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Relations with NPOs and NGOs

Policy on Relations with NPOs and NGOs

We develop collaborative partnerships with NPOs and NGOs in a wide range of fields, including the environment, human rights, and corporate citizenship, and engage in proactive dialogues and exchange meetings with them.
Prior to provision of support to and collaboration with NPOs and NGOs, we screen them based on criteria, including the extent of their contribution to resolving social issues, their relevance to Toshiba's priority areas, creativity and pioneer spirit, and relationships with communities.

Framework for Dealing with NPOs and NGOs and Checks and Audits

Depending upon the nature of the work (e.g. related to the environment, corporate citizenship, etc.) or geographical area, respective divisions serve as the contact points for the NPOs and NGOs.
Donations to NPOs and NGOs are made based on the judgment of legal compliance and appropriateness in accordance with the internal rules. The Corporate Donation Council checks the details of the support provided to NPOs and NGOs.

Support for and Collaboration with NPOs and NGOs

Toshiba Group is promoting a wide range of CSR activities through ongoing dialogue and collaboration with NPOs and NGOs worldwide, including science education, support in response to disasters and other social contributions, and environmental activities, with the help of intermediary organizations such as the Japan NPO Center, the Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation, and the Network for the Promotion of Collaboration between NGOs and Companies.

Support for Science Education

Activity Example: Support for Promotion of Experiential Science and Math Education

Real Science Education Institute, an NPO

In collaboration with the Real Science Education Institute, an NPO, and by capitalizing on Toshiba's technological strengths, Toshiba is contributing to the resolution of a pressing issue in Japan, namely, the growing disinclination to study mathematics and science coupled with a perceived decline in educational aspirations among young people.

Toshiba Experiential Science Education
Toshiba Experiential Science Education

Experiential Science Education

Activity Example: "Home Appliance Disassembly Workshop"

Disassembly Workshops
Disassembly Workshops

 In order to help children to experience the joy and mystery of science and to feel the pleasure of manufacturing, Toshiba Group has been holding Disassembly Workshops for elementary and junior high school students every year in cooperation with the “Seikatsu-Kobo (Lifestyle Design Center)” of the Setagaya Arts Center(Japanese) since 2005. Toshiba employees participate voluntarily in such workshops as Disassembly Doctors. The children learn about the application of the tools from Disassembly Doctors and disassemble home appliances familiar to them to understand the technology of the inner parts and their recycling.

Disassembly Workshops

Nature Conservation

Activity Example: Forest Maintenance at Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Children's Educational Hikes
Explore the Forest Expedition

Based on the agreement signed with Tokyo Metropolitan Government in November 2008 regarding the preservation of forest in Tama area, Toshiba has been involved in the maintenance of the protection forest (24.5 ha) at Hachioji City.
The three parties, Toshiba, the metropolitan government and an NPO “Mori to Hitono Network”(Japanese) (network between forest and people) hold meetings to develop plans to promote forest maintenance as well as to provide Toshiba employees and local citizens opportunities to experience the importance of nature.
"Mori to Hito no Network" formed by Toshiba employees who are qualified as nature observation leaders takes initiatives to maintain the local forests and also acts as navigators during nature trails.

Forest Development

Activity Example: Forest Neighborhood Association “Morino chonai-kai”

Office Morino Chonai-Kai
Morino Chonai-Kai

Toshiba Group entered into a framework agreement to cooperate on forest maintenance activities with Aomori Prefecture (Japan) in May 2009. Based on this agreement, we aim to maintain the mountain forest and woodland of 10.5 hectares in Shichinohe Town and Misawa City in cooperation with Aomori Prefecture and use them as venues for environmental education of employees.
In addition, we will also use the mechanism of the Forest Neighborhood Association “Morino chonai-kai”, as promoted by the environmental NPO Office Neighborhood Association. We will use the paper in the form of printed materials or copier paper made by paper manufacturing companies using tree thinning in Misawa City

Support for Disaster Recovery

Activity Example: Support for Recovery from Disasters

Support in the Aftermath of Disasters

Toshiba Group has supported the swift recovery from the disasters collaborating with NPOs and NGOs. Some of our relief efforts: Typhoon in Philippines, US Tornado, Earthquake in Philippines and China Sichuan in FY2013, Torrential rain in Philippines in FY2012, US Tornado in FY2011, Floods and landslides in Pakistan, China and India in FY2010, Sumatra Earthquake (Padang) in FY2009, Myanmar Cyclone in FY2008.

Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Recovery Support Activities

Toshiba Group has provided in-kind donation of 1,230 air purifiers through NPO Peacebuilders and NPO The Institute of Cultural Affairs Japan, and 90 laptop computers through NPO Yume Net Ofunato(Japanese). Furthermore, washing machines, rice cookers, vacuum cleaners, radio cassette players and batteries were also donated through other NPOs.
In addition, we have pledged 10 million yen to Government Certifies NGO JEN as their relief activity fund.

Disaster Relief

Activity Example: Supporting Leaders Working for the Earthquake Recovery in Tohoku

Tohoku Region Development Camp
Tohoku Region Development Camp

Disaster Recovery Leadership Development Project

he Disaster Recovery Leadership Development Project is supported by a corporate consortium organized for the purpose of supporting local leaders for the future of the Tohoku region and promoting the independent recovery of the region. NPO corporation ETIC. and seven companies including Toshiba Corporation (Ajinomoto, Kao, Isuzu Motors, Sompo Japan, Dentsu, Toshiba, and Benesse Holdings) participate in the project.
The consortium organized the following events in FY2013:

January 31 to February 1, 2014: Tohoku Region Development Camp
March 1, 2014: Disaster Recovery Supporters’ Meeting
March 14, 2014: Disaster Recovery Leadership Development Symposium

Disaster Recovery Leadership Development Project (Japanese)

Human Rights

Activity Example: Support for and Collaboration with Human Rights NGO

Supporting Amnesty Charity Concert (April 2014)

Toshiba supported Amnesty International Japan’s “GONTITI Charity Concert in Spring” which features human rights issues.

Date: April 10, 2014
Organizer: Amnesty International Japan

Support for the Introduction of IT in NPOs and NGOs

Activity Example: : Used Computer Donation

In order to support the "informatization" of financially challenged organizations, Toshiba has been donating pre-owned computers to welfare organizations and citizen groups through eparts(Japanese), a specified nonprofit organization. In FY2012, a total number of 596 computers were donated, which makes an accumulated total of 2,267.

Donation of Used Computers in Japan

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