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Making Supply Chain GHG Emissions Visible for All Categories

As climate change becomes an increasingly serious issue, companies must manage not only their own greenhouse gas (GHG)*1 emissions but also emissions generated throughout their entire supply chain. Based on the GHG Protocol*2, which provides international standards for calculating GHG emission, and the Ministry of the Environment's Basic Guidelines for Calculating GHG Emissions throughout the Supply Chain, Toshiba Group 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).

Toshiba Group will continue working effectively throughout product lifecycles by quantitatively analyzing emissions per category as described above.

*1
CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3
*2
The 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)

(FY2017)
Making GHG emissions in the supply chain visible for all categoriesUpstreamToshiba Group's own business activitiesDownstream

Category Categories covered by calculations FY2016
calculation results (10,000 t-CO2)
FY2017
calculation results (10,000 t-CO2)
Amount released emissions Considerations
Total 5,545 4,806 -13%  
Upstream 1 Purchased goods and services 441 400 -9%  
2 Capital goods 51 21 -59%  
3 Fuel- and energy-related activities (not in Scope 1 or 2) 7 6 -14%  
4 Upstream transportation and distribution 30 29 -3%  
5 Waste generated in operation 1 1 0%  
6 Business travel 5 5 0%  
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) 53 33 -38%  
10 Indirect emissions associated with energy-derived emissions (Scope 2) 98 94 -4%  
Downstream 11 Downstream transportation and distribution 9 8 -11%  
12 Processing of sold products We mainly deal with finished products and parts that do not require processing
13 Use of sold products 4,903 4,265 -13%  
14 End-of-life treatment of sold products -53 -56 6%  
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
*
Toshiba Memory Corporation and Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation are excluded from calculations for both FY2016 and FY2017.

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Cases on GHG Emissions Reductions throughout the Supply Chain

Toshiba Group promotes various initiatives toward reduction of GHG emissions at each stage of upstream, Toshiba Group's own business activities, and downstream throughout the supply chain.

Upstream

To achieve reduction of GHG emissions in upstream operations, we are working to create highly resource-efficient and energy-efficient products and services throughout the product and service life cycles.

Toshiba Group's own business activities

To achieve reduction of GHG emissions in Toshiba Group, we are taking energy-saving initiatives at our production sites.

In order to reduce GHG emissions during use of sold products which account for many of Toshiba Group's GHG emissions, we are working to improve energy-saving performance of products.

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