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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
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      Company is a signatory to the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
       "As a printing business, the biodiversity that Toppan must consider has a vital link to living organisms. This includes consideration of the procurement of paper and other raw materials, the consumption and discharge of water, the discharge of chemical substances, and the land and environments surrounding the locations of operating sites [...] The conservation of biodiversity is an important element of business activities. (2) In the procurement of raw materials, we strive proactively for sustainable use by avoiding and minimizing impacts on biodiversity. [...] We recognize that the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of biological resources contribute to such efforts as the mitigation of global warming."
    • 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
      They have a table showing the potential impacts on Business activity: "Cost increases due to pulp and paper supply shortages caused by deforestation"
    • 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: Absolute zero emissions
      "Aiming for virtually zero Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions." Medium-term goals: "Reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 32.5% (446 kt-CO2e) compared to the fiscal 2017 level (1,373 kt-CO2e)." 
  • Commodity score
    18/88
    • Pulp & Paper
      18/88
      • Commitment Strength
        6/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          2/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            [translation] "We will strive to propose and actively promote the use of paper that meets one of the following criteria: Consideration for the sustainable use of forest resources, Paper that uses as much recycled pulp as possible, Forest certified paper"  Toppan Printing provide the number of sites which are FSC certified in their 2020 reporting
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "Procuring from manufacturers proactively engaged in paper recycling : Procurement from manufacturers who proactively use waste paper as raw material for recycled paper"
          • 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
            "Procuring from manufacturers proactively engaged in paper recycling : Procurement from manufacturers who proactively use waste paper as raw material for recycled paper"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • 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
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "we promote CSR procurement, whereby CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities are extended throughout the entire supply chain in cooperation with business partners (suppliers, companies, organizations, or individuals from which the Toppan Group procures products, materials, equipment, or services, etc.). [...] Human Rights Business partners should respect the human rights of all people related to their business activities. They should also ensure that their activities do not infringe human rights directly or indirectly." Toppan lists out the UN Global Compact requirements within their CSR reports which includes the 4 labour laws. 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          ""we promote CSR procurement, whereby CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities are extended throughout the entire supply chain in cooperation with business partners (suppliers, companies, organizations, or individuals from which the Toppan Group procures products, materials, equipment, or services, etc.). [...] Business partners should not discriminate on the basis of [...] gender"
        • 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
        7/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "These are the standards that we ask business partners to meet [...] We may ask to conduct due diligence (investigation and assessment prior to starting business transactions) or audits of business partners or their business partners to confirm compliance with items stipulated in these guidelines. [...] The Environment - Business partners should comply with local environment-related laws and regulations and work to prevent pollution of the atmosphere, water, and soil. They should also continuously measure and assess the use and discharge of resources and work to reduce impacts on the environment. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 1,792,536 tons of paper
          Reports a total of "Environmental performance burden - Paper 1,792,536 tons of paper" in their 2020 CSR report
        • 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 third-party verification is used?: FSC

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 0 not specified
          Reports a total of "Environmental performance burden - Paper 1,792,536 tons of paper" in their 2020 CSR report
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "surveys with questionnaires to check the efforts of business partners to comply with the Group's procurement standards on human rights" Note: no mention of FPIC
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    6/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    7/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. is a printing company based in Japan with global reach. Products include packaging, commercial printing and publication printing. Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. is selected as a powerbroker for pulp & paper.

Sector
Industry sector 
Printing & publishing
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Japan
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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