To give a brief outline, this acronym, APTSIS, combines the first letters of the six elements that are essential for our Group to achieve strong sustainable growth. The six elements are: Agility; Principle; Transparency; Sense of Survival; Internationalization; and Safety, Security & Sustainability.

As a result of the fire that broke out at one of our plants in 2007, we are putting more emphasis on safety. We have therefore added the message, "Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group Member will, under a mission to contribute to our Group, strive to provide safety and comfort, be environmentally conscious, and improve human health to win further trust worldwide." The aim of this message is to unite the spirit and energy of the entire Group and produce a good chemistry between society and our Group by clearly showing the working principles that each employee should work under.