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CSR Management in the Supply Chain
In order to enable customers to use Toshiba products safely as well as to fulfill CSR in regards to human rights, labor, and the environment in cooperation with suppliers, Toshiba Group continues to ensure that its suppliers are also committed to improving working conditions and reducing their environmental impact.

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Promoting supply chain management in various parts of the world
Addressing suppliers to follow Toshiba Group conflict mineral policy, conflict minerals survey Some 10,000 companies in total
* FY2012 Seminars on human rights, safety, and the environment A total of 33,222 suppliers* participated in the survey. * Total for the period from FY2007 to FY2012

Partnerships with suppliers Toshiba distributes to suppliers worldwide the Toshiba Group 
Procurement Policy and the Supplier Expectations to promote understanding of our stance on CSR in procurement. Toshiba Group holds seminars to explain to suppliers about our policies on human rights, safety, and the environment as well as conducts supplier surveys to check CSR performance in accordance to Toshiba Group Procurement Policy (including self-assessment). In FY2012, we visited some 850 suppliers in total to carry out field audits on human rights, safety, and the environment. If we find problems with suppliers during such audits, we provide them with guidance and assistance; if circumstances require, we take severe actions, such as suspending business.

Response to conflict minerals issue
For humanitarian reasons, Toshiba Group's policy stipulates to prohibit the use of raw materials such as gold, tantalum, tungsten, and tin mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighboring countries, which are helping to finance armed groups causing violation of human rights. In October 2011, we organized an internal system for conflict minerals issue, established the Toshiba Group Conflict Mineral Policy, and publicized this policy on our website. In addition, we are making united efforts to solve this issue primarily through cooperation with industry organizations and holding dialogues with NGOs.
In FY2012, we surveyed a total of 10,000 suppliers to determine to what extent they understood the issue of conflict minerals and what approaches they took toward this issue. FY2012 10,000 companies * Toshiba Group carried out a survey of its suppliers to determine to what extent they understood the issue of conflict minerals and what approaches they took toward this issue.

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