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I.Toward Achieving the Environmental Vision 2050: Efforts made in various business domains

Digital Products Business

Advanced Technology and Environmental Awareness Create Products Offering New Experiences

Toward Realizing the Environmental Vision 2050
Providing World-Class Environmentally Conscious Products

In our digital and network products, notebook computers and LCD TVs among them, we offer improved functions and image quality that enhance performance, while directly addressing such environmental considerations as lower power consumption and maximum recyclability.
Toshiba Group fully complies with environmental standards on electric and electronic equipment, most notably the EU's RoHS directive*1 and REACH*2. Our goal is product performance that brings new levels of experience and enjoyment to our customers around the world, with full consideration for protecting the environment.

RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances) directive: An EU restriction on the use of six chemical substances - lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ether - in electrical and electronic equipment
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals): An EU directive on managing chemicals

Case 1
Energy and Resource-Saving Notebook Computers Win the US Environmental Protection Agency's Highest Rating

"Portege® R600-ST4203" notebook computer, with 512GB SSD "Portege® R600-ST4203" notebook computer, with 512GB SSD

In the development of notebook computers, minimizing environmental impacts throughout the product lifecycle is a crucial concern. "Portege® R600-ST4203"*1, launched in May 2009 with the world's very first 512 GB SSD*2, surpasses its HDD-equipped predecessor by offering faster data access and operating for approximately 12 hours on battery power*3. It is an excellent product in terms of energy conservation, designed with a resource-saving thin and light profile.
The Portege R500 and R600, have won "Gold" ratings for two consecutive years under the EPEAT*4 evaluation program operated by US Environmental Protection Agency.

The first mobile computer with a single module 512GB SSD (as of May 2009, Toshiba data)
SSD: Solid State Drive. A NAND flash memory based on board storage device.
Result with a 63A battery pack, measured using "JEITA Battery Run Time Measurement Method (Version 1.0)" developed by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association
Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool

Case 2
Pursuing Superb Images for LCD TVs and Saving Energy

"REGZA C8000 (Japan)" series LCD TVs, launched in March 2009, combine excellent image quality with the industry's lowest power consumption*1. The secret is a fluorescent tube backlight with high luminescent efficiency and a new film with high light transmittance. Together, they reduce the number of tubes by a third*2, and cut annual power consumption by approximately 29%*3 while maintaining the same level of brightness. In addition, these TVs are all RoHS compliant and plastic materials are labeled to facilitate recycling.

Previous panel vs. new panel

reducted 18 fluorescent tubes to 12 fluorescent tubes

42C8000 and 32C8000. Lowest power consumption in 32- and 42-inch digital LCD TVs with 120Hz technology (as of March 4, 2009)
Comparison between Toshiba's 42C8000 and 42CV500
Compared with the liquid crystal panels in the CV500 series products. The 42C8000 has 12 fluorescent tubes against 18 in the 42CV500.

Data on the Digital Products Business (FY2008)

Major products
Mobile phones, hard disk drives, LCD TVs, industrial & surveillance camera systems, DVD products, personal computers, PC servers, business-use telephones, POS systems, Multi-Function Peripherals (MFPs), etc.
Sales amount
Sales amount: 2,467.5billion ¥
CO2 emission reduction benefit by the Eco Products approach (Compared with FY2000)
CO₂ emission reduction benefit by the Eco Products approach (Compared with FY2000): 0.56Mt
CO2 emissions with the Eco Process
CO₂ emissions with the Eco Process: 0.20Mt
The percentages in the above graphs are calculated based on the data of the entire Toshiba Group.
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