Sustainability

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External evaluation/initiatives

The SRI/ESG investment indexes and ratings for which our group has been selected, external evaluations of ESG activities, and initiatives that we agree with and support are as follows.

SRI/ESG investment index/rating status

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)


This is an investment index designed by MSCI, which provides various support tools for institutional investors. It is designed for Japanese companies that excel in promoting gender diversity. This index has been selected as an ESG index by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

FTSE Blossom Japan Index


This is an investment index designed by FTSE Russell. It is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies with strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. This index is widely used in the creation and evaluation of sustainable investment funds and other financial products.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index


This is an investment index designed by FTSE Russell. We evaluate the performance of Japanese companies that have relatively excellent ESG responses in each sector while minimizing sector bias. This index has been selected as an ESG index by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index


This is an investment index designed by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Japan Exchange Group. They are selected from the TOPIX constituent stocks, and their composition ratios are determined according to their environmental information disclosure status and carbon efficiency. Our rating under the S&P Global Carbon Standards is a decile of '1' and our carbon disclosure status is 'Not Disclosed'.
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

SOMPO Sustainability Index


This is an investment index designed by Sompo Asset Management. This index consists of approximately 300 companies with excellent ESG characteristics, and is used in the company's management product "SOMPO Sustainable Management", which is adopted by multiple pension funds and institutional investors who aim to hold long-term holdings. .
SOMPO Sustainability Index

evaluation

Rated “Bronze” in EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment


EcoVadis, a sustainability supply chain certification organization, evaluates companies' policies, implementation measures, and performance in four areas: the environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable materials procurement. "Bronze" is a rating given to companies that rank in the top 26-50% of over 100,000 surveyed companies.
Rated “Bronze” in EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment

Recognized as a "Health and Productivity Management Organization - White 500" (Large Corporation Category)


Based on the health management initiatives promoted by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi, this is a system run by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry that honors corporations that practice particularly excellent health management. Our company has been certified as one of the top 500 companies in the large-scale corporate category, ``White 500,'' based on the results of a health management survey. This is the seventh consecutive year of certification since the first certification in 2017.
“Health and Productivity Management Organization - White 500”

Obtained the “Next Generation Development Support Certification Mark (Kurumin)”


Kurumin Certification is a system in which the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare certifies companies that support childcare. If you formulate an action plan based on the Next Generation Development Support Measures Promotion Act and meet certain requirements, such as achieving the goals set in the action plan, you can apply for certification.
artience Co., Ltd. received the "Platinum Kurumin Certification" on August 31, 2023, and the core operating companies (TOYOCOLOR Co., Ltd., TOYOCHEM, Ltd., TOYO INK Co., Ltd.) received the "Platinum Kurumin Certification" on November 15, 2023. We have obtained "certification".
"Platinum Kurumin Mark"“Next Generation Development Support Certification Mark (Kurumin)”

Obtained “Eruboshi Certification”


"Eruboshi Certification" is a system to certify companies that meet certain standards and have excellent status regarding promotion of women's participation and advancement, based on the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace ("Women's Participation Promotion Act"). is. We received the "Eruboshi" certification in recognition of our achievements in hiring women, continued employment, working hours, and diverse career courses.
Obtained “Eruboshi Certification”

Recognized as the highest rating “Gold” in the “PRIDE Index”


This is an evaluation index for efforts toward sexual minorities in the workplace, developed by Work with Pride in 2016. Our efforts to promote diversity and promote employee understanding, such as establishing ``Guidelines to Deepen and Support LGBT People'', introducing ``common-law marriage and same-sex partnership systems,'' recruiting allies, and holding in-house seminars, were recognized. Certified as "Gold".
Recognized as the highest rating “Gold” in the “PRIDE Index”

Award

2023年

Awarded the best site in the 2023 ranking of all listed company website fulfillment rankings

Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. (currently artience Co., Ltd.) Nikko IR Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Nikko IR") has received the "Best Site" award in the "2023 Ranking of Websites of All Listed Companies". Nikko IR's "FY2023 Ranking of Websites of All Listed Companies" is a survey of the websites of all listed companies based on objective evaluation items set from the three perspectives of "ease of understanding," "ease of use," and "amount of information." 2 In fiscal 2023, a total of 3,970 listed companies were surveyed, and we received the "Best Site" award in the overall category. (Excellent: 2 03 companies, Excellent: 132 companies, 173 excellent companies)

