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  • Overall approach
    5/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact
      "Toppan has been participating in the United Nations Global Compact and therefore supporting its two principles of human rights since 2006."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1.00/1
      '"The CO2 increases when fossil fuels such as oil and coal are burnt in human activities, or when CO2 sinks decrease as a result of deforestation."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      Report LUC emissions
      Yes
      3/3
        , 2017
      Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. calculated their Scope 3 emissions as 6,121,000 tonnes of CO2.
  • Commodity score
    19/86
    • Pulp & Paper
      19/86
      • Commitment Strength
        14/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            Type of commitment: Certification; Sustainability commitment
            Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. state that their standards are to use "use of lumber from forest-thinning operations, use of forest-certified paper, use of tree-free paper". They also state that all 68 of their companies/subsidiaries utilise FSC or PEFC certified resources.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. state that their standards are to use "use of lumber from forest-thinning operations, use of forest-certified paper, use of tree-free paper". They also state that all 68 of their companies/subsidiaries utilise FSC or PEFC certified resources.
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. state that their standards are to use "use of lumber from forest-thinning operations, use of forest-certified paper, use of tree-free paper". They also state that all 68 of their companies/subsidiaries utilise FSC or PEFC certified resources.
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. state that their standards are to use "use of lumber from forest-thinning operations, use of forest-certified paper, use of tree-free paper". They also state that all 68 of their companies/subsidiaries utilise FSC or PEFC certified resources.
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. state that their standards are to use "use of lumber from forest-thinning operations, use of forest-certified paper, use of tree-free paper". They also state that all 68 of their companies/subsidiaries utilise FSC or PEFC certified resources.
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Using recycled paper or paper made with fewer forest resources (excluding covers for brochures) [...] Level 1 Paper composed of at least 60% recycled pulp plus forest-certified pulp for the remaining proportion, or with an overall rating of more than 80 points. Level 2 Paper composed of at least 20% recycled pulp or forest-certified paper, tree-free paper, paper made with pulp from forest-thinning operations, or tissue paper".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Using recycled paper or paper made with fewer forest resources (excluding covers for brochures) [...] Level 1 Paper composed of at least 60% recycled pulp plus forest-certified pulp for the remaining proportion, or with an overall rating of more than 80 points. Level 2 Paper composed of at least 20% recycled pulp or forest-certified paper, tree-free paper, paper made with pulp from forest-thinning operations, or tissue paper".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "Using recycled paper or paper made with fewer forest resources (excluding covers for brochures) [...] Level 1 Paper composed of at least 60% recycled pulp plus forest-certified pulp for the remaining proportion, or with an overall rating of more than 80 points. Level 2 Paper composed of at least 20% recycled pulp or forest-certified paper, tree-free paper, paper made with pulp from forest-thinning operations, or tissue paper".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Using recycled paper or paper made with fewer forest resources (excluding covers for brochures) [...] Level 1 Paper composed of at least 60% recycled pulp plus forest-certified pulp for the remaining proportion, or with an overall rating of more than 80 points. Level 2 Paper composed of at least 20% recycled pulp or forest-certified paper, tree-free paper, paper made with pulp from forest-thinning operations, or tissue paper".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Using recycled paper or paper made with fewer forest resources (excluding covers for brochures) [...] Level 1 Paper composed of at least 60% recycled pulp plus forest-certified pulp for the remaining proportion, or with an overall rating of more than 80 points. Level 2 Paper composed of at least 20% recycled pulp or forest-certified paper, tree-free paper, paper made with pulp from forest-thinning operations, or tissue paper".
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            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
            Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. reported a compliance rate of 4.3% with these requirements in 2017.
          • 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 protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
          • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. reported their usage of paper as 1,582,498 tonnes in 2017.
      • Social Considerations
        1/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Toppan Printing Co. require suppliers to ensure that their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    14/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    1/16
    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.

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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