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Report of Toshiba Group's "Global Environmental Action 2013"

[11 June, 2013]

Toshiba Group has selected June 5th, World Environment Day, as the date for Toshiba Group's “Global Environmental Action” day, and aims to encourage its approx. 210,000 employees around the world to take an active part in promoting environmental activities and improving their own environmental awareness. Choosing the widely celebrated annual World Environment Day for the Toshiba event underlines the importance of positive environmental action.

This year, for its first time, Toshiba Group launched a “Global Light Down Campaign” in which the Group's worldwide network of production and business sites turned off facility illuminations at night time, and also encouraged employees and their family members to do the same in their homes.

Toshiba's Headquarters Building in Tokyo held a “Light Down Event” for employees on the evening of June 5th and turned off its office lights. The event featured live concerts and entertainment programs, followed by a countdown to extinguish lightings in the building after sunset.

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[Image] Posters of the event
Posters of the event

[Image] A lot of employees joined the event
A lot of employees joined the event

[Image] Orchestral performance by the band consisted of employees
Orchestral performance by the band consisted of employees

[Image] Eco-quiz & lucky draw
Eco-quiz & lucky draw

Right before a countdown, Mr. Sanehira, General Manager of Corporate Environment Management Division gave a greeting speech on the stage, asking employees to raise environmental awareness through Global Environmental Action all over the world. Then, with a countdown, all the lights of the 39-story building were turned off one after another.

[Image] Mr. Sanehira, General Manager of Corporate Environment Management Division pressed the light-down button
Mr. Sanehira, General Manager of Corporate Environment Management Division pressed the light-down button

[Image] HQ Building Light Down (Before→After)
HQ Building Light Down (Before→After)

In addition, more than 200 business and production sites of Toshiba Group all over the world also turned the lights off on the same day.

[Image] Toshiba (Australia) Pty., Ltd.
Toshiba (Australia) Pty., Ltd.

[Image] Toshiba Semiconductor (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Toshiba Semiconductor (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

[Image] Hangzhi Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd.
Hangzhi Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd.

[Image] Toshiba Hong Kong Ltd.
Toshiba Hong Kong Ltd.

[Image] Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corp. Himeji Operations
Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corp. Himeji Operations

[Image] Toshiba Logistics Corp. Narita Logistic Center
Toshiba Logistics Corp. Narita Logistic Center

Also, Toshiba Group employees and their family members were encouraged to turn off lights on the same day in their homes.

[Image] Toshiba Group employees and their family members were encouraged to turn off lights on the same day in their homes.

[Image] Toshiba Group employees and their family members were encouraged to turn off lights on the same day in their homes.

[Image] Toshiba Group employees and their family members were encouraged to turn off lights on the same day in their homes.

[Image] Toshiba Group employees and their family members were encouraged to turn off lights on the same day in their homes.

Toshiba Group will continue to promote “Global Environmental Action” on June 5th every year to further raise environmental awareness and improve sense of unity among Group employees, and strengthen relationships with local communities, aiming to become one of the world's foremost eco-companies by 2015.

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