CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility
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Disaster Relief

There are about 150,000 people working around the world for the Toshiba Group. We are developing operations in regions around the world and building deep relationships within them.
We received a great amount of support from countries around the world when the Great East Japan Earthquake struck in 2011. In the future, we will continue to contribute to the recovery from natural disasters as one means to repay this kindness.
We follow various avenues of support that include researching the methods that are most applicable for the state of the disaster and region. Then, we contribute money, provide Toshiba products, collaborate with NGOs, and organize volunteer activities and donations by employees.

September, 2017 Hurricane Harvey in the U.S.

The Toshiba Group companies in the U.S.* matched employee’s donations of $1 for $1 up to $28,000 to assist relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that struck Houston and the surrounding region in Texas and Louisiana. The donation was made to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. With the corporate matching pledge, our employee came together to help those in need and raised over $34,000.

* Toshiba America, Inc., Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., Toshiba America Energy Systems Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Inc., Toshiba Logistics America Inc.

July, 2017 Heavy rainfall in northern Kyushu

Employees of Toshiba together with 18 Kyushu Toshiba Group companies donated about 640,000 yen, while Toshiba Business and Life Service Corporation contributed 200,000 yen as a "teatime donation" (using welfare benefit points accumulated in fractional amounts when purchasing items) to the Fukuoka Community Chest Committee.

A total of 24 Toshiba employees participated in the activities of a businessperson volunteer bus program planned by the Joint Committee for Coordinating and Supporting Voluntary Disaster Relief Activities.

April, 2016 Earthquake Disaster in Kumamoto and Neighboring Region

The Toshiba group supported an equivalent for the total amounts of 10 million yen, such as contribution to Kumamoto Prefecture, offer of the washing machines to the shelters, or the lettuce grown in the clean room cultivation, and contribution to the earthquake disaster revival leader support project by NPO ETIC., to the damage of April, 2016 Earthquake Disaster in Kumamoto and Neighboring Region.

April, 2015 Earthquake in Nepal

In Nepal, the Toshiba Group arranged to contribute a total of more than 7 million yen towards emergency help for the people and for recovery in regions struck by the earthquake. Contributions included 5 million yen donated through the Japan Platform, a non-profit organization selected by Toshiba. There were also employee donations and contributions from Toshiba Information Equipment (Philippines), Inc, and Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte., Ltd., 7 companies in India, such as Toshiba India Private Limited, and 5 companies in the USA, such as Toshiba America Inc.

Great East Japan Earthquake

Since revival from the Great East Japan Earthquake takes long time. Toshiba Group will support continuously. The volunteer activity by a new employee is performed from fiscal 2012 every year. The employee volunteer was dispatched to Fukushima 4 times in fiscal 2016. Moreover, in order to promote sale of the product of the disaster area, the sales meetings were held in the company and the company cafeterias gave priority to and used the food from the area.

Map showing status of disaster support Aomori Iwate Miyagi Fukushima

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