NITTO DENKO GROUP CSR & Annual Report 2012

CSR & Annual Report 20122The Nitto Denko Group presents our CSR & Annual Report, which states our purpose and the contributions that we made to society in fiscal 2011, along with our financial statements detailing our 2011 business performance and the strength of our business. We appreciate your understanding of our activities over the course of 2011.If additional information is required, please refer to our website.The Nitto Denko Group looks forward to your continued patronage and understanding.This report relates to the business activities of the 107 companies of the Nitto Denko Group as of 31 March 2012, of which 97 are consolidated subsidiaries and the remaining 9 consist of non-consolidated subsidiaries (accounted for using the equity method) and affiliated companies. In writing this report, we consulted the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines 2006 issued by the Global Reporting Initiative and used them as a guide for the disclosure of non-financial related information.DisclaimerThis report contains future projections as well as past and present facts related to Nitto Denko Corporation (non-consolidated) and the Nitto Denko Group (consolidated). These statements are based on information at the time of creation and may not be completely accurate at the time of reading. Please be advised that actual business activity results may differ materially from those described in the projections.About Our TrademarksAll logos, product names, and other related names are the trademarks and the registered trademarks of Nitto Denko Corporation and its respective companies in Japan and/or other countries.About Data Related to EnvironmentFigures for the past have been partly changed because the number of group companies covered has increased.CustomersNitto Denko GroupShareholders,individual and institutionalinvestorsAdministrativeagenciesNPO / NGOGlobalenvironmentLocalcommunitiesBusinesspartnersAll Nitto Denko Groupemployees andtheir familiesStakeholders Around UsCorporate Vision“Creation of New Value”Guided by “Open, Fair and Best” as the very basis of our actions, Nitto Denko Group will contribute to people’s daily life and industry’s future with its power to generate innovative and unique ideas.Nitto Denko Group will:•Swiftly create products and services offering new functions that give satisfaction to customers•Honor autonomy and originality to enhance the working environment with the total freedom for the employees to take on challenges•Pursue sound business activities and continually earn shareholders trust through appropriate information disclosures and communications•Always be mindful of corporate social responsibility including sustainability and community relationsGuiding PrinciplesWith the pride and resolve of a Nitto Denko Group employee, we will always act with integrity in accordance with “Open, Fair and Best”.We will:1.Provide our customers with the highest quality in products and services2.Place safety before everything else3.Always act with a challenging spirit4.Conduct ourselves with good sense, guided by laws and ethics5.Keep in mind to help protect the global environment and conserve resourcesIntroduction