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Toshiba Group Holds 22nd Environmental Exhibition

7 Feb, 2013

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it is holding its 22nd Environmental Exhibition at Toshiba's Tokyo headquarters on February 7 and 8. The Exhibition will showcase approximately 90 of Toshiba Group's latest environmentally conscious products and environmental initiatives.

Toshiba is promoting realization of "Toshiba Group Environmental Vision 2050", a vision of a future where people enjoy richer lifestyles in harmony with the Earth. In achieving this, Toshiba aims to become one of the world's foremost eco-companies, to incorporate an awareness of the environment into all aspects of its business management, and to create value through innovations that support sustainable lifestyles.

The exhibition is open to the public and organized into four sections, each reflecting an aspect of Toshiba's strategic approach to becoming a leading eco-company: Greening of Products focuses on environmentally conscious products; Greening by Technology covers energy and environmental technology; Greening of Process, introduces environmentally conscious manufacturing; and Green Management spotlights the foundations of Toshiba's approach to environmental management.

Toshiba aims to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through the integration of business management and environmental management, as it accelerates the pace of business expansion to become a global leader.

Highlights of the Exhibition

1. Introducing Toshiba's Approach to the Environment

Environmental Vision 2050, Toshiba's corporate vision of affluent lifestyles lived in harmony with the Earth, envisages the ideal situation for mankind in 2050. This grand design incorporates Toshiba's strategies and index of achievement for securing a position as one of the world's foremost eco-companies. The four "Green" concepts and their foundations are introduced, as are key environmental activities over the past 25 years. Looking to the near future, Toshiba also showcases its initiatives toward realizing the smart community concept.

2. Greening by Technology

The emphasis here is on Toshiba Group's total energy innovations for realizing highly efficient, stable energy supply and featured exhibits include a photovoltaic demonstration project for Japan's Ministry of Environment; renewable energy sources, such as small-class hydro power which are easy to install and maintain; baseload energy technologies, such as combined cycle; super critical CO2 cycle thermal power; along with social infrastructure and energy solutions that promote the development of dispersed power systems.

3. Greening of Products

A showcase of highly environmentally conscious products that support social infrastructure and essential systems in homes and buildings. Among the displays are home IT systems and NAND flash memories; storage products, including solid state drives, hard disk drives; cutting-edge low-dose X-ray CT; and low power, power saving escalators

4. Greening of Process

This section illustrates how Toshiba Group reduces environmental burdens through mitigation of climate change, management of chemicals and efficient use of resources. Examples of activities include power reduction by utilizing water heat pumps for industrial appliactions; efforts to reduce CO2 emissions; 3R (reduce, reuse, recycling) activities at Oita Operation; and power saving activities in operations in China.

5. Green Management

Environmental awareness informs all aspects of Toshiba Group's activities, and this section shows what this means in practice. Through participation in a biodiversity protection network, Toshiba is securing the coexistence of business operations and natural habitats in Japan, China and the Philippines. Through "eco style leader" it is training people to take the lead in protecting the environment, and by promoting TOSHIBA BATON encouraging people around the world to participate in environmental actions. This section also shows environmental advertising related to LED lighting projects at the Louvre in Paris and Chusonji temple in Japan, home-use photovoltaic power for housing, and 320-detector-row CT technologies.

 

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