As a global company with many diverse businesses, we believe we have an obligation to reduce our impact on the environment through our products, technologies and manufacturing processes. Toshiba is guided by Environmental Vision 2050— our view of the world in the middle of the 21st century that imagines technological advancements and sound environmental principles that ensure a comfortable standard of living and a sustainable planet for future generations.
To help us visualize our approach toward realizing a sustainability society, Toshiba developed T-Compass. Each coordinate of the compass corresponds with each area of focus. In FY2015, Toshiba companies in the Americas continued to implement actions to improve our environmental footprint, guided by T-Compass.
Minimizing consumption of natural resources
Toshiba strives to create resource-efficient products, including the use of recycled materials and plant-derived materials wherever possible. Additionally we continue to increase the recycling volume of end-of-life products and packaging.
Minimizing the risks posed by chemical substances
Toshiba has taken several steps. We ceased the use of specific chemicals in our products including mercury, cadmium and lead, certain brominated flame retardants, and polyvinyl chloride—all considered potentially harmful to human health—and substituted alternative, safer materials. In addition, we require our suppliers to conduct environmental assessments on the chemicals contained in the materials and parts supplied, and to report adherence to Toshiba’s standards.
Minimizing water consumption
Toshiba assesses its processes and facilities and implements water savings programs where feasible.
Minimizing energy consumption
Toshiba continues to seek energy saving opportunities at its offices and manufacturing facilities.
To learn more about Social and Environmental activities please download our regional 2017 Sustainability Report for the Americas.
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