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Toward the Establishment of a Position as the World's Foremost Eco-company

Toshiba aims to become the world's foremost eco-company based on the Environmental Grand Design and T-COMPASS, a concept of environmental management.

We establish performance areas that should be achieved and endeavor to integrate business management and environmental management through the four strategies.

Toshiba Group has formulated the Environmental Grand Design to establish its position as the world's foremost eco-company in FY2015. This Grand Design consists of six performance areas that should be achieved by FY2015 and four environmental strategies toward this end.

First, under the strategy to expand ECPs*, we are promoting the sale of products having the highest level of environmental performance (Excellent ECPs) to contribute to building sustainable societies globally.

Second, under the high-efficiency manufacturing strategy, we are striving to realize manufacturing having the world's lowest level of environmental impacts.

Third, under the compliance and management strategy, we are promoting the development of a reliable organization to strengthen the foundation of our environmental management.

Fourth, through our communication strategy we are striving to increase the visibility of Toshiba as an environmentally sophisticated company.

In addition, to prepare for the future, we have introduced T-COMPASS, a concept of environmental management. With this concept, we will achieve greater integration of business management and environmental management by focusing on our supply chain and multiple environmental areas (multiple criteria) in accordance with new global trends.

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ECPs: Environmentally Conscious Products

[Image] We will establish performance areas that should be achieved and endeavor to integrate business administration and environmental management through these four strategies.

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Stepping up environmental management by introducing product sales management and total environmental impact controls

Toshiba Group is implementing the Fifth Environmental Action Plan to develop specific actions based on the four strategies. More specifically, we are implementing four “Green” initiatives: Greening of Products, Greening by Technology, Greening of Process and Green Management. In order to achieve great integration of business management and environmental management, we have established specific goals to achieve continuous business growth and reduce environmental impacts; we are now taking action to attain these goals.

Greening of Products

The Greening of Products initiative aims to create products having the highest level of environmental performance. Under this initiative, we manage products' environmental performance using performance indicators such as sales of products, reductions in product- derived CO2 emissions, the percentage of recycled plastics used, and reductions in the use of specified chemical substances. We will strive to increase sales of excellent ECPs to 1.8 trillion yen in FY2015, approximately six-fold compared to the FY2011 level, and to reduce CO2 emissions by 15 million tons.

Greening by Technology

The Greening by Technology initiative aims to expand the application of advanced low-carbon technologies globally in order to contribute to providing a stable power supply and mitigating climate change. Under this initiative, we manage environmental performance through performance indicators such as sales and reductions in CO2 emissions. In FY2015, Toshiba Group will increase sales of energy- related products concerning various types of power generation (e.g., thermal and wind power) to 1.9 trillion yen, about 1.5 times the FY2011 level, and also reduce CO2 emissions by 490 million tons.

Greening of Process

The Greening of Process initiative aims to realize high-efficiency manufacturing. Under this initiative, we manage performance indicators on both “per unit production” and “total volume” basis. In FY2015, we aim to achieve the world's lowest level of environmental impacts through high-efficiency manufacturing, in which we simultaneously reduce costs and environmental impacts (greenhouse gases, waste materials, chemical substances, wastewater discharged from production sites, etc.).

Green Management

The Green Management initiative aims to continuously improve the foundation of our environmental management, such as developing the human resources that lead our environmental initiatives, upgrading our environmental management, and promoting better environmental communication. Under this initiative, we focus on three performance indicators: conservation of biodiversity, environmental education and human resource development, and environmental communication.

Through these initiatives, Toshiba aims to establish its position as one of the world's foremost eco-companies by FY2015 by achieving greater integration between business management and environmental management.

[Image] Stepping up environmental management by introducing product sales management and total environmental impact controls

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