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Toshiba Group Simultaneous Social Contribution Activities

Toshiba Group holds the Toshiba Group Simultaneous Social Contribution Activities from FY2014 targeted December 5, the International Volunteer Day set by the United Nations. The aim of this initiative was to make a significant social contribution that cannot be achieved by individuals, through the simultaneous participation of all Toshiba Group employees. In 2017, about 6,000 employees joined 345 activities in Japan, and about 20,000 employees participated in 96 activities in 18 other countries.

Universal common priority programs : Food drive

Continuing from last year, to achieve "No Poverty" and "Zero Hunger," two of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we held food drives as universal common priority programs.
"Food drive" is the activity in which people gather surplus food from their homes and donate it to welfare organizations. Worldwide, one in nine people (roughly 800 million) do not have enough food to eat today. In Japan, even though the annual amount of food discarded from homes weighs two to three million tons, one in seven children suffer from hunger because of relative poverty. Food drive solves the imbalance of food and serves as a chance to change "Mottainai" to "Thank you."

In 2017, we carried out food drives at nine locations in six countries. In Japan, Toshiba With, Toshiba's special subsidiary, provided Food Bank Kawasaki with about 100 kg of food collected from Group employees. At 10 other Toshiba sites, we independently organized food drives and made donations to nearby food banks, etc. Toshiba Fuchu Complex donated about 3,000 kg of disaster prevention stockpile food that needed to be replaced, including precooked rice, retort daily dishes, canned food, and bottled water.

[Image] Food provided by Toshiba employee
Food provided by Toshiba employee

[Image] Stockpile food being carried out of Toshiba Fuchu Complex
Stockpile food being carried out of Toshiba Fuchu Complex

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Lecture to learn about the SDGs

Logo: SDGs

As a fun event to gather participants for the "Simultaneous Social Contribution Action," we held "Learning with Nana Takamatsu (comedic journalist): SDGs x Toshiba." A total of 134 Toshiba Group employees participated. After deepening their understanding of the SDGs' 17 development goals and case studies while enjoying themselves, they actively exchanged opinions in a workshop in order to think about which goals Toshiba Group can contribute to. On stage, President and CEO Tsunakawa had a discussion with Nana Takamatsu and spoke of his desire to commit to solving social challenges in a visible way using the SDGs.

Nana Takamatsu: A comedic journalist who informs about social issues through comedy. She is also a distinguished member of the Nantokashinakya ("We Need to Do Something") Project organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

[Image] We enjoyed learning about the SDGs together.
We enjoyed learning about the SDGs together.

[Image] Ms.Nana Takamatsu and President and CEO Tsunakawa
Ms.Nana Takamatsu and President and CEO Tsunakawa

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Activities in Toshiba sites around the world

Asia and Oceania

[Image] Support for children at welfare facilities in Singapore

Support for children at welfare facilities in Singapore

Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Toshiba Electronics Asia(Singapore) Pte. LTD., Toshiba Singapore Pte. Ltd., and Toshiba TEC Singapore Pte. LTD. worked together to invite children living in welfare facilities to a scientific museum as well as provided them with lunch and computers.

[Image] Factory tour by technical university students in India

Factory tour by technical university students in India

Toshiba JSW Power Systems Pvt.Ltd. invited local technical university students to join a factory tour.

[Image] Sea turtle preservation activity in Thailand

Sea turtle preservation activity in Thailand

A total of 108 employees of Toshiba Carrier (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. visited a sea turtle protection center, where they cleaned water tanks and coral raising shelves for the turtles.

[Image] Food drive in Australia

Food drive in Australia

Toshiba (Australia) Pty., Ltd. held a food drive and donated packaged food to OzHarvest, which operates a free-of-charge supermarket.

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China

[Image] Donations of old clothes and books in China

Donations of old clothes and books in China

At Toshiba China Co. Ltd. employees brought old clothes and books from their homes and donated them to poor children working away from their families.

[Image] Food drive in Hong Kong

Food drive in Hong Kong

Toshiba International Procurement Hong Kong Limited held a food drive and donated food to the People's Food Bank.

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Europe, Middle East, and Africa

[Image] Motivational speech in South Africa

Motivational speech in South Africa

Toshiba Africa (Pty) Ltd. visited a local high school and gave a lecture to motivate the students to learn.

[Image] Christmas Jumper Day in the UK

Christmas Jumper Day in the UK

Toshiba of Europe Limited organized a Christmas Jumper Day (an event in which people wear funny sweaters), and every employee who participated in the event donated one pound to the Save the Children charity.

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North America and South America

[Image] Support for children in the US

Support for children in the US

Toshiba America, Inc., Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., Toshiba America Energy Systems Corporation, and Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Inc. organized a program to give Christmas presents and daily necessities to children in difficult economic situations.

[Image] Support for the needy in the US

Support for the needy in the US

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. organized a program to give work clothes and daily necessities to unemployed and homeless people.

[Image] Repair of facilities for sick children and their families

Repair of facilities for sick children and their families

Toshiba America Energy Systems Corporation replaced shower curtains and created wagons to repair facilities used by sick children and their families.

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Japan

[Image] Sales events related to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Kumamoto Earthquake Recovery Support

Sales events related to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Kumamoto Earthquake Recovery Support

Toshiba Komukai Complex, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation, Toshiba Memory Corporation, and Toshiba Client Solutions Co., Ltd. held exhibitions of products from earthquake-affected areas and provided a special recovery support menu in employee cafeterias.

[Image] Collection and donation of 2018 calendars and agendas

Collection and donation of 2018 calendars and agendas

Toshiba collected 2018 calendars and agendas that will not be used within the company and placed them in 221 cardboard boxes; they were then donated to 52 social welfare councils and so forth throughout Japan. We hope they will be used by the elderly and others who have fewer opportunities to receive calendars from others.

[Image] Electronic music box craft workshop

Electronic music box craft workshop

Toshiba Amateur Radio Club held a workshop to create electronic music boxes at the Toshiba Science Museum. Around 50 children created music boxes using a melody IC containing electronic Christmas song data alongside origami trees.

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