Basic Approach

The Toppan Group has formulated the following basic policies on biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of biodiverse resources.

Toppan positions the conservation of biodiversity as an important element of management. The Group takes an assertive approach to the sustainable use of resources by avoiding or minimizing the impacts on biodiversity during raw material procurement operations. The Group also proactively undertakes social contribution activities to conserve biodiversity with preventative and adaptive methods formulated from long-term perspectives. These biodiversity initiatives focus on cooperation with community members and various other stakeholders with links to biodiversity. The Group recognizes that biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of biodiverse resources help mitigate global warming and enhance environmental security.

Activities

Promoting the Conservation of Biodiversity

The Toppan Group established a Basic Policy on Biodiversity in April 2010 to pursue biodiversity conservation. A set of Paper Procurement Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Forest Resources was also formulated in September 2011 to step up specific conservation measures.

Concrete initiatives have been carried out through two approaches: biodiversity conservation at Group sites and conservation outside the sites. In the former initiatives, Toppan employees and their families promote biodiversity conservation within site premises in cooperation with external environmental experts. In the latter, employees and family members take part in conservation activities organized in site neighborhoods by environmental NPOs and local governments.

Toppan employees across the Group have been working with various stakeholders to conserve biodiversity through both of these approaches at operational sites across Japan.

  • Participating in community activities to burn and beautify the grasses on the banks of Kokubu river (Kochi Plant, Toppan Electronics Products Co., Ltd.)

  • Cleaning up public spaces along the banks of Sakura river (Mito Plant, Toppan Prosprint Co., Ltd.)

  • Planting trees on site premises in “Green Wave 2020,” a mass tree-planting campaign in Nagoya City, Aichi (Nagoya Plant, Chubu Division)

  • Participating in community activities to burn and beautify the grasses on the banks of Kokubu river (Kochi Plant, Toppan Electronics Products Co., Ltd.)

  • Cleaning up public spaces along the banks of Sakura river (Mito Plant, Toppan Prosprint Co., Ltd.)

  • Planting trees on site premises in “Green Wave 2020,” a mass tree-planting campaign in Nagoya City, Aichi (Nagoya Plant, Chubu Division)