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.”
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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.
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