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Corporate Citizenship Activities of Product Operation

In the Toshiba Corporation Energy Systems & Solutions Company, each product operation and affiliated company are implementing Corporate Citizenship Activities as a member of their communities.

Energy saving event FY2016

Keihin Product Operations

From February 13th to 16th 2017, Keihin Product Operations conducted the energy saving patrol as a part of energy saving month. Through the patrol, we promoted the energy saving by providing know-how to save energy usage and simultaneously by appreciating them as a good model activity.

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Energy saving activity(Switch the lighting off)
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Hamakawasaki Operations

On February 20th, Hamakawasaki Operations conducted the energy saving patrol as a part of energy saving month. As for the electric furnace, which is expected to use a lot of energy, they operate it by setting the proper temperature and timing for the effective energy usage when they switch products and manage to use it sequentially in order not to waste a lot of energy when it is restarted. The head of Hamakawasaki Operations encouraged them to promote the energy saving activity continuously. 

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Energy saving patrol
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Creating forest activities in water sources, Kawasaki town, Miyagi prefecture

On November 5th, 2016, “Festival of Creating forest in water sources in Kawasaki town” was held by Kawasaki town, Miyazaki prefecture. 27 employees Tohoku branch including 7 employees from Energy Systems & Solutions Company participated and experienced pruning and thinning tree. All participants promoted their health through pruning and thinning activities and shared the fruitful time for creating fresh forest.

Kawasaki town, located at the upper stream of Natori water system including Kamafusa dam lake, it occupies 80 % forest of city area, therefore people address to promote forest development actively for the future as a city of water source.

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Pruning and thinning trees

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Cleanup activities in Kamafusa dam lake, water source of Sendai city

On October 1st, 2016, cleanup activities were held in Kamafusa dam lake, important water source in Sendai city, hosted by the water department of Sendai city municipal office. 90 people participated in total including 11 employees from Energy Systems & Solution Company, Tohoku branch.

Participants collected and separated combustible/non-combustible wastes and recyclable wastes. All the participants understood the importance of water source conservation. It was a beneficial time in terms of keeping the safety and high quality water supply.

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Collecting waste

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Cleanup activities in the local community of Chubu branch in Nagoya

On August 25th 2016, Chubu branch in Nagoya city, implemented cleanup activity in surroundings water way and road near Chubu branch, as a part of Toshiba Group CSR activities. 30 people participated in the cleanup event from the Chubu branch including 2 people from Energy Systems & Solutions Company. We collected garbage especially empty cans and empty pet bottles. Finally we collected 3 bags wastes.

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Chugoku branch Ota river cleanup activity

On July 24th 2016, we participated in Ota river cleanup activity held by Hiroshima city. After the greeting from Mr. Matsui, Mayor of Hiroshima city, and the ceremony of award of river protection group, roughly 1000 participants cleaned with holding waste bags in extreme heat condition. Mr. Sageshima, representative of Chugoku branch, and 9 employees including 2 employees from Energy Systems & Solutions company participated in this event.

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Ceremony

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Cleanup activity

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Environmental month activity

<Keihin Product Operations>

On June 15th 2016, Keihin Product Operations implemented cleanup activity of commuting route as a part of environmental month. 509 employees from Keihin Product Operations participated in this event and cleaned up commuting routes and the parking lot. We collected 29 bags of waste plastic, 27 bags of combustible waste and 2 bags of empty cans.

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Cleanup activity at Keihin Product Operations

<Hamakawasaki Operations>

On June 22nd 2016,  Hamakawasaki Operations implemented cleanup activity of commuting routes and collected 30kg garbage. 20 employees working at Hakmakawasaki Operations contributed cleanup our surroundings.

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Cleanup activity at Hamakawasaki Operations

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Cleanup activities in the local community of Chubu branch in Nagoya

On March 16th 2016, Chubu branch in Nagoya city, implemented cleanup activity in the local community, as a part of Toshiba Group CSR activities. 23 people participated in the cleanup event from the Chubu branch including 2 people from Power Systems Company. We collected garbage such as empty can and cigarette butts, and contributed cleanup their surroundings.

