5 Jun, 2012
TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced its Fifth Environmental Action Plan, covering the period from FY2012 to FY2015. The plan details Toshiba's latest action items on a global basis for realizing Environmental Vision 2050, a vision of the world in 2050 where people live affluent lifestyles in harmony with the Earth. Toward achieving this vision, Toshiba has defined specific environmental targets, among them FY2015 sales of outstanding environmentally conscious products that are six times higher than sales in FY2011. Toshiba aims to enhance value by using energy-efficient products and decrease environmental impacts in the manufacture and use of products.
The Fifth Environmental Action Plan targets global sales of outstanding environmentally conscious products, which Toshiba defines as Excellent ECP , with a value of 1,800 billion yen in FY2015, six times sales in FY2011, and sales of energy supply products with a value of 1,900 billion yen in the same year, 1.5 times FY2011.
The latest plan contains a notable number of new items, among them measures to increase biodiversity by building regional ecosystem networks in cooperation with regional communities, regional and global environmental communication by employees, and environmental education and human resources development. One target calls for training 2,000 "Toshiba eco-style leaders" to be responsible for promoting environmental awareness.
Toshiba, a company that aims to be an even stronger global contender and that is accelerating the pace of its expansion in the global market, contributes to the realization of a sustainable society by integrating business management and environmental management.
|Environmental efficiency||FY2012 Targets||FY2015 Targets|
|Total eco-efficiency (FY2000 baseline)||2.5||3.0|
|Product eco-efficiency (FY2000 baseline)||2.8||3.4|
|Business process eco-efficiency (FY2000 baseline)||1.35||1.5|
|Greening of Products  and Greening by Technology ||FY2012 Targets||FY2015 Targets|
|Total||Sales of Excellent ECPs||500 billion yen||1,800 billion yen|
|Sales of energy supply products with high environmental efficiency||1,360 billion yen||1,900 billion yen|
|Mitigation of climate change||Contribution to CO2 emissions reduction through eco products (Greening of Products) ||6 million ton||15 million ton|
|Contribution to CO2 emissions reduction through eco products (Greening by Technology) ||450 million ton||490 million ton|
|Efficient use of resources||Rate of reduction in resources used||33%||50%|
|Rate of use of recycled plastics||2.6%||3.0%|
|Chemical Management||Reduction of use of specified chemicals
(PVC, BFR )
|Abolition of use of all these substances in 20 products groups||Abolition of use of all these substances in 80 products groups |
|Greening of Process ||FY2012 Targets||FY2015 Targets|
|Mitigation of climate change||Total greenhouse gas emissions
|3.45 million tons
|4.39 million tons
|Total energy-derived CO2 emissions per unit production (FY2010 baseline)||96%||90%|
|Total CO2 emissions from product logistics per unit production (FY2010 baseline)||98%||95%|
|Efficient use of resources||Total volume of waste (FY2000 baseline)||107 thousand tons (65%)||117 thousand tons (71%)|
|Total waste generated per unit production (FY2010 baseline)||96%||90%|
|Percentage of final waste disposal sent to landfill (all Toshiba Group)||1.8%||0.5%|
|Volume of water received per unit production (FY2010 baseline)||96%||90%|
|Chemical Management||Total emissions (FY2000 baseline)||1,694 tons (66%)||1,967 tons (77%)|
|Volume per unit production (FY2010 baseline)||99%||95%|
|Green Management ||FY2012 Targets||FY2015 Targets|
|Biodiversity||Build regional ecosystem networks in cooperation with local communities to promote biodiversity at selected sites||Percentage of sites surveyed: 50%||Obvious results showing improved biodiversity|
|Environmental education, human resources development||Cultivate Toshiba eco-style leaders||200 eco-style leaders||2,000 eco-style leaders|
|Environmental communication||Promote "connected" environmental communication globally||Develop community of eco-aware employees||Promote "simultaneous environmental actions" in response to global environmental problems|
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