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Environmental Education and Human Resources Development

Training of eco-style leaders

Toshiba Group is promoting the training of Toshiba eco-style leaders as part of "environmental education and human resource development" one of the new goals set forth in the Fifth Environmental Action Plan. The objective is to certify employees having keen environmental awareness in all divisions as Toshiba eco-style leaders and raise employees' overall environmental awareness through participation in internal environmental programs and events. To become certified, employees must obtain an internal or external environmental license (e.g., passing of the Eco Test sponsored by the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry or becoming a Toshiba environmental auditor or nature observation instructor). In FY2014, Toshiba Group certified 800 employees as eco-style leaders as initially planned. Certified eco-style leaders actively showed leadership in internal events, such as the Global Environmental Action.

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Environmental Education / Human Resources Development

In order to raise the level of environmental activities, we provide environmental education programs for all employees. These education programs are composed of (1) general education courses, (2) ISO 14001 education courses, and (3) specialized education courses, offering curriculums designed to meet the needs of different posts, occupational roles, and specialties. All curricula for these courses are reviewed annually in order to help employees share the latest information.

Environmental education system
General education ISO 14001 education Specialized education
e-learning(for all group company members) / Education for new employees / Education for managers Training courses for internal auditors / Education for special employees / General education Education for the certification of in-house environmental auditors (Site auditors/Technology auditors) / Introductory course for environmentally conscious design / Toshiba Environmental School

[Image] E-learning textbooks for FY2014
E-learning textbooks for FY2014

We provide training for auditors for our in-house environmental audits, which was put into practice in 1993. In the training program for site auditors, candidates are screened through group education, on-site training and a written examination. After the screening, candidates participate in actual audits as assistants and submit reports in order to be certified as auditors. Technology auditors are certified through group education and a written examination. In FY2014, 16 employees were certified as site auditors, 13 as technology auditors, and 17 as overseas local auditors. The current number of certified auditors is 389.

Training for auditors (site audit)
[Image] Training for auditors (site audit)

In FY2014, in order to improve our human resources in the area of environmental management, Toshiba Group is launching Toshiba Environmental School, a program to develop the environmental management abilities of young and mid-level employees in charge of environmental affairs.

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