Evolving as a Corporation that Creates Social Value
The Toppan Group strives to evolve as a corporation that creates social value towards the realization of a sustainable society. TOPPAN VISION 21 sets forth the basic concepts and direction for the ongoing growth of the Group in harmony with society and the global environment. The vision consists of a “Corporate Structure” and a set of “Business Fields.”
The Corporate Structure is made up of three elements: Toppan’s Corporate Philosophy, the Corporate Creed, and the Conduct Guidelines. The Corporate Philosophy specifies ideals and the most important values and concepts for the Group. The Corporate Creed expresses the standards to be kept foremost in mind when performing business operations. The Conduct Guidelines set out the basic concepts and behavioral norms for Toppan employees both as businesspeople and as members of society.
The Business Fields, meanwhile, are made up of two categories: “Technology & Expertise” and “Markets & Customers.” The former category encompasses accumulated Toppan knowledge and technologies classified into five resource-based segments. The latter focuses on four key fields for growth: Healthcare & Life Sciences, Education & Cultural Exchange, Urban Space & Mobility, and Energy & Food Resources. The Toppan Group strives to create social value in these four growth fields and five resource-based business segments by providing societies with an array of products, services, and solutions developed through inclusive relationships with stakeholders.
Toppan’s Sustainability Activities
The Toppan Group undertakes sustainability activities in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the guidelines of the ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility, a globally recognized standard for organizations. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have also been incorporated into the Group’s sustainability activity targets. Toppan will commit to addressing the social issues targeted by the SDGs in order to promote the continual development of the Group as a creator of social value.
The SDGs, a set of shared global development agendas, were adopted by 193 countries at the UN General Assembly held in September 2015. The SDGs encompass 17 goals and 169 targets focused on social issues for the international community to commit to achieving by 2030. Private-sector businesses around the world are expected to join policy initiatives to help solve the social issues under the SDGs.
Since its foundation in 1900, Toppan has supported various client companies in their efforts to overcome business challenges. The solutions Toppan offers to meet the ever-changing needs of markets and clients have been based on specialist knowledge and expertise of every variety derived from printing over many decades. Toppan shapes the Group’s current Business Fields by applying printing technologies on all fronts.
In working with client companies as a partner to tackle their business challenges, the Toppan Group gains opportunities to help solve global social issues through its core B2B business models. The social issues targeted under the SDGs are the very issues the Group should address. Toppan will advance its sustainability activities towards the solution of the SDGs by integrating these development agendas into Group management in consideration of the opportunities they offer and the risks they pose.
Toppan will be reviewing the 17 SDGs and 169 targets to select material issues for the Group to address by analyzing the relevant connections linking the SDGs with the operations and Business Fields of the Group. The Toppan Group plans to develop a clear roadmap to achieve these material targets.