April 26, 2019, Tokyo, Japan — Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., the parent company of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, recently announced that its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Report 2018 was honored for reporting excellence at the 4th Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA). Organized by Singapore's CSRWorks International, ASRA celebrates best practices in sustainability reporting and is the highest recognition for corporate reporting in the region. Toyo Ink SC Holdings received the “Highly Commended” or runner-up award in two categories, “Asia's Best Materiality Reporting” and “Asia's Best Report Design.”
ASRA's independent judging panel followed rigorous criteria as it sifted through nearly 400 entries to select the winners. A record 82 companies from 14 countries made it to this year's final round across 17 categories. ASRA 2018 winners were announced last month at an awards ceremony held at the Eden Hall, the British High Commissioner's Office in Singapore.
“We are proud to receive two Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards in our first year participating in the prestigious ASRA competition,” said Kazuhito Nakano, managing director in charge of CSR at Toyo Ink SC Holdings. “Sustainability is an integral part of Toyo Ink Group businesses. This recognition underscores our commitment towards sustainable practices and our leadership role in sustainability reporting. Encouraged by this honor, we will continue to focus on proactively disclosing information on our CSR activities and to enhance the quality of reporting content.”
This is the second recognition for the Group's CSR Report 2018 in recent months. In February, it received the Excellence Award in the Environmental Reporting category at the 22nd Environmental Communication Awards, an awards competition sponsored by Japan's Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum.
Toyo Ink Group's CSR Report is published annually in English, Japanese and Chinese. The latest version in English can be downloaded at https://schd.toyoinkgroup.com/pdflib/sae_report/csr_report2018e.pdf.
About ASRA Organizers
The Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards, a non-profit initiative, are organized by CSRWorks International, Singapore's most trusted boutique-style sustainability firm focused on consulting, training and thought leadership with a proven track record more than 13 years. ASRA aims to give organizations, large and small, the opportunity to showcase their sustainability efforts, thereby building trust among their stakeholders, adding value to their businesses and attracting socially responsible investors. www.csrworks.com.
About Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., the parent of the Toyo Ink Group of companies, is a scientific company with specialty chemicals at its core. Originally starting out as a printing ink manufacturer in 1896, the company is a leading provider of unique specialty chemical materials based on functional pigments and polymers, the raw materials in printing inks. The Toyo Ink Group operates its corporate activities under four business segments — Colorants and Functional Materials, Polymers and Coatings, Packaging Materials, and Printing and Information — while it expands applications to the healthcare, electronics devices, energy and related sectors. For more information, see schd.toyoinkgroup.com/en/.
Toyo Ink and the Toyo Ink logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
Press and general public inquiries
Corporate Communication Department
Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
TEL: +81-3-3272-5720 (Japan)