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Cleanup at Oshigiri park

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Cleanup near Oshigiri park

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Cleanup Oshigiri southern park

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Cleanup near Oshigiri southern park

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Keihin Product Operations Biodiversity activity

On March 8th 2016, Keihin water front excursion event was held at Keihin Product Operations by Yokohama city. 36 people including from the government and local residents, participated in the event and they made an inspection green area at the southern side of building 9 in the main site and garden area in the turbine site. The maintenance was highly esteemed and we got advised about how to utilize a pond and a water tank in terms of biodiversity.

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At Keihin Product Operations
(In front of building 9)

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Garden at turbine site

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Keihin Product Operations energy saving event

On February 10th 2016, Keihin Product Operations held “Air-conditioner OFF event” as a part of energy saving month. It will raise employee’s energy saving awareness by turning the air-conditioner and electric heating systems off at the office and workshop.

Global engineering and manufacturing center air-confitioner control panel

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Switch on

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Switch off

In addition, energy saving petrol was conducted at Keihin Product Operations as a part of energy saving month, and we turned off the lighting which is not being used and promoted to keep 22 degrees celcius of air conditioner,

Keihin Product Operations building in a hallway

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Switch on

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Chugoku branch cleanup activity

On December 4th 2015, Chugoku branch held cleanup activity as a part of CSR activity in Toshiba. 43 people participated in Chugoku branch including 2 people from Power Systems Company. They collected garbage such as empty bottle, cans and cigarette butts and contributed to keep their surroundings clean.

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Instruction for the activity

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Clean up

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Creating forest activities in water sources, Kawasaki town, Miyagi prefecture

On November 7th 2015, "Festival of Creating forest in water sources in Kawasaki town" was held by Kawasaki town, Miyazaki prefecture. 6 people from Power Systems Company Tohoku branch participated and experienced pruning and thinning trees.

It was chilly and cloudy, but all participants promote their health through pruning and thinning activities and shared the fruitful time for creating fresh forest.

Kawasaki town, located at the upper stream of Natori water system including Kamafusa dam lake, it occupies 80 % forest of city area, therefore people addresses to promote forest development actively as a city of water source. In addition, this forest is the main waster source supplying to Sigma Power Sendai hydraulic power plant.

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Constructing pathway

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Forest development activity in Chubu branch, “Toshiba group 150 million trees development activity”

On October 24th 2015, forest development activity was held near Mizusawa water treatment plant of Yokkaichi city, as a part of “Toshiba group 150 million trees development activity”. This activity was co-hosted by Chubu branch, Yokkaichi operations and Mie operations.144 people including children and their parents participated, and 21 people were from Chubu-branch and an affiliated company of Power Systems Company. They had opportunities not only planting activities, but also thinning operations and delivering the lecture by instructors.

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Planting activity

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Pruning and thinning operation

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Toshiba Forest (in Ohira, Miyagi prefecture) 6th tree planting activity

On October 3rd 2015, "Toshiba Forest (Ohira) 6th tree planting activity" was held in Ohira village of Miyagi prefecture with the participation of Toshiba Group staff and their families, as part of the campaign for "Toshiba 1.5 million tree planting". From Power Systems Company, 21 people including children and their parents from an affiliated company participated. Under the leadership of Miyagi Forest Instructors Association, they installed a nest box, built a construction pathway and developed rest area. In addition, they observed nature and had an experience of nature craft.

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Constructing pathway

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Holding environmental exchange meeting with Yokohama city

On August 31st 2015, environmental and energy meeting with Yokohama city administration was held in Keihin Products Operations. Keihin Product Operations explained power systems contributing energy saving and environmental and energy saving activities in the site. The discussion regarding energy supplying such as stand by private power generation systems and BCP(Business Continuity Planning) were made.

