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  • Overall approach
    3/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
       Dai Nippon Printing is a signatory of the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Natural forests, which accounted for 93% of the net forest loss of 129 million hectares, are critical in sustaining the global environment as they conserve genetic diversity and help to maintain the natural composition of tree species. The decrease in forest area has been continuing and is particularly noticeable in tropical regions, driven by the expansion of agricultural land through illegal logging. For DNP, paper is one of the essential raw materials for its printing business. We strive to contribute to sustainable forest management as one priority activity."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Operational 
      "Paper is a raw material essential to the business continuity of the DNP Group. Up to this point we have actively proposed to our customers that they use thinned wood products or FSC-certified paper to contribute to the sustainable management of forest resources."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2050

      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions
      “Dai Nippon Printing commits to reduce Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 25% by FY2030 from a FY2015 base-year. The company also commits to engage with key suppliers representing 90% of purchase value, to ensure these will have SBTs in place by FY 2025. [...]  Long-term environmental vision: To achieve effective net-zero emissions by 2050” 
  • Commodity score
    24/88
    • Pulp & Paper
      24/88
      • Commitment Strength
        9/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines. [...] Give priority to forest-certified paper" ; "Paper is a principal raw material essential to the ongoing continuation of DNP’s business operations. We are committed to the conservation of forest resources and effective use of raw materials. To this end, we actively use of products made using timber from thinned trees and FSC-certified paper. We are aiming for 100% conformity to our Guidelines for Procurement of Paper for Printing and Converting for all raw material paper products. We are also strengthening our communication with paper manufacturers, sales companies and other suppliers in an effort to assure traceability." They have acquired Chain of Custody certification for FSC and PEFC.  
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines. [...] Give priority to forest-certified paper" ; "Paper is a principal raw material essential to the ongoing continuation of DNP’s business operations. We are committed to the conservation of forest resources and effective use of raw materials. To this end, we actively use of products made using timber from thinned trees and FSC-certified paper. We are aiming for 100% conformity to our Guidelines for Procurement of Paper for Printing and Converting for all raw material paper products. We are also strengthening our communication with paper manufacturers, sales companies and other suppliers in an effort to assure traceability." They have acquired Chain of Custody certification for FSC and PEFC.  
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines. [...] Give priority to forest-certified paper" ; "Paper is a principal raw material essential to the ongoing continuation of DNP’s business operations. We are committed to the conservation of forest resources and effective use of raw materials. To this end, we actively use of products made using timber from thinned trees and FSC-certified paper. We are aiming for 100% conformity to our Guidelines for Procurement of Paper for Printing and Converting for all raw material paper products. We are also strengthening our communication with paper manufacturers, sales companies and other suppliers in an effort to assure traceability." They have acquired Chain of Custody certification for FSC and PEFC.  
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Use of alternative fibres
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines. Strive to select paper made from a higher ratio of wood raw materials obtained in a way that fosters sustainability of forest resources: [...] Paper with a higher deinked pulp content; Paper made from scraps from sawn logs, low-grade wood, and/or forest thinning wood; Paper that contains non-wood pulp";[translation] "Dainippon Shoji contributes to environmental protection by using cut reeds as paper material to prevent water pollution caused by neglected reeds. This also helps to maintain the ecosystem of the reed beds, and since reed paper is non-wood paper, it also helps to reduce deforestation."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines. Strive to select paper made from a higher ratio of wood raw materials obtained in a way that fosters sustainability of forest resources: [...] Paper with a higher deinked pulp content; Paper made from scraps from sawn logs, low-grade wood, and/or forest thinning wood; Paper that contains non-wood pulp";[translation] "Dainippon Shoji contributes to environmental protection by using cut reeds as paper material to prevent water pollution caused by neglected reeds. This also helps to maintain the ecosystem of the reed beds, and since reed paper is non-wood paper, it also helps to reduce deforestation."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines. Strive to select paper made from a higher ratio of wood raw materials obtained in a way that fosters sustainability of forest resources: [...] Paper with a higher deinked pulp content; Paper made from scraps from sawn logs, low-grade wood, and/or forest thinning wood; Paper that contains non-wood pulp";[translation] "Dainippon Shoji contributes to environmental protection by using cut reeds as paper material to prevent water pollution caused by neglected reeds. This also helps to maintain the ecosystem of the reed beds, and since reed paper is non-wood paper, it also helps to reduce deforestation."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines. Strive to select paper made from a higher ratio of wood raw materials obtained in a way that fosters sustainability of forest resources: [...] Paper with a higher deinked pulp content; Paper made from scraps from sawn logs, low-grade wood, and/or forest thinning wood; Paper that contains non-wood pulp";[translation] "Dainippon Shoji contributes to environmental protection by using cut reeds as paper material to prevent water pollution caused by neglected reeds. This also helps to maintain the ecosystem of the reed beds, and since reed paper is non-wood paper, it also helps to reduce deforestation."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        6/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "This guideline is defined as a matter that the DNP Group and its suppliers must comply with in order to fulfill their social responsibilities. Ⅰ Human rights / labor Prohibition of compulsory labor; Prohibition of inhumane treatment; Prohibition of child labor; Prohibition of discrimination; Appropriate wages working time; Employees' right to organize"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Prohibit discrimination - Suppliers are requested to prohibit discrimination during the process of job offering and hiring, and to endeavor the equal opportunity and fairness of treatment. [...] Discrimination means provision of differences in opportunities and/or treatment such as recruitment, promotion, reward and participation in trainings due to elements other than rational elements such as one’s ability, competence, and achievement. Typical elements of discrimination are race, ethnicity, nationalities, birthplace, color, age, gender, gender identity discrimination, sexual orientation"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
             92%" "Percentage of key suppliers conforming to DNP Group Guidelines for Procurement of Paper for Printing and Converting", including FSC.
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "In 2020, we reviewed our internal whistle-blowing system and framework at our overseas bases and established the global internal whistle-blowing system as a new whistle-blowing contact point capable of multilingual responses. In this manner, we are proceeding to strengthen compliance at overseas bases by making quick and appropriate responses. [...] This hotline, established in 2009, receives information from suppliers on any misconduct (or possible misconduct) of DNP employees or other parties, which they have come to recognize during their transaction with the DNP Group."- this form can be filled in with grievance: https://www.dnp.co.jp/CGI/csr/supplier/form.cgi
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 1,551,000 tonnes
          Dai Nippon Printing reports a total of 1,551,000 tonnes of raw material (paper) in 2019
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1,551,000 tonnes

          What is the certified volume?: 0 tonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: FSC
          Dai Nippon Printing reports a total of 1,551,000 tonnes of raw material (paper) in 2019
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "To increase their effectiveness, the dedicated CSR department and purchasing and other related departments work closely together and go through the plan-do check-act (PDCA) cycle by providing staff education, holding briefing sessions for suppliers, conducting periodic supplier surveys and feeding back the survey results as well as conducting interviews and the exchange of opinions."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    9/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    10/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    6/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Dai Nippon Printing is a Japanese printing company operating in publishing and commercial printing services. The large-scale printing operations require a vast amount of pulp and paper. Dai Nippon Printing is selected as a powerbroker for pulp & paper.

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Printing & publishing
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Japan
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Consumer Goods Forum member
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