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SDK Publishes "CSR Report 2007"

Showa Denko K.K.
August 2, 2007

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has published a report detailing its wide-ranging activities based on the principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The 56-page “CSR Report 2007” (A4 size, printed in color) explains how the Showa Denko Group is globally strengthening its ties with various stakeholders, while contributing to environmental protection and safety.

Specifically, the Report elaborates on the following topics:

1. Improvement of production skills through “SPS (Showa Denko Production System) Innovation” initiative

The Report provides examples of how respective operation sites are working to optimize their production system in terms of safety, product quality, cost, delivery, inventory control, and productivity.

2. Relationship with community residents and children

The Report explains respective operation sites’ efforts to strengthen their ties with local communities. Examples include invitation to plant tours and disaster-prevention drills, dispatch of Group employees to local elementary and junior high schools to conduct chemistry experiment classes, and opening of the Corporate R&D Center to residents.

3. Environmental and safety efforts

The Report provides data on the Group’s environmental and safety efforts. To address such issues as climate change and resource conservation, the Group is striving to reduce greenhouse gas emission and develop advanced energy- and resource-saving technologies. By reviewing and optimizing production processes and remodeling facilities, the Group reduced its energy consumption by basic energy unit in 2006 to 76% of the 1990 figure. The Group also took various measures to reduce its greenhouse gas emission in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol.

This year, SDK is going to publish a Chinese version of the CSR Report in addition to Japanese and English versions. The English version will be published by the end of this month and the Chinese version next month. Our CSR Report can be viewed on our website (http://www.sdk.co.jp).

The Group is aiming to fulfill its social responsibility by enhancing corporate value and meeting all stakeholders’ expectations. All members of the Group will continue to work hard, through these CSR activities, to earn the full trust and confidence of the market and society.

For further information, contact:
IR & PR Office (Phone: 81-3-5470-3235)