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Meeting

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Factory tour 1

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Factory tour 2

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Clean up activities in the local community of Tohoku branch in Miyagi

On June 12th 2015, Tohoku branch in Miyagi Prefecture implemented cleanup activities by all employees in the road from Nishikicho Park to Tohoku branch after the evacuation training at Tohoku branch.

20 employees in Toshiba Power Systems Company participated in this activity and contributed to keep streets clean by picking up trash.

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Cleanup near branch

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Nishikicho Park 1

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Nishikicho Park 2

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Keihin Product Operations energy-saving event

On February 18th 2015, Keihin Product Operations implemented turning lights off event in all office and design area as Japanese energy-saving month. By turning lights off manually even in automatic lighting system and providing feedback the effects of activity, the site worked to raise energy-saving awareness of employees.

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Cleanup activities in the local community of Chubu branch in Nagoya

On December 5th, 2014 Chubu branch in Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture, implemented cleanup activities in the local community, as a part of "Toshiba Group CSR global action". December 5th is the International Volunteer Day and Toshiba Group held various voluntary events around the world to improve CSR consciousness of employees and enhance a sense of solidarity. 8 people participated in the cleanup event from Chubu branch including 2 people from Power Systems Company Group and collected garbage such as empty can and fallen leaves. We continue our efforts to contribute to the society as a member of local communities.

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cleanup roads close to the branch office

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cleanup walking roads

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Creating forest activities in water sources, Kawasaki machi, Miyagi prefecture

On November 8th, 2014, "Festival of Creating forest in water sources in Kawasaki machi" was held by Kawasaki machi, Miyazaki prefecture. 6 people from Power Systems Company Tohoku branch participated and experienced pruning and thinning.

The event was favored by good weather and all the participants learnt the needs of both health promotion and financial supports through purchasing wood products, as well as continuous pruning and thinning activities, for creating fresh forest.

In kawasaki machi, located at the upper stream of Natori water system including Kamafusa dam lake, forests account for 80 % of city area, therefore people addresses promotion of forest actively. This festival aims at developing understandings of forest roles, and raising awareness of growing forests of participants. It was second time for Tohoku branch to take part in this event following last year.

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Cleanup activities in Kamafusa dam lake, water source of Sendai city

On October 4th, 2014, cleanup activities were held in Kamafusa dam lake, important water source in Sendai city, hosted by the water department of Sendai city municipal office. 70 people participated in total including 4 people from Power Systems Company, Tohoku branch.

Participants collected and separated combustible/non-combustible wastes and recyclable wastes. All the participants understood the importance of water source conservation. It was a beneficial time in terms of helping to keep the safety and high quality water supply.

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Kamafusa dam lake

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Toshiba Forest (in Ohira, Miyagi prefecture) 5th tree planting activity

On October 4th, 2014, "Toshiba Forest (Ohira) 5th tree planting activity" was held in Ohira village of Miyagi prefecture with the participation of Toshiba Group staff and their families, as part of the campaign for "Toshiba 1.5 million tree planting". From Power Systems Company, 18 people including children and their parents from an affiliated company participated.

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constructing pathway

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Toshiba Forest (in Isehara, Kanagawa prefecture) Fifth tree planting activity

On November 9th, 2013, Keihin Product Operation implemented "Toshiba Forest (Isehara) Fifth tree planting activity" in Isehara city of Kanagawa prefecture as a labor-management cooperation event.
84 employees and their families of Keihin Product Operation participated the event and planted 1,650 trees.

Toshiba group is developing the campaign for planting 1.5 million trees to contribute to the environmental protection. As one of the campaign, Keihin Product Operation has promoted the forest improvement of about 150 hectare at Oyama mountain in Isehara city, and planted 8,800 trees for 5 years as a "Forest Restoration Partner" of Kanagawa prefecture.

Keihin Product Operation received comments from the participants such as "It was my first experience to use a hoe, but I enjoyed so much", and "we had a great experience for the children's future".
Participants enjoyed the event in closeness to nature.

Keihin Product Operations will continue the improvement of Toshiba Forest (Isehara).

