ESG initiatives recognized with inclusion in investing index adopted as benchmark by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

Tokyo – April 7, 2022 –Toppan (TYO: 7911), a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has been named to the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, which comprises Japanese companies with outstanding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices.

The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index was developed by global index provider FTSE Russell and reflects the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating strong ESG initiatives relative to their respective sectors. The selection process includes assessment of a company’s management of greenhouse gas emission volumes in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the quality of its response to risks and opportunities related to transition to a low-carbon economy. The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index has been adopted as a benchmark by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), which proactively advances ESG investing.

Toppan is included in the DJSI World and DJSI Asia/Pacific indices as well as the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), another index adopted as an ESG-based investing benchmark by the GPIF. Toppan has also been named on the climate change A List and as a Supplier Engagement Leader by CDP, a global non-profit organization focused on environmental disclosure.

Toppan engages in a range of sustainability-related activities, incorporating the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, the guidelines of the ISO 26000 international standard on the social responsibilities of organizations, and the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. The TOPPAN SDGs STATEMENT, published in November 2019, sets out Toppan’s commitment to intensify its related initiatives and incorporate the SDGs into management. TOPPAN Business Action for SDGs, announced in November 2020, specifies the areas of focus in which Toppan aims to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through its business.

In January 2021, Toppan devised the Toppan Group Environmental Vision 2050, which lays out long-term approaches to environmental issues to shape a sustainable society in which all forms of life can continue to exist into the future. At the same time, Toppan reviewed key performance indicators in the area of “environmentally friendly & sustainable production” under the scope of Companywide Materiality, and set new medium-and-long-term environmental targets for fiscal 2030.

“Toppan takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability and the environmental, social, and governance dimensions of business,” said Fumie Ikeda, General Manager of Sustainability Promotion at Toppan. “This latest recognition of our efforts gives us further impetus and encouragement as we look to accelerate ESG initiatives as a leading company addressing social issues worldwide through Digital Transformation and Sustainable Transformation.” 

About Toppan

Established in Tokyo in 1900, Toppan is a leading and diversified global provider committed to delivering sustainable, integrated solutions in fields including printing, communications, security, packaging, décor materials, electronics, and digital transformation. 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 of every business sector and society and contribute to the achievement of shared sustainability goals.

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