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Making GHG Emissions in the Supply Chain Visible for All Categories

As climate change issues become increasingly serious, companies are required to control and manage not only their own greenhouse gas (GHG)*1 emissions, but also emissions generated throughout their entire supply chains. Based on the GHG Protocol*2, which provides international standards for calculating the amount of GHG emissions, and the Ministry of the Environment's Basic Guidelines for Calculating GHG Emissions throughout the Supply Chain, Toshiba Group manages and calculates indirect GHG emissions generated outside the scope of its own business activities (Scope 3) in addition to its own emissions (Scopes 1 and 2). GHG emissions during the use of sold products account for more than 80% of Toshiba Group's GHG emissions. For this reason, we are focusing on developing products with high energy efficiency in order to reduce GHG emissions on an ongoing basis during use.

Toshiba Group believes that it is important to work effectively to reduce GHG emissions throughout product life cycles and to visualize environmental impacts across all categories by quantitatively analyzing emissions per category as described above. In the future, we will create a system for gathering data on GHG emissions generated throughout the supply chain in order to enhance our emissions management.

*1
CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, and NF3
*2
Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol): Guidelines for calculating and reporting GHG emissions formulated by companies, NGOs, and government organizations under the leadership of the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

(FY2015)
Making GHG emissions in the supply chain visible for all categories

Category Categories covered by calculations FY2014
calculation results (10,000 t-CO2)
FY2015
calculation results (10,000 t-CO2)
Amount released emissions Considerations
Total 7,932 5,922    
Upstream 1 Purchased goods and services 750 616 -18% GHG emissions decreased mainly due to screening businesses
2 Capital goods 84 71 -15% GHG emissions decreased mainly due to screening investments
3 Fuel- and energy-related activities (not in Scope 1 or 2) 16 17 6% GHG emissions increased mainly due to increased production
4 Upstream transportation and distribution 42 36 -13% GHG emissions decreased due to modal shifts as well as lighter and smaller products
5 Waste generated in operation 3 3 -4% GHG emissions decreased mainly due to an increased use of paperless systems
6 Business travel 7 6 -10% GHG emissions decreased mainly due to an increased number of online meetings
7 Employee commuting GHG emissions for this category were estimated at 0.1% of the total or less
8 Upstream leased assets This category is not relevant, due to the fact that the type of industry category of Toshiba is manufacturing
Toshiba 9 Direct GHG emissions (Scope 1) 75 89 19% GHG emissions increased mainly due to growth of the semiconductor business
10 Indirect emissions associated with energy-derived emissions (Scope 2) 227 219 -4% GHG emissions decreased mainly due to energy-saving efforts
Downstream 11 Downstream transportation and distribution 11 10 -10% GHG emissions decreased due to smaller and lighter products
12 Processing of sold products In this category, we mainly deal with finished products and parts that do not require processing
13 Use of sold products 6,758 4,909 -27% GHG emissions decreased mainly due to improved energy efficiency of air conditioners and TVs and of screening businesses
14 End-of-life treatment of sold products -40 -55 38% The GHG emission reduction effect was enhanced due to increased use of reusable materials
15 Leased assets (Downstream) This category is not relevant, due to the fact that the type of industry category of Toshiba is manufacturing
16 Franchises This category is not relevant, due to the fact that the type of industry category of Toshiba is manufacturing
17 Investments This category is not relevant, due to the fact that the type of industry category of Toshiba is manufacturing
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Categories guaranteed by a third party are marked (). For the details of the calculation method, refer to "Methods of calculation related to the third-party assurance".

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