Recognition from external bodies
Toppan has been recognized by socially responsible investing (SRI)* rating agencies throughout the world and included in global SRI indices. (As of September 2017)
* Socially responsible investing (SRI): Investment that is not solely based on a company’s financial performance, but also gives weight to its corporate social responsibility activities as an important element of decisions on investment.
Dow Jones Sustainabillity Indices
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are global stock price indices developed by Dow Jones of the United States and Switzerland-based RobecoSAM. They incorporate corporate social responsibility in terms of economic, environmental, and social performance into the assessment of leading companies from around the world. Toppan has been included in the World Index.
RobecoSAM Sustainability Award
Toppan Printing has received the Silver Class distinction in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2018. As the company with the largest proportional improvement in its sustainability performance in the Commercial Services & Supplies category, Toppan Printing has also been named as an Industry Mover. Based on assessment of 2,479 companies in 60 industries, outstanding companies are rated as Gold, Silver, or Bronze Class. A total of 23 Japanese companies were recognized for excellent performance, with five receiving the Gold Class award, five receiving the Silver Class distinction, and 13 receiving the Bronze Class distinction.
MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes
The MSCI World ESG Leaders Index is a world famous socially responsible investing index developed by MSCI of the United States. Toppan has been included as a company with high Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance.
FTSE 4Good Index
The FTSE4Good Index is a stock price index developed by FTSE Russell. Leading companies from around the world are surveyed in terms of environmental, social, and governance performance, including labor standards in the supply chain, and evaluated from the perspective of sustainability. Companies fulfilling the criteria stipulated by FTSE Russell are included in the index.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
FTSE Blossom Japan Index is an index designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating outstanding ESG practices. It has been adopted as the passive operating benchmark for the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan. Toppan fulfills the selection criteria and has been included in the index.
Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register
The Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register was established in 1992 by a Belgian non-profit organization engaged in research on socially responsible investing. Its influence extends beyond Europe to global markets. Inclusion on the register verifies that a company demonstrates outstanding performance in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
CDP is a not-for-profit organization operated through collaboration between institutional investors. Toppan participates in the project, which targets the disclosure of environmental strategy and greenhouse gas emission volumes by top companies by market capitalization in major countries.