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Environmental Policy

Toshiba Group promotes environmental management, focusing on environmental issues as one of its top management priorities. It has also formulated the Basic Policy for the Environment which, in accordance with the Group's guiding principles, lays out specific environmental strategies to be shared by all members of the group.

Basic Commitment of Toshiba Group

We, Toshiba Group companies, based on our total commitment to people and to the future, are determined to help create a higher quality of life for all people, and to do our part to help ensure that progress continues within the world community.

Commitment to People

We endeavor to serve the needs of all people, especially our customers, shareholders, and employees, by implementing forward-looking corporate strategies while carrying out responsible and responsive business activities. As good corporate citizens, we actively contribute to further the goals of society.

Commitment to the Future

By continually developing innovative technologies centering on the fields of Electronics and Energy, we strive to create products and services that enhance human life, and which lead to a thriving, healthy society. We constantly seek new approaches that help realize the goals of the world community, including ways to improve the global environment.

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Toshiba Group's Basic Policy for the Environment

We of the Toshiba Group recognize that the basic responsibility of people living today is to hand over the precious global environment to the next generation in a sound condition. Out of this recognition and in accordance with our Environmental Vision, we will strive to create affluence and ensure coexistence with the earth. We will also contribute to realizing a sustainable society by aiming at achieving a low-carbon and recycle-oriented society that strives to coexist with nature through our environmental activities.

Promoting environmental management

  • Toshiba considers environmental stewardship to be one of management's primary responsibilities and promotes environmental activities in harmony with economic activities.
  • Toshiba assesses the impacts of its business activities, products and services on the environment, including with regard to biodiversity, and specifies objectives and targets with respect to the reduction of environmental impacts and prevention of pollution.
  • Toshiba strives to continuously improve environmental management through internal audits and reviews of activities.
  • Toshiba complies with all laws and regulations, industry guidelines it has endorsed, and its own standards concerning the environment.
  • Toshiba strives to enhance the awareness of all its employees with respect to the environment and requires that they make a practical contribution to the environment through their work.
  • Toshiba operates globally, and accordingly, promotes environmental activities throughout Toshiba Group.

Providing environmentally conscious products and services and reducing their environmental impact through business activities

  • Toshiba recognizes that natural resources are finite and implements vigorous environmental measures to promote their effective and practical use in terms of both products and business processes.
  • Toshiba develops and provides environmentally conscious products and services which contribute to the reduction of environmental impacts throughout their life cycles.
  • Toshiba strives to reduce the environmental impacts of all business processes, encompassing design, manufacturing, logistics, sale, and disposal, with a particular focus on the mitigation of climate change, efficient use of resources and management of chemicals.

As a corporate citizen of planet Earth

  • Toshiba contributes to society through its environmental activities, which include the development and provision of excellent, environmentally conscious technologies and products in cooperation with society at large and with local communities.
  • Toshiba is committed to maximizing disclosure and transparency in communication with stakeholders and society at large in order to facilitate mutual understanding.

Revised June 1, 2010

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