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Making Supply Chain GHG Emissions Visible for All Categories

As climate change becomes an increasingly serious issue, companies must control and manage not only their own greenhouse gas (GHG)*1 emissions but also emissions generated throughout their entire supply chains. Based on the GHG Protocol*2, which provides international standards for calculating GHG emission amounts, and the Ministry of the Environment's Basic Guidelines for Calculating GHG Emissions throughout the Supply Chain, Toshiba Group manages and 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). GHG emissions during use of sold products account for more than 80% of Toshiba Group's GHG emissions. Therefore, we focus on developing highly energy efficient products to reduce on an ongoing basis GHG emissions during use.

Toshiba Group believes it is important to work effectively to reduce GHG emissions throughout product life cycles and to visualize environmental impacts across all categories by quantitatively analyzing emissions per category as described above. In the future, we will create a system for gathering data on GHG emissions generated throughout the supply chain to enhance our emissions management.

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

(FY2016)
Making GHG emissions in the supply chain visible for all categories

Category Categories covered by calculations FY2015
calculation results (10,000 t-CO2)
FY2016
calculation results (10,000 t-CO2)
Amount released emissions Considerations
Total 5,320 5,788    
Upstream 1 Purchased goods and services 493 477 -3%  
2 Capital goods 68 100 47% GHG emissions increased mainly due to semiconductor business growth
3 Fuel- and energy-related activities (not in Scope 1 or 2) 15 15 0%  
4 Upstream transportation and distribution 30 31 3%  
5 Waste generated in operation 2 2 0%  
6 Business travel 6 5 -17% GHG emissions decreased mainly due to an increased number of online meetings
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) 81 84 4% GHG emissions increased mainly due to semiconductor business growth
10 Indirect emissions associated with energy-derived emissions (Scope 2) 205 211 3% GHG emissions increased mainly due to semiconductor business growth
Downstream 11 Downstream transportation and distribution 9 9 0%  
12 Processing of sold products We mainly deal with finished products and parts that do not require processing
13 Use of sold products 4465 4907 10% GHG emissions increased mainly due to sales of energy-saving products
14 End-of-life treatment of sold products -54 -53 -2%  
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
*
Results guaranteed by a third party are marked (). For the details of the calculation method, refer to "Methods of calculation related to the third-party assurance".
*
Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation and the Westinghouse Electric Company group are excluded from calculations for both FY2015 and FY2016.
Note: Direct emissions in FY2016 (Scope 1): 60,000 t-CO2; energy-derived indirect emissions (Scope 2): 120,000 t-CO2; use of products sold (Scope 3): 4.43 million t-CO2

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