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planting trees

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Acceptance of trainees into the environmental internship of Kanagawa prefecture

Kanagawa prefecture is, for the purpose of fostering personnel who has motivation and practical ability to implement environment protection and to solve environmental concerns, implementing "Environmental internship training".

Keihin Product Operations is supporting this training and accepting students every year.

In the training, students experienced various environmental activities of Keihin Product Operations and enriched their understanding through experiencing Toshiba environmental audit and daily check of drains, and accompanying a site visit to an industrial waste disposal contractor.

We received positive remarks from these internship trainees and had a fulfilling training.
These are the remarks from the internship trainees;

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experiencing Toshiba environmental audit

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daily check of drains

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Energy-saving activity at Keihin Product Operations

Keihin Product Operations implemented energy-saving patrol in February, Japanese Energy-saving month.
We check the waste of energy such as the air leak of plumbing and the light left on without any needs, put an energy-saving sticker and work on energy-saving thoroughly.

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energy-saving patrol

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Support for Kanagawa prefecture declaration regarding reduction of plastic shopping bag consumption

Keihin Product Operations is supporting Kanagawa prefecture declaration regarding reduction of plastic shopping bag consumption since fiscal year 2009. Posters to enlighten the reduction of plastic bag consumption are posted in operations premises to increase employees' awareness. Please click on the link to see the effort into reduction of plastic bag consumption made by Kanagawa prefecture.

Kanagawa prefecture's effort into reduction of plastic shopping bag consumption (in Japanese)Pages showing this mark will open in a separate window

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Inside of company store

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Shinta (Character name)

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Exhibition at Environment Month Panel Exhibitions of Yokohama City

We participated in "Environment Month Panel Exhibitions" held by Yokohama city in June 2009, and introduced the effort of Keihin Product Operations into environmental activities.

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Exhibitions

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Award-winning of Kanagawa Global Environment Award in Fiscal Year 2008

Kanagawa Global Environment Award is an award given by Kanagawa prefecture and the Kanagawa Conference for the Promotion of Global Environmental Preservation to individuals and groups in recognition of distinguished achievement in practical activities for global environmental protection. Keihin Product Operations was evaluated for its development of the product effective to reduce CO2 emissions amount by producing equipments for thermal power, hydroelectric power, nuclear power and new energy and also the active effort into reduction of environmental load from business activities.

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Certificate of merit

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Award ceremony

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Appearance in "Eco Porto (Yokohama Environmental activities information web site)" of Environmental Planning Bureau, City of Yokohama

Keihin Product Operations was introduced in the Yokohama businesses' environmental activities report for "Eco Porto (Yokohama Environmental activities information web site)" of Environmental Planning Bureau, City of Yokohama (Please see the article on May 22nd, 2008: Eco Porto List of newly arrived contents)

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(List of newly arrived contents)(in Japanese)

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Holding of exchange meeting with Odawara city environmental department

In October 2007, Keihin Product Operations invited Odawara citizens for the plant tour and demonstrated our approach to 3R in the opportunity of the citizens backstage tour held by Environmental Policy Division, Environmental Department of Odawara city.

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Exchange meeting of Odawara city
environmental department and Odawara citizens

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Expansion of Umishiba park

Keihin Product Operations supports the "Keihin afforestation" project of Yokohama city, and expanded "Umishiba park" in May 2006.

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Director of Tsurumi ward and general
manager of Keihin Product Operations
at opening ceremony

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Scenery from park

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Award-winning of "Chairman prize of 3R Promotion Council" in Fiscal Year 2006.

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3R Promotion Council

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Example of community cleaning activities

Keihin Product Operations' commuter line cleaning in June 2010

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Street cleaning by Hokuriku branch

The Power Systems Company is actively participating to community cleaning activities held by each branch.

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Street cleaning by Hokuriku branch
(Toyama city)

Street cleaning around Atsugi technology development center of Toshiba Plant Systems and Services Corporation in June 2010

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