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Current Status of Environmental Impact and Environmental Targets and Outcomes

*These outcomes before FY2016 are the one by former Toshiba Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company. (Includes former Toshiba Corporation Yokkaichi Operations ), FY2017 targets are the one by Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group.

Current Status of Environmental Impact

The company group utilizes the environmental management information system introduced by the Toshiba Group, and manages and analyzes the environmental impact within the group in order to develop effective environmental conservation measures.

The status of Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group’s environmental impact in FY2016 is described below. Please refer to chapter 3 “Reduction of Environmental Impact in manufacturing” (P13) (PDF: 3896KB) 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 Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group’s environmental impact in FY2016

(*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) CO2 Emission coefficient: In line with the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures and Law Concerning the Rational Use of Energy (town and city gas unit thermal quantities use values provided by suppliers).
Electricity consumed in Japan based on data from The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan (The receiving end). Overseas electricity consumption based on the GHG Protocol.
(*4) NOx, SOx: Values pertain to sites in 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 FY2016 plan and our plans in FY2017 based on the sixth environmental action plan from FY2017.

Achievement of FY2016 plan by the Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group (*1)

As shown in the table below, we achieved all target items in FY2016. To meet reduction targets of greenhouse gases, we introduced inter-departmental energy conservation activity measures and promote reduced PFC gas emissions. 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 FY2016
Plan Result Evaluation
Reduction of energy-originated CO2 emissions *2 Total emissions 1,954 thousand ton or less 1,795 thousand ton
Reductions of total emissions of certain greenhouse gases, excluding CO2 *3 Total emissions 471 thousand ton or less 413 thousand ton
Emissions of chemical substances to air and water
(total amount)
Total emissions 1,020 ton or less 915 ton
Chemical substances treated
(total amount)
Total emissions 49.0 thousand ton or less 48.5 thousand ton
Total waste amount *4 Total amount of waste generated minus amount of valuable waste 50.1 thousand ton or less 48.8 thousand ton
Reduction in the total amount of waste generated Total waste generated 86.3 thousand ton or less 79.0 thousand ton
Reduction of water intake Amount of water intake 34 million m3 or less 28.6 million m3
Biodiversity preservation activities Preservation and measurement of objective species at all targeted sites All sites All sites

Above values include sites in and outside Japan.

Supplementary notes:
*1 Above values include Toshiba Memory Corporation.
*2 Electrical CO2 emissions coefficient are used to calculate energy-originated CO2 emissions (in Japan, 5.31 t- CO2/10,000 kWh). Overseas electricity is based on the GHG Protocol.
*3 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.
*4 The waste amount is remaining after valuable materials are subtracted from the total amount of waste generated.

Plans Post FY2017 by Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group (*1)

Below chart is FY2017 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 enhanced efficient raw material use, and chemical substances to promote resource conservation and waste recycling all in efforts to reduce environmental loads.

Item Indicator FY2017
Plan
Reduction of energy-originated CO2 emissions *2 Total emissions
664 thousand ton or less
Reductions of total emissions of certain greenhouse gases, excluding CO2 *3 Total emissions 163 thousand ton or less
Emissions of chemical substances to air and water
 (total amount)
Total emissions 241 ton or less
Total waste amount *4
Total amount of waste generated minus amount of valuable waste 11.3 thousand ton or less
Reduction in the total amount of waste generated   
Total waste generated 18.7 thousand ton or less
Reduction of water intake Amount of water intake 15.8 million m3 or less
Biodiversity Preservation Activity Number of objective sites (measurement and preservation activities) 9 sites

Above values include sites in and outside Japan.

Supplementary notes:
*1 Above values do not include Toshiba Memory Corporation.
*2 Electrical CO2 emissions coefficient are used to calculate energy-originated CO2 emissions (in Japan, 5.31 t- CO2/10,000 kWh). Overseas electricity is based on the GHG Protocol.
*3 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.
*4 The waste amount is remaining after valuable materials are subtracted from the total amount of waste generated.

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