Tokyo – July 22, 2020 – Toppan Printing (Toppan) (TSE:7911), a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has again been recognized for excellence in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance with inclusion in the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes, MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), FTSE4Good Index Series, and FTSE Blossom Japan Index.
This marks the third consecutive year in which Toppan has been selected to the MSCI and FTSE indexes and builds on inclusion in a number of other ESG investing indexes, including the DJSI World Index and Asia Pacific Index, the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, and the Sompo Sustainability Index.
“We view consistent selection to the MSCI and FTSE indexes as testament to Toppan’s commitment to contributing to a sustainable society by addressing all aspects of ESG dimensions,” said Fumie Ikeda, General Manager of Sustainability Promotion at Toppan. “We take a multifaceted approach that addresses the principles of the UN Global Compact, ISO 26000, and the Sustainable Development Goals, and the recently published TOPPAN SDGs STATEMENT now provides us with a solid foundation to further advance our ESG-related efforts going forward.”
FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental,Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
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 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.
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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