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Approach to the environment of "Materials & Devices Division"

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In 2016 the Paris Agreement, an international framework of the environment to replace the Kyoto Protocol, took effect with participation of developing countries. SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) was adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and many of the 17 goals were set as environmental goals. In addition, ESG (Environment, Society, Governance) is an indicator of corporate value, and many investors and funds are investing in companies with high index values. In this way, environmental efforts are increasingly emphasized both at the national level and at the enterprise level.
Under these circumstances, Toshiba Group will set "Environmental Vision 2050" and will contribute by product, service and manufacturing to realize "affluent lifestyles harmonized with the earth" in 2050.
As a concrete plan, we have formulated the "Environmental Action Plan" and in the "Sixth Environmental Action Plan" from 2017 to 2020 we are engaged in activities to protect the environment in two fields of business and management.
We "Materials & Devices Division" also set environmental basic policies as below to promote environmental activities.
Since we are providing materials and parts to customers, it is difficult to understand the contribution to the environment only by products, but customers adopt ceramic parts for EV, HEV, etc., to help improve the environmental performance of automobiles it is.
In addition, by supplying highly efficient magnetrons, customers are providing energy-efficient microwave ovens to end users.
Also, we are improving efficiency in manufacturing, reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, reducing waste generation, and reducing environmental impact. In addition, in the Hokkaido and Yokohama districts, we are developing "biodiversity conservation activities" that protect and manage rare living things, and we are doing activities such as sending these.
As a member of the Toshiba Group, we will continue to contribute to the conservation of the global environment from the materials and devices business fields.

Basic Environmental Policy

1. Promotion of environmental management

  • Position environmental efforts as one of the most important tasks of business management and promote environmental activities harmonized with the economy.
  • Because our offices are close to rivers and oceans, we will promote environmental accidents and comply with domestic and overseas environmental preservation laws and regulations.
  • We will raise awareness of employees through environmental education and awareness raising activities, and we will work on environmental activities by all.

2. Reduction of environmental burden

  • We will strive to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions originated from energy (per production unit) due to business activities by improving the manufacturing process and proper production control.
  • Promote efficient production and 3R, and reduce the amount of waste generated (per production unit).
  • We will reduce the total amount of chemical substances released (unit of production).
  • We promote the substitution Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Brominated flame retardant (BFR) and the 4 phthalate esters that have become new RoHS regulated substances.

3. Provide environmentally efficient products

  • As a business operator of material parts, we will develop and provide products with high eco-efficiency and strive to improve the value of the final products.

4. Cooperation with the community and society

  • We will promote mutual understanding with local communities and society and implement cooperative environmental activities.
  • Promote conservation of biodiversity by protecting and managing rare creatures (animals and plants).

April-1 2018
Toshiba Corporation
Materials & Devices Division
General Manager
Kenji Sasaki