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  • Overall approach
    2/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Company is a signatory to the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      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
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    21/84
    • Pulp & Paper
      21/84
      • Commitment Strength
        10/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            Toppan Printing provide the number of sites which are FSC certified in their 2018 reporting, and also stated that their standards for "Environmentally friendly products" are to use "lumber from forest-thinning operations, use of forest-certified paper, use of tree-free paper".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Toppan Printing provide the number of sites which are FSC certified in their 2018 reporting, and also stated that their standards for "Environmentally friendly products" are to use "lumber from forest-thinning operations, use of forest-certified paper, use of tree-free paper".
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            Toppan Printing provide the number of sites which are FSC certified in their 2018 reporting, and also stated that their standards for "Environmentally friendly products" are to use "lumber from forest-thinning operations, use of forest-certified paper, use of tree-free paper".
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Toppan Printing provide the number of sites which are FSC certified in their 2018 reporting, and also stated that their standards for "Environmentally friendly products" are to use "lumber from forest-thinning operations, use of forest-certified paper, use of tree-free paper".
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
            Toppan stated that their standards for "Environmentally friendly products" are "Use of waste paper" and "Reduced use of materials in production".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Toppan stated that their standards for "Environmentally friendly products" are "Use of waste paper" and "Reduced use of materials in production".
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            Toppan stated that their standards for "Environmentally friendly products" are "Use of waste paper" and "Reduced use of materials in production".
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Toppan stated that their standards for "Environmentally friendly products" are "Use of waste paper" and "Reduced use of materials in production".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • 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: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "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. [...] discrimination [...] forced labour [...] child labour [...] freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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 commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Toppan reported a list of 87 "environmentally friendly products" in the 2019 CSR report.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • 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 non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1443.4 Kilotons
          Toppan Printing Co reports (in 2019) a total of 1443.4 Kilotons of paper for the year 2018
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    10/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    6/38
    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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