Efforts focused on human rights, human capital development, and diverse social issues recognized with inclusion in leading global ESG investing index

TOPPAN Holdings Named to 2023 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Tokyo – December 11, 2023 – TOPPAN Holdings Inc. (TYO: 7911) (TOPPAN Holdings) has been named to the 2023 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).

DJSI World is an ESG investing index provided by S&P Global. As one of the longest-running and best-known sustainability indexes, DJSI World is widely recognized and trusted by experts the world over. Companies’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance is evaluated based on a stringent Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) of more than 13,500 listed entities around the world, with those demonstrating outstanding sustainability performance being selected to the index.

TOPPAN Holdings has now been named to DJSI World six times and is among 321 companies included in the index this year. It is one of 38 Japanese companies selected and the only Japan-based company in the Commercial & Professional Services industry group.

In addition to being assessed favorably for environment-related practices, TOPPAN Holdings was recognized for efforts focused on social issues and achieved high scores for items related to human rights, human capital development, and customer relationship management. TOPPAN Holdings also registered the top score in its sector for information security.

Sustainability at the TOPPAN Group

Since its founding, the TOPPAN Group has consistently contributed to society by providing high-quality products and services to customers as part of business activities based on fundamental philosophies of “respect for human beings” and “a company is its people.”

The TOPPAN Group became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact in 2006 and bases its activities on support for the Global Compact’s Ten Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment, and Anti-Corruption. In 2011, the TOPPAN Group adopted the standards of ISO 26000 to further clarify guidelines across sustainability-focused activities. To drive proactive efforts addressing global social issues, the TOPPAN SDGs STATEMENT was published in 2019, focusing on contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals and defining issues for the Group to tackle in terms of Business Materiality and Companywide Materiality. The TOPPAN Group identified areas of focus for Business Materiality with TOPPAN Business Action for SDGs in 2020 and set out specific target figures and activities in 2021 to accelerate initiatives.

In October this year, the TOPPAN Group transitioned to a holding structure. The Group aims to fuse the strengths of each of its companies and generate synergies to create value while making even more concerted efforts to address social issues.

The TOPPAN Group will continue to work with all of its stakeholders to advance initiatives for a sustainable society and ensure transparency in disclosure, while aiming to enhance corporate value as a leader in providing solutions to social issues worldwide through Digital Transformation (DX) and Sustainable Transformation (SX).

About the TOPPAN Group

Established in Tokyo in 1900, the TOPPAN Group 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. The TOPPAN Group’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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