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Toshiba Group Simultaneous Social Contribution Action 2014

To make the world a little better, 200,000 Toshiba Group employees are working together around the globe to accomplish
great things by the power of cooperation. To achieve this, individuals in our offices around the world took part in
Simultaneous Social Contribution Activities on December 5, the International Volunteer Day.


Activities in our offices around the world

This is a menu of activities reported by the world map.If you click on the regional companies of activities will be displayed in a pop-up.

Japan North America and South America Europe, Middle East, and Africa China Asia and Oceania

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Japan(1/2)

Special Menu in Cafeteria and Exhibition of Goods from Tohoku
<Toshiba Tec Corporation>

We served a special menu using foods produced in Tohoku in our employee cafeteria and sponsored an exhibition of goods from Tohoku to support the recovery in areas that were terribly damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

photo:Special Menu in Cafeteria and Exhibition of Goods from Tohoku

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Japan(2/2)

Conducted Planting 1.5 Million Trees project in Kyoto
<Toshiba Kansai Branch Office>

Every year the Toshiba Group companies in the Kansai area work together to plant trees in the forest at Higashibetsuin in Kameoka City in Kyoto. This year is the 100th anniversary of the Kansai Toshiba Group, so we expanded our scope to 100 people all planting sawtooth oaks.

photo:We Planted 1,500,000 Trees (100th anniversary)

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North America and South America(1/2)

Giving Shoes through the Soles4Souls Shoe Donation Drive
<Toshiba Group Companies in North America>

About 5000 pairs of shoes were collected in donation boxes placed in workplaces. There were a variety of shoes ranging from those for children to those for adults and from new shoes to used shoes. These shoes will be donated to people in more than 30 countries, including Haiti, Moldova, Ghana, and Belize.

photo:Giving Shoes through the Soles4Souls Shoe Donation Drive

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North America and South America(2/2)

Donating Christmas Gifts for Christmas' Dream
<Toshiba America do Sul Ltda. >

Donations were collected from employees and used to give presents and candy to poor children in the area and also donated to children with disabilities.

photo:Donating Christmas Gifts for Christmas' Dream

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Europe, Middle East, and Africa(1/3)

Collecting Food for the Food Bank
<Westinghouse Springfields, UK and so on.>

Employees brought in canned goods, fruit, and other foods to donate which were provided to people in needy areas through charities.

photo:Collecting Food for the Food Bank

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Europe, Middle East, and Africa(2/3)

Donation for Educational Support for Disadvantaged Children
<Toshiba Gulf Free Zone Establishment>

Contributions were made through the Dubai Cares charity foundation to provide a high-quality elementary education to children in developing countries.

photo:Donation for Educational Support for Disadvantaged Children

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Europe, Middle East, and Africa(3/3)

Donation of T-shirts to TAFR's CSR Partner in Johannesburg
<Toshiba Africa>

Matching t-shirts were created for a free cafeteria in Johannesburg where volunteers provide food. This is to increase the sense of involvement in those participating in the food support activities and as a general way to more broadly promote their efforts to the public.

photo:Donation of T-shirts to TAFR's CSR Partner in Johannesburg

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China(1/2)

Joint Efforts by Toshiba Group Companies in China 
-Donations for Hope Elementary Schools
<Toshiba Group Companies in China>

Employees from 30 Toshiba Group companies in China collected a total of 27,059 renminbi yuan, as well as books and stationery. This was donated to the Toshiba Hope Elementary Schools in Shanxi Province Tienzhen County along with 118 desk/chair sets and heaters with 15.3 tons of coal.

photo:Donations for Hope Elementary Schools

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China(2/2)

Joint Efforts by Toshiba Group Companies in China
-Leave None of Your Meal Uneaten
<Toshiba Group Companies in China>

Approximately 15,000,000 people every year in the world starve to death while there are people who thoughtlessly waste food. Employees were urged to reduce waste and to develop frugal eating habits by taking only an appropriate amount and leaving nothing uneaten at lunch time. On the day of the event people considered what to eat and how much to eat, then ate everything they took.

photo:Joint Efforts by Toshiba Group Companies in China

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Asia and Oceania(1/5)

Children from Melrose Home Invited to Offices
<Toshiba Group Companies in Singapore>

In addition to inviting children from the children's home to visit the company, we also donated computers and coupons for books to improve their study environments.

photo:Children from Melrose Home Invited to Offices

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Asia and Oceania(2/5)

Donations for Walk - Run Charity to Honor His Majesty the King's Birthday on December 5, 2014
<Toshiba Lighting Components (Thailand) Ltd. >

The cost of tickets and money to make polo shirts for the participants were donated as endorsements for the walking and running charity campaigns to celebrate the King's birthday on December 5.

photo:Donations for Walk - Run Charity to Honor His Majesty the King's Birthday on December 5, 2014

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Asia and Oceania(3/5)

Donations for the Save the Children Project
<Toshiba Hokuto Electronic Devices (Thailand) Co., Ltd.>

A karaoke system was set up in the cafeteria at lunch time to collect donations for Save the Children, singers donated 100 bahts for each song.

photo:Donations for the Save the Children Project

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Asia and Oceania(4/5)

Donations of Old Computers and Peripheral Devices to Elementary Schools in isolated areas
<Toshiba Electronics Taiwan Corporation>

Old but still usable desktop and laptop computers, liquid crystal monitors, laser printers, projectors and other equipment were donated to elementary schools to contribute to the improvement of the computer skills of elementary school students.

photo:Donations of Old Computers and Peripheral Devices to Elementary Schools in isolated areas

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Asia and Oceania(5/5)

Cleanliness Drive in New Delhi
<Toshiba Group companies in India>

About 60 employees cleaned the park in the Mayur Vihar area by collaborating 2 group companies in the New Delhi city. An executive of Delhi government joined after cleaning to make tree plantation.

photo:Donations of Old Computers and Peripheral Devices to Elementary Schools in isolated areas

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Supporting Early Childhood Development in Tanzania
in Cooperation with Save the Children

In a joint activity in Japan, 10,000,000 yen, including the matching system by the companies, was collected and donated to the domestic NGO Save the Children Japan.

Proceeds will be donated to building and operating ten community childcare facilities in Tanzania.

These community childcare facilities foster educational and caring environments that support the upbringing of 1000 children and provide meals that help to improve nutritional standards.

 

photo:Childcare Facilities Built in Africa in Cooperation with Save the Children

Sponsoring Events at Company Headquarters

We sponsored events at the main offices (three locations in Kawasaki, Hamamatsucho, and Toyosu) with the theme of "Human Rights for Children".

At the Kawasaki Smart Community Center, the main location, we presented Save the Children Japan talk sessions, workshops, a fair trade market, and a restaurant, which had fair trade specials on its menu. Plus, the Toshiba Ride on Jazz Orchestra, consisting of employees who do social contribution activities such as entertainment and international exchanges through music, played to brighten up the venue.

photo:Sponsoring Events at Headquarters

Volunteering to support recovery from disaster in Tohoku

There were 56 employees and family members harvesting organic cotton in Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture.

This project is intended to create jobs and invigorate the area by producing products from the harvested organic cotton, which is raised to be resistant to brine damage.

photo:Volunteering to Support Reconstruction in Tohoku Area

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