The following is a list of major awards Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group won in FY2019. We received high evaluations on our environmental activities in Japan and abroad.
Japan Semiconductor Corporation's Oita Operations received the "Incentive Award" at the 11th Career Education Awards
The Career Education Awards were established by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2010 to encourage, promote and disseminate outstanding educational support initiatives and activities by industry.
Since 2004, Japan Semiconductor Corporation's Oita Operations has been involved in a project to support the formation of career plans by learning from semiconductor manufacturing. The project consists of programs that respond to the growth of children's learning, with semiconductors as the key, and offers programs that support the meaning of work and learning for a wide range of ages, from hands-on classes for elementary school students to internships for high school and university students.
Japan Semiconductor Corporation's Iwate Operations received the “FY2021 Minister of the Environment Award for Achievement in Community Environmental Beautification”
The Ministry of the Environment awards the "Commendations for Contributions in Environmental Conservation," "Commendation for Merits for Community Environmental Conservation," and "Commendation for Merits for Community Environmental Beautification," respectively, to persons or organizations that have made outstanding achievements in environmental conservation, community environmental conservation, and community environmental beautification.
Since 1993, Japan Semiconductor Corporation has conducted an annual volunteer cleanup program at its Iwate Operations (Kitakami City), in which employees, their families, and company employees stationed on the premises clean up city streets and parks. These activities were recognized for their contribution to the beautification of the local environment.
Japan Semiconductor Corporation's Iwate Operations received the "FY2020 Minister of the Environment's Award for Achievement in Promoting a Recycling-based Society"
The "Minister of the Environment's Award for Achievement in Promoting a Recycling-based Society" was established by the Ministry of the Environment in FY2006 to honor individuals, companies, and organizations that have made outstanding achievements in reducing the amount of waste generated (reduce), reusing (reuse), and appropriately promoting recycling (recycle), and to honor their achievements in order to help promote the formation of a recycling-oriented society.
At Japan Semiconductor Corporation's Iwate Operations, initiatives to "reduce the use of chemicals for wastewater treatment," "reduce wastewater treatment sludge," "reduce the use of chemicals for manufacturing," and "educate employees through various environmental activities" are carried out. This award was presented to the company for its significant contribution to the formation of a recycling-oriented society in the region.
Japan Semiconductor Corporation
Japan Semiconductor Corporation has now won awards four years in a row, having previously received the Incentive Award, Excellence Award, and the Minister of Environment Award at the same awards ceremony. As activities to educate employees, we are working to improve employees' environmental awareness through various initiatives such as setting energy-saving months (power facility tours, etc.) and holding idea recipe contests using ingredients that are usually discarded. Also, in collaboration with the Tohoku ESD Forum and Iwate University, and various bodies as represented by environmental education workshops for elementary school students, we are training environment-orientated human resources through contributing to society and communication with people outside the Group.
Excellent Enterprise Award for Environmental Human Resource Development: This award ceremony is sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment and the Environmental Human Resources Development Consortium (*1). Awards are given to companies who excel in their efforts to train in-house human resources who will lead environmental conservation and efforts to bring about a greener society and economy with the goal of achieving corporate management in harmony with the global environment.
(*1) A collaboration platform between industry, academia, and public and private sectors for promoting the training of environment-orientated human resources
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We are promoting biodiversity conservation activities with various stakeholders such as experts, NPOs, NGOs, local residents, and employees at 8 manufacturing bases nationwide, and our efforts based on their continuation and regional characteristics have now been awarded. Based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), our interest in biodiversity, and a rise in action, we will continue to promote activities that take advantage of the characteristics of each region.