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Formulation of the Environmental Grand Design

Toshiba aims to establish its position as the world's foremost eco-company through six performance areas and four strategies.

We will establish performance areas that should be achieved and endeavor to integrate business administration 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: expansion of ECPs, high-efficiency manufacturing, compliance and management, and communication. Under the strategy to expand ECPs, we will work to apply the concept of excellent ECPs to all product lineups. At the same time, by pursuing manufacturing with the world's lowest level of environmental impacts through our high-efficiency manufacturing strategy, we will contribute to realization of sustainable societies on a global scale. At the same time, under our compliance and management strategy, we will strengthen the foundation of environmental management by continuing efforts to build an organizational structure worthy of the trust of society while we strive to increase the visibility of Toshiba as an environmentally sophisticated company through our communication strategy.

[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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We have developed the Fifth Environmental Action Plan based on the Environmental Grand Design. We will achieve this plan through four "Green" initiatives.

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

Based on the four strategies that constitute the Environmental Grand Design, Toshiba Group is 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.

Strategy to expand ECPs

In order to expand our ECP lineups, we are implementing two initiatives: Greening of Products and Greening by Technology.

In our Greening of Products initiative, by which we aim to create products with the highest level of environmental performance, 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 create more products with the highest level of environmental performance mainly in order 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.

In the Greening by Technology (low-carbon energy technologies) initiative, we manage environmental performance through performance indicators such as sales and reductions in CO2 emissions. In FY2015, Toshiba Group will in-crease 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. The Group will also offer advanced low-carbon technology to the global market with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions by 490 million tons.

High-efficiency manufacturing strategy

In the Greening of Process initiative, we manage performance indicators on both "per unit production" and "total volume" basis. Over the four years leading up to FY2015, we aim to achieve the world's lowest level of environmental impact 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.).

Compliance and management strategy, Communication strategy

We work on Green Management in order to enhance our basic environmental activities, such as developing the human resources that lead our environmental initiatives, upgrading our environmental management, and promoting better environmental communication. The Fifth Environmental Action Plan focuses on three performance indicators: conservation of biodiversity, environmental education and human resource development, and environmental communication. We will ensure that each and every one of its employees becomes aware of the need to participate in environmental management, and in FY2015, we plan to promote "Global Environmental Action" with the participation of all Toshiba employees worldwide. Through these initiatives, Toshiba aims to establish its position as one of the world's foremost eco-companies by 2015 by achieving greater integration between business operations and environmental management.

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

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