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Compliance with Environmental Laws and Regulations

Compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Toshiba Group sets self-regulation standards stricter than legal standards regarding atmospheric emissions and discharges into the hydrosphere so as to ensure that all its production sites comply with environmental rules.

We conduct in-house environmental audits in order to identify potential environmental risks and to prevent environmental accidents. We also develop company-wide initiatives by sharing information, such as the results of internal audits on individual business and production sites, new regulation policies, and examples of accidents in other group companies.

Unfortunately, there were three legal violations in FY2016, but we responded swiftly and appropriately to the problems. Using the lessons learned from these problems, we will strive to prevent the recurrence of similar problems and make further efforts to ensure compliance with relevant laws and ordinances in the future.

Toshiba Solutions Corporation*1 (April 2016)

Requested that a business operator dispose of trade-in products without concluding a disposal consignment contract.

Toshiba Corporation Energy Systems & Solutions Company*2 (August 2016)

The company failed to submit administrative reports on waste handling.

Toshiba Corporation*2 Keihin Operations (October 2016)

The pH level at a final wastewater discharge outlet exceeded the standard pH value (during an administrative inspection).

Implemented measures to identify the cause and to prevent recurrence.

*1
Currently, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
*2
Currently, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation

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Responses to environmental risks

The Risk Compliance Committee examines how to cope with diversified risks under the direct supervision of the President and also takes measures to prevent environmental risks.

If any environmental risk should materialize, Corporate Environment Management Office, environmental promotion managers, and other concerned parties of key group companies and business and production sites work in collaboration under the direction of the Corporate Environmental Officer to implement appropriate measures, including sharing information, checking relevant business and production sites, and preventing recurrence.

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