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Current Status of Environmental Impact and Environmental Targets and Outcomes

*These targets and outcomes are the one by former Toshiba Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company. (Includes former Toshiba Corporation Yokkaichi Operations )

Current Status of Environmental Impact

The Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company Group strives to improve environmental efficiency by analyzing its impact on the environment, utilizing the environmental management information system.

The status of Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company Group’s environmental impact in FY2015 is described below. Please refer to chapter 3 “Business Activities to Promote the Reduction of Environmental Impact”  (PDF: 4257KB) regarding some of our specific initiatives currently ongoing in our efforts to reduce the impact of our business activities on the environment.

The status of Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company Group’s environmental impact in FY2015

(*1)TJ: tera (1012) joule
(*2) Water recycling rate: (required feed water - water supplied) / (required feed water) X 100 (%). (as defined by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association))
(*3) Electrical CO2 emissions coefficient are used to calculate energy-originated CO2 emissions (in Japan, 5.54 t-CO2/10,000 kWh in FY2014). Overseas electricity is based on the GHG Protocol.
(*4) PRTR: Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Law of Japan

Targets and Outcomes

The Toshiba Group has enhanced its environmental activity level by expanding action items and numbers of involved worksites in several stages since the first environmental action plan established in 1993. Today, we are making efforts to be an enterprise that contributes to the sustainable lifestyles of individuals and society based on the fifth environmental action plan, which has its term from FY2012 to FY2016.

In this chapter, we will introduce the achievements of FY2015 plan and our plans in FY2016.

Achievement of FY2015 plan by the Toshiba Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company Group

As shown in the table below, we achieved all target items in FY2015. To meet reduction targets of greenhouse gases, we introduced inter-departmental energy conservation activity measures and removal facilities for PFC gases.  We also developed measures for the reduction of waste based on the 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle) principle. In regards to the reduction of chemical emissions and substances, we instituted recycling and chemical reduction plans.

Item Indicator FY2015
Plan Result Evaluation Activities to achieve plan
Reduction of energy-originated CO2 emissions*1 Total emissions 1,998 thousand ton-CO2 or less 1,797 thousand ton-CO2 Reduction activities promoted by the Cross-platform energy saving project
Reductions of total emissions of certain greenhouse gases, excluding CO2*2 Total emissions 464 thousand ton-CO2 or less 378 thousand ton-CO2 Reduction activities promoted by the PFC Reduction WG
Emissions of chemical substances to air and water (total amount) Total emissions 1,040 ton or less 825 ton Installed VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) abatement systems, and the like
Chemical substances treated (total amount)*4 Total handled amount 54.1 thousand ton or less 47.4 thousand ton Promoting chemical substances recycling at waste water tretment, and the like
Total waste amount *3 Total amount of waste generated minus amount of valuable waste 47.1 thousand ton or less 44.3 thousand ton Promoting metal materials recycling, and the like
Reduction in the total amount of waste generated Total waste generated 90.4 thousand ton or less 77.7 thousand ton Promoting waste recycling
Reduction of water intake Amount of water intake 35,798 thousand m3 or less 31,202 thousand m3 Promoting waste water recycling, and the like
Biodiversity preservation activities Preservation and measurement of objective species at all targeted sites All sites All sites Promoting biodiversity activities based on local experts advice

(○: Achieved target)

Supplementary notes:
*1: Electrical CO2 emissions coefficient are used to calculate energy-originated CO2 emissions (in Japan, 5.54 t- CO2/10,000 kWh in FY2014). Overseas electricity is based on the GHG Protocol.
*2: The subject substances: based on Global Warming Countermeasures Act, Emission quantity calculation methods: based on 2006 IPCC guidelines, Global Warming Potential (GWP) coefficient: Based on IPCC 4th evaluation report.
*3: The waste amount is remaining after valuable materials are subtracted from the total amount of waste generated.

Plans Post FY2016 by the Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company Group

Below chart is FY2016 environmental performance plan.

We can expect a higher demand for our products as the market for smart-phone storage systems, data centers and other application fields increase in the future.  We anticipate the increase of environmental loads as a result of expanding our production capabilities. But at the same time, we will conduct effective energy conservation investments in new lines, enhance efficient raw material use, and for chemical substances to promote resource conservation and waste recycling all in the effort to reduce environmental loads.

Item Indicator FY2016
Plan
Reduction of energy-originated CO2 emissions *1 Total emissions
2,025 thousand ton-CO2 or less
Reductions of total emissions of certain greenhouse gases, excluding CO2 *2 Total emissions 471 thousand ton-CO2 or less
Emissions of chemical substances to air and water
 (total amount)
Total emissions 1,020 ton or less
Chemical substances treated (total amount) Total handled amount 50.0 thousand ton or less
Total waste amount *3
Total amount of waste generated minus amount of valuable waste
50.1 thousand ton or less
Reduction in the total amount of waste generated   
Total waste generated 86.3 thousand ton or less
Reduction of water intake Amount of water intake 34,000 thousand m3 or less
Biodiversity Preservation Activity Number of objective sites (measurement and preservation activities) 7 sites

Supplementary notes:
*1: Electrical CO2 emissions coefficient are used to calculate energy-originated CO2 emissions (in Japan, 5.54 t- CO2/10,000 kWh in FY2014). Overseas electricity is based on the GHG Protocol.
*2: The subject substances: based on Global Warming Countermeasures Act, Emission quantity calculation methods: based on 2006 IPCC guidelines, Global Warming Potential (GWP) coefficient: Based on IPCC 4th evaluation report.
*3: The waste amount is remaining after valuable materials are subtracted from the total amount of waste generated.

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