Toshiba is committed to playing a leading role in helping establish a sustainable society. At Toshiba, we recognize the Earth is an irreplaceable asset and we believe it is the duty of humankind to hand it over to future generations as we found it, if not in better condition. Accordingly, Toshiba promotes solid environmental management practices across all our products and business processes, focusing on:
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. and its parent company, Toshiba Corporation, have implemented manufacturing procedures and developed products to support industry environmental initiatives such as the RoHS Directive.
For more information on Toshiba's efforts to support customer requirements for RoHS -Compatible products, click here.
The Toshiba Americas Sustainability Report 2014 provides a concise summary of environmental and CSR highlights for the Americas businesses and initiatives taking place on a regional level. It features five years of historical environmental data and follows the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) G3 Reporting Framework.
Since 2004, Toshiba Group has issued its CSR Report by integrating social reporting into its Environmental Report which it started publishing since 1998. In 2014 Toshiba Corp., along with Toshiba America, Inc., published the third annual North American edition of the CSR Report.
Environment Report 2015 provides Toshiba's stakeholders and other interested parties with an authoritative resource on Toshiba Group's environmental policies, plans, programs and activities.
The report covers progress made in the course of the last year in such important areas as elimination of hazardous materials, management of chemicals, and the development of environmentally friendly technologies.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) considers environmental stewardship to be one of manage ment's primary responsibilities. TAEC is ISO14001 certified and recognizes the importance of using our natural resources effectively and finding new ways to create value for our customers while reducing impact on the environment. View TAEC's Environmental Policy.
Conflict minerals generally refer to tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold from mines and smelters that have directly or indirectly contributed to the financing of armed groups. Many of these armed groups are responsible for human rights violations. Specifically, some of the mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are controlled by militias responsible for atrocities that have been committed in that country's decades-long civil war, including acts of violence toward women and children. For humanitarian reasons, Toshiba supports the use of conflict-free minerals in its products. We have taken steps such as the development of a conflict minerals policy as well as surveying our suppliers to ensure sourcing of conflict-free minerals in the region.