Excellent Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices acknowledged by leading global indexes

Tokyo –July 4, 2019 – Toppan Printing (Toppan) (TSE:7911), a global leader in communication, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has been selected for the second consecutive year in the FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index.  The company has also been included in the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes and MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) for two years in a row.

Continued selection in these indexes adds to Toppan’s inclusion in several other leading ESG investment indexes, including the DJSI World Index and the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index. It also means that Toppan features on three ESG investment-related indexes selected and used by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), one of the world’s largest pension administrators.

Toppan aligns its activities with the United Nations Global Compact, the Sustainable Development Goals and the core subjects set out by ISO 26000. The company has identified healthcare, education, urban space, energy, and food resources, among others, as fields in which it can address the challenges faced by society and contribute to sustainable growth.

“Inclusion in the FTSE and MSCI indexes demonstrates Toppan’s commitment to continuous improvement of ESG performance and the promotion of gender diversity,” said Shikiko Kasahara, General Manager of Sustainability Promotion at Toppan. “We believe that it is vital to work with all stakeholders to create long-term value for a sustainable society by fully addressing environmental, social, and governance issues and incorporating solutions to them into our business practices as well as the products and services we offer.”

About FTSE4Good Index Series

The FTSE4Good Global Index is a series of stock price indices developed by FTSE Russell. FTSE Russell surveys the world’s leading companies for environmental, social, and governance performance, including labor standards in the supply chain. Companies meeting the criteria stipulated by FTSE Russell are included in the index after being evaluated for sustainability.


About FTSE Blossom Japan Index

The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The index is constructed so that industry weights align with the Japanese equity market and uses the globally established FTSE4Good Index Inclusion Rules which are drawn from existing international standards including the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This index has been adopted as a passive operating benchmark for the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan.


About MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

The MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes target companies that have the highest environmental, social and governance (ESG) rated performance in each sector of the parent index. The indexes target a 50% sector representation vs. the parent index, aiming to include companies with the highest MSCI ESG Ratings in each sector. The index suite utilizes MSCI’s award winning ESG Research and ESG Ratings to identify companies that have demonstrated an ability to manage their ESG risks and opportunities and are therefore eligible for inclusion.


About MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index

The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) is an investment index of Japanese companies spearheading the promotion of gender diversity. The Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan uses the index to assess the environmental, social, and governance performance of Japanese companies.


About Toppan

Toppan is a leading global provider of integrated solutions in the fields of printing, communications, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics. Serving customers in every sector of business and industry, Toppan’s global team of more than 50,000 employees offers optimal solutions enabled by industry-leading expertise and technologies to address the diverse challenges that businesses and society face in today’s rapidly changing market.
For more information, visit https://www.toppan.com/en/ or follow Toppan on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/toppan-printing/.

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