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History of Sustainability Activities

  • Renamed CSR Management Office to Sustainability Management Office.
  • Revised Toshiba Group Conflict Mineral Policy to Toshiba Group Responsible Minerals Sourcing Policy.
  • Issued statement based on the Australian Modern Slavery Act.
  • Toshiba Group’s Environmental Future Vision 2050 is introduced.
  • Integrated CSR Report and Environmental Report, and published Sustainability Report.
  • Announced Endorsement of the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
  • The Essence of Toshiba is introduced.
  • Established SDGs managers in key Group companies and strengthened SDG-related initiatives.
  • Started the Sixth Environmental Action Plan.
  • Losses arose in the nuclear business; implemented various initiatives to identify the cause of the issue and to develop remedial measures.
  • Issued a statement based on the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.
  • Started investigation into the cause of accounting issue, and addressing various measures for recurrence prevention.
  • Held seminars to explain Global Compact and RBA Code of Conduct for both suppliers and people from Toshiba Group companies.
  • Revised Standards of Conduct for Toshiba Group and added Respect for Human Rights as Article 1.
  • Revised Toshiba Group Procurement Policy and requested some 10,000 suppliers (cumulative numbers) to abide by this revised content.
  • Commenced Toshiba Group Simultaneous Social Contribution Activities.
  • Organized Business & Human Rights Workshop for human resource managers from 9 Asian countries.
  • Newly established Social Contributions by Business category to Social Contribution Award.
  • Introducing T-Compass, a new concept of environmental management
  • Continued implementation of the PDCA cycle according to ISO 26000.
    Surveys of some 10,000 suppliers regarding their approaches to issues related to conflict minerals and CSR promotion.
  • Achievement of 0.67 trillion yen in sales of excellent ECPs (Environmentally Conscious Products with the industry's highest level of environmental performance in terms of KPIs)
  • Implementation of PDCA cycle of checking, identification of issues, planning, action, and evaluation based on ISO 26000
  • Established Toshiba Group Conflict Mineral Policy.
  • Revised Toshiba Group Procurement Policy and requested that suppliers continue to promote CSR in the supply chain.
  • Formulation of the Fifth Environmental Action Plan
  • Reviewing the BCP based on the experience of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the floods in Thailand
  • Strengthened CSR management based on the principles of ISO 26000.
  • Initiated workplace meetings focusing on integrity.
  • Introduction of a system for visualizing working hours
  • UD advisor system expanded to include non-Japanese employees.
  • Announcement of the new concept for environmental management at a business policy briefing (Greening of Process, Greening of Products and Greening by Technology)
  • Ending production of general-use incandescent bulbs
  • Formulation of Toshiba Group Biodiversity Guidelines
  • Establishment of Sign Language Club
  • Enforcement of the requirement to leave the office at the regular time for at least two days during the Family Week in Japan
  • Collaboration with NPOs to promote experiential science education
    (Supporting the activities of experiential science education research organizations)
  • 1st Toshiba Cup Contest among students specializing in science and math education at teacher-training universities in China to present their creative teaching plans
  • Reorganization of home appliance call centers (change to product-wise call centers)
  • Implementation of on-site CSR audit (related to human rights, occupational health and safety, the environment) of suppliers in Thailand
  • Published Environmental Report.
  • Announcement to allow the peak out of Toshiba Group's greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 and thereafter reduce the absolute emissions
  • Toshiba Group Environmental Vision 2050 is established.
  • Structures and systems for Quality Control at Toshiba Group is reinforced.
  • Ethical education to Technical Employees in Japan and overseas is provided.
  • Toshiba Group Fourth Voluntary Plan is extended from FY2010 to FY2012, with New Targets Added.
  • Statutory Ratio of Employment of People with Disabilities is fulfilled in all the subject Group Companies in Japan.
  • Toshiba Group CSR Month is established.
  • Standards of Conduct for Toshiba Group is revised.
  • The Clean Partner Line, a whistleblower system for suppliers and other business partners, is established.
  • Toshiba Group 1.5 Million Tree-planting Project is launched.
  • The New EASTER comprehensive audit system is put in place.
  • Toshiba With Co., Ltd., a special subsidiary for employment of the disabled, is established.
  • Toshiba Group CSR Conference is held.
  • Toshiba ASHITA Award is established.
  • The philosophy, policies and criteria for universal design are established.
  • Standards of Conduct concerning Sales to Government and Authorities are established and thoroughly implemented.
  • Participates in the Eco-Products International Fair.
  • Standards of Conduct for Toshiba Group is applied throughout the Group.
  • Published CSR Report.
  • An organization dedicated to promotion of equal opportunity is established.
  • Toshiba Group Procurement Policy based on CSR is established.
  • Toshiba Group Environmental Vision 2010 is announced.
  • Fourth Voluntary Environmental Plan is introduced.
  • Company with committees system is adopted.
  • CSR Division is established.
  • CSR Website is opened.
  • Factor T, an eco-efficiency indicator, is introduced.
  • Joins Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), an international CSR association based in the U.S.
  • Health and safety management system is introduced.
  • Standards of Conduct for Toshiba Group is revised.
  • Joins UN Global Compact
  • Internal free agent system is introduced.
  • Zero emissions of waste is achieved.
  • Toshiba Standards of Business Conduct and Toshiba International Standards of Conduct are integrated.
  • Corporate risk management system is established.
  • Environmental accounting is introduced.
  • Third Voluntary Environmental Plan is introduced.
  • Green procurement is introduced.
  • In-house company system is introduced.
  • Environmental report is issued. Environmental Protection & Recycling Planning Center is established.
  • Toshiba Customer Information Center is established.
  • Executive officer system is introduced.
  • Second Voluntary Environmental Plan is introduced.
  • ISO 14001 certification is obtained.
  • First Voluntary Environmental Plan is introduced.
  • ExploraVision Award is started in the U.S.
  • Family-care leave, child-care leave and short-time working hours systems are introduced.
  • Corporate Environmental Protection Council is established.
  • Toshiba Group Environmental Exhibition is started.
  • Toshiba Thai Foundation is established.
  • Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group and the slogan are established.
  • Toshiba Standards of Business Conduct and Toshiba International Standards of Conduct are established.
  • Toshiba America Foundation is established.
  • Basic Policy for Environmental Protection is established.
  • Environmental auditing is introduced.
  • Toshiba International Foundation is established.
  • Environmental Protection Center is established.
  • Toshiba Group Health and Safety Convention is introduced.
  • Toshiba Management Philosophy is established.
  • Consumers Department is established.

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