About Nikko IR "2023 Ranking of All Listed Company Websites"

2022年

Awarded the best site in the 2022 ranking of all listed company homepages

Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. (currently artience Co., Ltd.) In the "2022 Ranking of Websites of All Listed Companies" announced by Nikko IR Co., Ltd., it was awarded the "Best Site". In fiscal 2022, a total of 3,926 listed companies were surveyed, and we received the "Best Site" award in the overall category. (Excellent: 207, Excellent: 134, Excellent: 155)

About Nikko IR “FY2022 Ranking of All Listed Company Websites”

TOYOCHEM receives the "Energy Conservation Center Chairman's Award" at the 2022 Energy Conservation Awards

TOYOCHEM CO., LTD. received the Energy Conservation Center Chairman's Award in the Energy Conservation Case Study category of the 2022 Energy Conservation Grand Prize in recognition of its ``deepening of energy conservation activities in energy conservation model buildings and horizontal deployment of energy conservation methods'' at the Kawagoe Factory.
TOYOCHEM Kawagoe Plant has been in operation for more than 60 years, and since energy efficiency has continued to be poor, we have selected an energy-saving model building since 2018 and have been working on making our production equipment more energy-efficient. From 2020, we will deepen energy-saving activities such as automatically controlling equipment operation and conditions according to production status, and we will horizontally roll out these initiatives to the four polymer production buildings at the Kawagoe Plant, thereby increasing the efficiency of all polymer-related departments. We have reduced energy consumption equivalent to 212kL of crude oil equivalent, which is 6.3% (based on 2020 as the base year). We received this award in recognition of these efforts and our energy-saving results.

Regarding the determination of the 2022 (Reiwa 4) Energy Conservation Grand Prize winners | Energy Conservation Center General Incorporated Foundation
2021年

Received the “Excellence Award” at the 24th Environmental Communication Awards.

優れた環境報告書や環境活動レポートなどを表彰する「環境コミュニケーション大賞」において、「CSR報告書2020 ダイジェスト版/詳細版」が、環境報告書部門の「優良賞(第24回環境コミュニケーション大賞審査委員長賞)」26点のひとつに選ばれました。

Sponsored by: Ministry of the Environment, Earth and Human Environment Forum
Announcement of the results of the 24th Environmental Communication Awards | Earth and Human Environment Forum, General Incorporated Association

2020年

TOYOCHEM receives the "Energy Conservation Center Chairman's Award" at the 2020 Energy Conservation Awards

TOYOCHEM CO., LTD. received the Energy Conservation Center Chairman's Award in the energy conservation case category of the 2020 Energy Conservation Awards in recognition of its ``proposed energy conservation activities and production site collaboration to reduce fuel costs and develop methods'' at the Kawagoe Factory.
TOYOCHEM Kawagoe Plant has been in operation for more than 60 years, and because equipment management was carried out primarily on-site, it was not possible to accurately monitor energy flows, resulting in poor energy efficiency. This time, with the goal of making the production building, which has a particularly high energy load, an energy-saving model within the Kawagoe Factory, the Techno Energy Division will take the lead in energy-saving activities and create a "proposal-based energy-saving flow" that proposes initiatives to the production site. did. This is expected to reduce energy consumption by 11.4% in the entire model production building. This award was given to us in recognition of our efforts and energy-saving results.

Regarding the determination of the 2020 (Reiwa 2) Energy Conservation Grand Prize | Energy Conservation Center General Incorporated Foundation

TOYO INK SCHD Jujo Center receives Itabashi Ward Landscape Award

TOYO INK SC Holdings Co., Ltd. (currently artience Co., Ltd.) Jujo Center (Kaga, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo) has recently received the ``Itabashi Ward Landscape Award.''
The Itabashi Ward Landscape Award aims to raise residents' awareness of landscapes and promote the formation of good landscapes by recognizing buildings and community development activities that are recognized as contributing to the formation of good landscapes. This is a new award created this year with the aim of

Official website of Itabashi Ward, Tokyo | Itabashi Ward Landscape Award
2019年

Received Asia Sustainability Reporting Award

アジア地域で優れたサステナビリティ報告を表彰する「アジアサスティナビリティ報告賞(ASRA)」において、「CSR報告書2018」が、「マテリアリティ報告」「報告書デザイン」部門において、優秀賞(Highly Commended)を受賞しました。
Winners 2018|Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards

