Consistent ESG performance recognized with selection every year since index’s launch in 2012

Tokyo – June 22, 2020 – Toppan Printing (Toppan) (TSE:7911), a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has been included in the 2020 Sompo Sustainability Index, marking consecutive selection for nine years since the index was launched by Sompo Asset Management in 2012.

The Sompo Sustainability Index is composed of around 300 companies demonstrating outstanding performance in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) dimensions. The index informs Sompo Asset Management’s long-term, buy and hold investment-focused products, which are used by a large number of pension funds and institutional investors. The products aim to help investors build their asset portfolios through assessment of enterprise value from a long-term perspective that goes beyond financial indicators to identify and take into account such factors as management quality and latent risks.

Toppan’s repeated selection to the index is based on recognition of its overall ESG performance, leading to long-term enterprise value. It adds to inclusion in a number of the world’s leading socially responsible investing indexes, including the DJSI World Index and Asia Pacific Index, the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes, and the FTSE4Good Index.

“We are very pleased that our ESG initiatives have continued to be recognized by Sompo Asset Management,” said Fumie Ikeda, General Manager of Sustainability Promotion at Toppan. “We engage in a wide range of sustainability-related activities and incorporate the principles of the UN Global Compact, ISO 26000, and the Sustainable Development Goals into our approach to providing solutions to society as a whole. This commitment is expressed further by the TOPPAN SDGs STATEMENT published last year and we will continue to bolster our efforts to shape a sustainable society and generate value for all stakeholders.”

About Sompo Asset Management

Established in 1986, Sompo Asset Management is a leading asset manager of Japanese assets in the Sompo Group. Under a consistent investment philosophy, it has employed the proprietary Yasuda-Kasai Equity Valuation System (YES) model for over 20 years and successfully achieved stable excess returns.
As a pioneer in socially responsible investment (SRI), Sompo Asset Management is committed to SRI in consideration of environmental, social and governance factors.
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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.

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