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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 new concept of environmental management.

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 toward this end. First, under the strategy to expand ECPs*, we will promote the sale of products having the highest level of environmental performance (Excellent ECPs) to contribute to the realization of sustainable societies.

Second, under the high-efficiency manufacturing strategy,we will strive to realize manufacturing having the world's lowest level of environmental impact.

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

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

In addition, to prepare for the future, we have introduced T-COMPASS, a new concept of environmental management. With this concept, we will achieve greater integration of business operations 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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We have developed the Fifth Environmental Action Plan. We will achieve this plan through four "Green" initiatives.

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

Toshiba Group has formulated the Fifth Environmental Action Plan to develop specific actions based on 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. The Group will 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. Leading toward 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.).

Green Management

The Green Management initiative aims to continuously enhance 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. We will ensure that each and every Toshiba employee 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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