Received the “Excellence Award” at the 22nd Environmental Communication Awards

優れた環境報告書や環境活動レポートなどを表彰する「環境コミュニケーション大賞」において、「CSR報告書2018」および「環境報告書2018」が、環境報告書部門の優秀賞「審査委員会特別優秀賞(第22回環境コミュニケーション大賞審査委員長賞)」3点の一つに選ばれました。

Sponsored by: Ministry of the Environment, Earth and Human Environment Forum
Announcement of the results of the 22nd Environmental Communication Awards | Earth and Human Environment Forum, General Incorporated Association

2018年

Received “Excellence Award” at Eco Mark Award 2018

Toyo Ink Co., Ltd. and Toyo Ink Group (currently Artience Group) The company received the Excellence Award at the Eco Mark Award 2018, which recognizes companies and organizations that have made significant contributions to the formation of a sustainable society through eco-conscious product selection by consumers and corporate efforts to improve the environment.
Toyo INK and the Toyo Ink Group are engaged in vegetable oil inks, non-VOC inks, Environmentally-friendly in many product groups such as UV-curable inksIn addition to developing and launching products, we continue to conduct LCA to visualize the environmental impact of these product groups, and the results are reviewed in CSR reports and other means, and fed back to the development of products that further reduce environmental impact. The company's efforts to "clarify the contribution to the continuous sale of Eco Mark products and sustainability" were highly evaluated.

Sponsored by: Japan Environmental Association
Eco Mark Award 2018 | Japan Environmental Association Eco Mark Secretariat

Received the “Minister of the Environment Award” at the 27th Global Environment Awards.

The Toyo Ink Group (currently the Artience Group) is promoting "Contributing to the realization of a sustainable society through the development of biomass products" at the 27th Global Environment Awards. We received the Minister of the Environment Award.
In addition to offset, gravure, and flexo inks, which are major printing methods in the printing and packaging fields, the award-winning products include laminating adhesives and hot melts, which are packaging-related materials. Development and dissemination of biomass products containing pressure sensitive adhesives.
Organizer: Fuji Sankei Group

Global Environment Award

Received the “Excellence Award” at the 21st Environmental Communication Awards

優れた環境報告書や環境活動レポートなどを表彰する「環境コミュニケーション大賞」において「CSR報告書2017」が、環境報告書部門の優良賞(第21回環境コミュニケーション大賞審査委員長賞)60点の一つに選ばれました。

Sponsored by: Ministry of the Environment, Earth and Human Environment Forum
Announcement of the results of the 21st Environmental Communication Awards | Earth and Human Environment Forum, General Incorporated Association

2017年

Received the 7th Biomass Product Promotion Achievement Award

TOYO INK CO., LTD. was selected for the ``Biomass Product Promotion Achievement Award,'' which is awarded every year by the Japan Biomass Products Promotion Council.

Secretariat: Japan Organic Resources Association

Received the “Excellence Award” at the 20th Environmental Communication Awards

優れた環境報告書や環境活動レポートなどを表彰する「環境コミュニケーション大賞」において、「CSR報告書2016」が、環境報告書部門の優良賞(第20回環境コミュニケーション大賞審査委員長賞)59点の一つに選ばれました。

Sponsored by: Ministry of the Environment, Earth and Human Environment Forum
Announcement of the results of the 20th Environmental Communication Awards | Earth and Human Environment Forum, General Incorporated Association

Main initiatives we agree with and support

Supports TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures)
Supports JCI (Climate Change Initiative) JCI (Climate Change Initiative)
Participating in the Clean Ocean Materials Alliance (CLOMA), an initiative aimed at solving the ocean plastic waste problem
Participating in CEFLEX, an international framework for tackling plastic waste issues CEFLEX
Capital participation in R+ Japan Co., Ltd., an initiative to recycle used plastics.
Participating in the Saitama Prefecture Platform to Promote Sustainable Use of Plastic Resources
Participating in the 30by30 Alliance for Biodiversity 30by30 Alliance for Biodiversity
Supporting the Keidanren Biodiversity Declaration Initiative
Supports the "white logistics" promotion campaign advocated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.