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Toppan Establishes Groupwide Human Rights Policy

Press release from the issuing company

Policy based on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights set out to strengthen initiatives focused on “respect for human beings.”

Tokyo – Toppan, a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has established the Toppan Group Human Rights Policy, which is based on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The Toppan Group has thus far engaged in various human rights efforts based on the principle of “respect for human beings” advocated in TOPPAN VISION 21, which sets out the values to be observed by everyone working in the Toppan Group. Toppan has now formalized its policy to demonstrate its commitment to support human rights and enhance efforts focused on them as the Toppan Group accelerates global business expansion. Based on the policy, Toppan will advance human rights efforts across the Group, fulfill its social responsibilities, and contribute to the creation of a sustainable society.

The policy will be disseminated throughout the Toppan Group via inclusion in training programs and other initiatives. Toppan will also establish a framework for human rights due diligence to identify, prevent, and mitigate human rights infringements associated with business activities. Related initiatives will be launched in fiscal 2022.

“Based on the philosophy of ‘respect for human beings’ and the belief that ‘a company is its people,’ Toppan views its employees as valuable ‘assets,’ or human capital, and refers to them as ‘human assets’ in its wide-ranging activities,” said Shinichi Ohkubo, Toppan’s Executive Vice President & Representative Director. “I believe that respect for human rights must be given the highest priority as a universal value and is the most important theme for a business to address. With this policy we are reemphasizing our approach to human rights, and from here on we will strive to enhance our value as a company by undertaking Groupwide efforts for human rights due diligence and fulfilling our responsibility to respect the human rights of every stakeholder.”

Toppan Group Human Rights Policy


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