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The Seventh Environmental Action Plan

We of Toshiba Group have formulated the Environmental Action Plan to achieve our long-term environmental vision. In this plan, we specify detailed areas of activity as well as set and manage targets. Based on Toshiba Group's Future Vision 2050, we have now formulated the Seventh Environmental Action Plan whose activity period is from FY2021 to FY2023. 19 targets are set regarding the three activity areas, `Response to climate change,` `Response to the circular economy` and `Consideration of ecosystems,` the first two being the priority items, and also `Enhancement of the basis of environmental management,` which supports the three activity areas. We will further refine our activities in line with these targets to achieve our long-term vision and to help resolve various social issues, starting with climate change.

Toshiba Group's Seventh Environmental Action Plan

Activity area Activity content FY2021 FY2022 FY2023
Response to climate change
(Priority item)
Business activities Reduction of total GHG emissions*1 1.10 million t-CO2 1.08 million t-CO2 1.04 million t-CO2
Improvement of total energy-derived CO2 emissions per unit 1% improvement compared to FY2020 1% improvement compared to FY2021 1% improvement compared to FY2022
Products & services Products and services associated with power supply Reduction of GHG emissions during power supply (Base Year: FY2019)*2 9.1% reduction 11.4% reduction 13.6% reduction
Contribution to GHG reduction through introduction of renewable energy (cumulative total)*3 13 million t-CO2 28 million t-CO2 43 million t-CO2
Products and services associated with power consumption Contribution to GHG reduction during product use (cumulative total)*4 26 million t-CO2 54 million t-CO2 84 million t-CO2
Business activities/ Products & services Contribution to GHG reduction through digital technology Promotion of the use of digital technologies to realize remote operation, automation, and intelligence
Promotion of business that adapt to impacts of climate change Development of measures aimed at stable energy supply, strengthened resilience, etc.
Response to the circular economy (Priority item) Business activities Reduction of waste volume*5 31,000 t 33,000 t 33,000 t
Improvement of the volume of waste generated per unit 1% improvement compared to FY2020 1% improvement compared to FY2021 1% improvement compared to FY2022
Products & services Increased amount of plastic resources recycled (cumulative total)*6 700 t 1,400 t 2,200 t
Increased amount of resources saved (cumulative total)*7 150,000 t 300,000 t 450,000 t
Promotion of circular economy businesses Creation of business models that improve both resource efficiency and corporate value
Consideration of ecosystems Chemical substance management Business activities Reduction of the amount of chemicals discharged per unit 1% improvement compared to FY2020 1% improvement compared to FY2021 1% improvement compared to FY2022
Products & services Reduction of specified chemical substances contained in products Responding to policies and regulations regarding specified chemical substance management by countries around the world
Water resource management Business activities Improvement of the amount of water received per unit 1% improvement compared to FY2020 1% improvement compared to FY2021 1% improvement compared to FY2022
Conservation of Biodiversity Activities at global sites based on the themes set out in reference to the new international goals*8 Setting of five themes*9 as Toshiba Group's activity targets and promotion of employee participatory initiatives in and outside Toshiba sites
Enhancement of the basis of environmental management Environmental communication External Communication Communicating Toshiba Group's environmental initiatives on its environmental websites
Networking with stakeholders Promotion of communication activities in the age of the `new normal` based on collaboration with local residents, NPOs, NGOs, and administrative offices and among employees
Environmental risk management & compliance Strengthening of the internal compliance management system and thorough implementation of internal education Building and strengthening of the internal compliance management system through Toshiba Group Environmental Audit System and Performance Evaluation System; provision of environmental education according to different posts, occupational roles, and specializations
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Regarding basic-unit goals of energy-derived CO2 emissions, waste, water, and chemical substances: as an indicator for activity assessment, nominal output, the number of products manufactured, the number of persons, total floor area, etc. are used.
*1
For the CO2 calculation for electricity, emission coefficients provided by each power company are used.
*2
The reduction rate of GHG emissions from products and services associated with power supply, such as thermal power generation (base year: FY2019). The calculation method is as follows:
Calculate the GHG emissions due to power generation for FY2021 onward due to newly installed or upgraded facilities as the reduction rate from emissions in FY2019. The arithmetic mean for the results during the period of the 7th Environmental Action Plan is used.
*3
Contribution to GHG reduction through products and services associated with power supply such as hydroelectric, geothermal, and photovoltaic power generation. The calculation method is as follows:
Calculate by multiplying the output, operation rate, utilization rate, expected number of years of use, and so on against the difference in the average GHG emissions per unit of all thermal power generation (coal, gas, oil) and the GHG emissions per unit for renewable energy generation. Cumulative total amount of the contribution to GHG reduction due to power generation in FY2021 onward attributable to newly installed or upgraded facilities.
*4
Contribution to GHG reduction from products and services associated with power consumption, such as social infrastructure products. The calculation method is as follows:
[Total GHG emissions of assumed substitute products during the expected number of years of use – Total GHG emissions of shipped products during the expected number of years of use] Cumulative total amount of the three years.
*5
Obtained by deducting the volume of objects with value from the total volume of waste generated (excludes sites engaged in waste treatment and power generation).
*6
Cumulative total amount of recycled plastics and bioplastics used over the three years.
*7
Cumulative total amount of resources conserved due to lighter product weights and longer product service lives over the three years. The calculation method is as follows:
[Total amount of input substances for assumed substitute products – Total amount of input substances for shipped products]
*8
"Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework" scheduled to be adopted at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15) (scheduled to be held in October 2021). Toshiba Group has set its activity themes in reference to the update of the zero draft of the framework (issued in August 2020). Refer to the update of the zero draft below:
https://www.cbd.int/doc/c/3064/749a/0f65ac7f9def86707f4eaefa/post2020-prep-02-01-en.pdf 
*9
(1) Building of ecosystem networks, (2) Conservation of rare species, promotion of ex situ conservation, (3) Response to marine plastics issues, (4) Response to climate change (mitigation, adaptation), (5) Conservation of water

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