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Toshiba Group Holds 20th Environmental Exhibition

27 Jan, 2011

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it will hold the 20th Environmental Exhibition for the general public at the company's Tokyo headquarters on January 27 and 28, presenting Toshiba Group's latest environmentally conscious products and environmental initiatives.

The highlight of this year's exhibition is Toshiba Group's approach to conservation of biodiversity. Assessment of impacts on biodiversity using the life-cycle impact assessment method based on endpoint modeling (LIME) method*1 will be introduced by referring to specific products and services as examples. Wastewater management based on Whole Effluent Toxicity*2 (WET) and operation of biotopes at factories will also be introduced. In addition, Toshiba will introduce the results of "assessment of biodiversity potentials," quantitative evaluation of the potential contribution of Toshiba Group's major sites to establishment of local biodiversity networks (green corridors) through land use.

The exhibition of business activities, products and technologies will be organized based on the concept of the three "Greens" toward realization of Toshiba Group Environmental Vision 2050: Greening of Process, Greening of Products, and Greening by Technology. Greening of Process refers to initiatives to minimize environmental impacts of manufacturing processes. Through Greening of Products, Toshiba Group aims to achieve industry-leading environmental performance for its products. Greening by Technology is a drive to spur progress of environmental technologies through, for example, development of highly efficient energy supply equipment.

By expanding business globally while taking regional characteristics into consideration, Toshiba is making a concerted effort to become one of the world's foremost eco-companies—an enterprise achieving both sustained growth with steadily higher profit and reduced environmental impacts. In these endeavors, we will take every opportunity to publicize Toshiba Group's environmental management.

 

Note:
1.
Life cycle impact assessment method based on endpoint modeling, LIME for short, was developed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology through an LCA project. LIME incorporates assessment of biodiversity in evaluation of environmental impacts.
2.
Whole Effluent Toxicity, WET for short, is a wastewater management technique using bioassay.

 

Highlights of the Exhibition

1. Special Stage

Toshiba Group's environmental management system
Outline of Environmental Vision 2050
Three "Greens"
New global brand "eco style"
Review of Toshiba Group Environmental Exhibition over the past 20 years

2. Biodiversity

Results of assessment of impacts on biodiversity, referring to specific products as examples
Initiatives at factories, such as biotopes
Toshiba Group 1.5 Million Tree-planting Project
Other biodiversity programs Toshiba is promoting worldwide

3. Greening by Technology

Cutting-edge technologies contributing to reduction of CO2 emission factors of power generation and transmission systems including:
Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) for nuclear power generation systems
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology for thermal power plants
Mega solar power generation
Smart grid, the next-generation power supply network

4. Greening of Products

Products and services with excellent environmental performance and reduced environmental impacts throughout their life cycles including:
LCD TVs, LED lamps and other home appliances
Multi-air-conditioning systems for buildings and other industrial equipment
Secondary batteries, storage devices and other key devices

5. Greening of Process

Initiatives to achieve the world's lowest environmental impacts of manufacturing processes including:
Environmental considerations concerning construction of a new facility at Yokkaichi Operations where NAND flash memory is produced
Energy-saving clean room
Measures to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption of overseas subsidiaries
Development of new technologies for recycling of home appliances

6. Communications

Toshiba is engaged in environmental communications activities for or in collaboration with our stakeholders worldwide, and the Corner introduces various educational programs or community activities which Toshiba Group Companies are promoting in the U.S.A, Brazil, Philippines, China, and other countries.

Lectures and Special Events

During the exhibition period, Mr. Hiroshi Sasaki, a naturalist, and Professor Eiji Hosoda of the Faculty of Economics, Keio University, will deliver keynote lectures. Environmental seminars will be held featuring Mr. Michiyuki Sugihara, general manager, Environmental Management Division of TERM Corp., a company in Toshiba Group, Mr. Tetsuya Shinohara, Technology Executive, Smart Community Division, Toshiba Corp., and Mr. Kunio Tamura, Technology Executive, Social Infrastructure Systems Company, Toshiba Corporation.

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