Dubai, October 20, 2021 – Toppan FutureCard, a Toppan Company, and UAE-based global end-to-end card solutions provider, has received the first-of-its-kind sustainability certification for its PLA and recycled PVC cards by Mastercard, a global technology company in the payments industry.

Last year, Toppan FutureCard successfully introduced its OXYGEN cards, a diversified range of eco-friendly cards made from sustainable materials. The two eco-friendly cards that will carry Mastercard’s sustainable badge are the OxyCYCLE PVCr, made of a 100% recycled PVC card body and the OxyPLANT PLA, consisting of a 100% degradable cornstarch-based card body.

To make eco-friendly choice the preferred option for all financial institutions, Mastercard has developed a sustainable card program that assesses sustainability claims. Using current industry benchmarks, cards made from recyclable, recycled, bio-sourced, chlorine-free or ocean plastics will carry the sustainable card badge if they significantly reduce energy consumption, material consumption, carbon footprint and waste. Annually, the benchmarks will improve as overall sustainability levels improve, continuing to contribute to better environmental management.

As a smart card provider producing millions of plastic cards monthly, developing an eco-friendly strategy to protect the environment became one of Toppan FutureCard’s primary concerns. “We at Toppan aim to meaningfully reduce the overall environmental impact of our card production. Launching an eco-friendlier card that only has an impact on carbon footprint was not enough for us – we wanted to come up with a broad portfolio of sustainable cards that significantly reduce the overall environmental impact”, says Jean-Pierre Ting, Managing Director of Toppan FutureCard.

Receiving Mastercard’s sustainability certification and badge enables Toppan FutureCard to stand out with its eco-friendly cards and to empower consumers to choose sustainable cards that meaningfully reduce the environmental impact.

About Toppan FutureCard

FutureCard Ind. L.L.C., a Toppan Gravity company, is a UAE based global provider of end-to-end card solutions with the focus on payment, ID, transport, telecom, loyalty, and retail. Since 2003 FutureCard is designing, manufacturing and customizing high quality and cutting-edge smartcard technologies and solutions. Before end of year, Toppan FutureCard will be integrated within Toppan Gravity.

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About Toppan Gravity

As a global solutions provider primarily focused on the payment and Identity industries, Toppan Gravity Ltd. aims at developing the next generation of virtual and physical security documents.
With the vision of becoming the forerunner in the secure ID and payment industry, the company focuses on driving synergies within the Toppan Group, through strategic acquisitions. Toppan Gravity empowers promising companies’ having state-of-the-art technology or businesses in emerging markets, including Asia, Africa, and Latin America to enhance their overall performance. Furthermore, the company enables its acquisitions to take advantage of the opportunities presented by its large, diversified group having numerous resources and extensive know-how.

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About Toppan

Established in Tokyo in 1900, Toppan is a leading and diversified global provider committed to delivering sustainable, integrated solutions in fields including printing, communications, security, packaging, décor materials, electronics, and digital transformation. Toppan’s global team of more than 50,000 employees offers optimal solutions enabled by industry-leading expertise and technologies to address the diverse challenges of every business sector and society and contribute to the achievement of shared sustainability goals.

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