Regulations for chemical substances related to products are enforced or scheduled to be enacted in all countries around the world. Amongst recent developments relating to substances subject to the EU RoHS Directive, in addition to the six substances currently regulated (Pb, Hg, Cd, Cr 6+, PBB, PBDE), four phthalate esters (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP) were added (July 22, 2019). In response to such developments, the company has already completed substitution for the four phthalate esters.
The corporate group will continue to gather information on the latest domestic and overseas trends of policies and regulations concerning chemical substances contained in products, promote alternatives for chemical substances that may become subject to various regulatory restrictions and review our established “procurement prohibited substances” and “procurement controlled substances” to reflect our Green Procurement Guidelines.
Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation Group regulations relating to management of chemical substances in products.
We set voluntary control values stricter than legal regulations in respect of the environmental burden of emissions to the atmosphere, or to bodies of water, and comply with these at each site. In FY2019, however, a total of three problems relating to environmental laws and regulations occurred, including drainage problems at some plants and administrative permits and notification omissions. We will once again strive for flawless legal compliance and thorough risk management with all our employees of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation Group abide by regulations relating to management of chemical substances in manufacturing.