&P Dow Jones Indices, a major U.S. credit-rating company.

About the EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030

The EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030 is an environmental strategy that the NISSIN FOODS Group established in April 2020. It consists of the two pillars of "EARTH MATERIAL CHALLENGE" to conserve the environment surrounding the earth's resources and effectively use them, and "GREEN FOOD CHALLENGE" to reduce CO2 emissions from overall business activities of the NISSIN FOODS Group.
[URL] https://www.nissin.com/en_jp/sustainability/feature/efc2030/

About the CUP NOODLE DO IT NOW! project

In this project, the Company will not only prove the good taste but also address various sorts of issues, including food safety and security, environmental, disaster-preparedness, health, social, and labor-environmental issues, through CUP NOODLEs brand and immediately take actions what we should or can do for the future of the earth and people.
[URL] https://www.cupnoodle.jp/doitnow/
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