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Participation in External CSR Organizations

Active Participation in and Cooperation with External CSR Organizations

Toshiba Group promotes participation and collaboration with external CSR organizations, industry associations, government, international organizations and NGOs.

UN Global Compact

Then President Tadashi Okamura signed the Global Compact in January 2004.
Then President Tadashi Okamura signed the Global Compact in January 2004.

In January 2004 Toshiba joined the United Nations Global Compact, pledging to adhere to universal principles covering human rights, labor and the environment. The Global Compact is a voluntary corporate citizenship initiative proposed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1999 at the World Economic Forum (annual meeting in Davos). The Global Compact envisages that in the course of business, companies' fulfillment of their corporate social responsibilities through compliance with internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption will lead to the emergence of a sustainable global economy.

As a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, in 2007, Toshiba participated as an advisory to the project utilizing GRI guidelines for "Communication on Progress (COP)", a report of the progress on the implementation of Global Compact principles.

Toshiba clarifies the implementation progress of the ten principles of the Global Compact by submitting a COP advanced level report once per year.

United Nations Global Compact "Communication on Progress (COP)"

United Nations Global Compact

10 Principles of the UN Global Compact

Human Rights

  1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  2. make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labor Standards

  1. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  2. the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
  3. the effective abolition of child labor; and
  4. the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


  1. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  2. undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  3. encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies


  1. Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.

The Ten Principles

RBA Membership

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) is the electronics industry's CSR promotion organization committed to fulfill CSR for labor, occupational health and safety, the environment, and ethical standards throughout the supply chain. It is founded in October, 2004, and as of April 2017 110 companies all over the world have joined. Toshiba Joined in June 2011 to promote supply chain CSR based on global standard.

  • *In October,2017,EICC changed to RBA.



Participation in the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an international platform which brings together corporate CEOs, political leaders, scholars, journalists, and others who take global leadership roles to discuss important issues facing the world such as those related to the environment, energy, and health etc.

Toshiba Group participated in the forum as a Partner and the Toshiba representative served as a co-chairman at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Currently, we are participating as a managing company in the Infrastructure & Urban Development Community Initiative, which discusses how to achieve sustainable infrastructure and economic development, as well as in the Future of Production Initiative, which assesses future possibilities of the manufacturing industry, and the Future of Energy Initiative, which discusses more sustainable and affordable energy. We also actively participate in regional meetings held in countries around the world in order to contribute to solving problems unique to individual regions.

World Economic Forum

Participation in the STS Forum

The Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum is a platform which aims to ensure appropriate development of science and technology, gathers scientists, policymakers, business leaders, journalists, and others in one place to discuss and exchange opinions about issues related to science and technology as well as society from the perspective that these are issues shared by humanity. Toshiba has participated in the STS Forum since 2004.

In addition to attending annual general conferences, we also participate in science and technology dialogues held in countries around the world, including India and Kenya.

STS Forum

Participation in BSR

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is a global nonprofit organization for CSR activities which is established in the U.S. in 1992. 250 or more global organizations and companies had participated as a member, and Toshiba joined in 2003.
We engaged in stakeholder dialogues facilitated by BSR, and participated in Study Forums on human rights and supply chain CSR.



Participation in CBCC

Council for Better Corporate Citizenship (CBCC) is an association, established in 1989 by Keidanren (Federation of Economic Organizations), which supports Japanese company to be accepted by regional communities as "Good corporate citizen" as well as promotes CSR activities in practice. Toshiba joined CBCC from its establishment, and currently takes part in activity as a member of planning committee.


Supports and to promote recommendations of Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

TCFD is a private-sector-led task force established in 2015 by the Financial Stability Board in order to enhance climate-related information disclosure of companies. Toshiba Group expresses its support for the TCFD's recommendations released in 2017, and will actively disclose information on financial impacts of climate change. Additionally, Toshiba Group has become a member of the TCFD Consortium, a Tokyo-based initiative dedicated to promoting the goals of the TCFD, a step which leads to the enhancement of our own ESG information disclosure.



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