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Top Management Commitment

We promote the environmentalmanagement practices as an all-purpose device manufacturer that contributes to resolving social issues.

Foreword

With the increasing seriousness of global environmental problems, such as global warming, we feel that it is vital to take advantage of opportunities to work cooperatively with others around the world in facing these challenges. For instance, we must join others in adopting the Paris Agreement at COP 21, adopting sustainable development goals (SDGs) as spelled out at the United Nations Summit, signing the United Nations Responsible Investment Principles (PRI) for Government Pension Investment Funds (GPIF), and commencing ESG (Environment, Society, Governance) investments.
With these opportunities in mind, the company, as a member of the Toshiba Group, promotes Toshiba’s “Environmental Vision 2050”*, which strives to create a society where human beings live in harmony with the globe by the year 2050. We are promoting environmental activities according to an environmental action plan that determines specific activities and target values.

Contributing to resolving social issues with device technology and low environmental burden manufacturing

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation was established in July 2017 as part of a reorganization within the Toshiba group. Its goal is to become a comprehensive device manufacturer of discrete semiconductors, mixed signal ICs, logic ICs, linear sensors, and hard disc drives, that meet our customers’ various needs and intended uses. For instance, in the automotive and industrial fields, our customers desire device technology that must not only ensure stability and safety, but also must conserve energy and resources (through miniaturization of equipment), increase efficiency, and enhance thermal countermeasures. Thus, we would like to engage in design of products with both the environmental and societal impact in mind. 
On our operations side, we have many manufacturing facilities within Japan as well as overseas. In particular, our proportion of Toshiba Group’s environmental impacts related to production - CO2 emissions, waste and water usage - is high, and this trend will expand as future business expansion. As such, we bear great responsibility in ensuring that our manufacturing processes are properly managed to minimize environmental impact in each region.
We encourage feedback from many sources, including our industrial and academic partners as well as our employees, on how we can continue to improve our environmental management practices, in addition to the energy-saving efforts, continued over many years.

Community Outreach

We seek to cultivate open and trusting relationships with the local communities in which we operate. For that reason, we engage in various community outreach activities. We visit neighborhood elementary schools to provide environmental awareness lessons to students. We engage in conservation efforts that help protect the habitats of endangered or threatened species. We also provide guided tours of our manufacturing facilities and give demonstrations about our environmental practices. In the future I would like to continue such activities while thinking about new ideas.

Statement of Environmental Philosophy of Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group

Vision

Recognizing Toshiba Group's Basic Policy for the Environment* that the Earth is an irreplaceable asset and it is humankind's duty to hand it on to future generations in a sound state, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group is pursuing creation of new values and symbiosis with the Earth. Also Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group contributes to the development of a sustainable society by promoting environmental activities designed to contribute to the realization of a world that is low-carbon, recycling-based and nature-harmonious.

Policy

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group considers environmental stewardship to be one of management's primary responsibilities, and promotes environmental activities proactively to reduce the environmental impact in the manufacturing process for semiconductor and hard disk drive (HDD) products from the design stage in harmony with economic activities. Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group strives to take the environment into consideration in its business activities such as development, manufacturing, sales, services, and disposal from life cycle perspective, and aims to contribute to society by supplying products that consider environmental impact, and by realizing energy saving and reduction of resource usage in equipment in which semiconductor and hard disk drive (HDD) products are installed.

1. Compliance and sustainability

  1. Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group complies with all applicable laws and regulations, industry guidelines it has endorsed, and its own standards concerning the environment.
  2. Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group strives to continuously improve and effectively apply its environmental management system through internal audits and reviews in order to enhance environmental activities level and environmental performances.

2.Execution

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group strives to assess the environmental impact of its business activities including with regard to biodiversity which comprehend development, procurement, manufacturing and sales, set objectives and targets with respect to the reduction of environmental impact, pollution prevention and development of energy saving technologies, and execute proactive environmental measures including the following:

  1. Striving to create and supply semiconductor and hard disk drive (HDD) products that consider environmental impact through the development of energy-saving and resource-saving designs, and by the restriction of the amounts and types of chemical substances contained in products;
  2. Promoting reduction of our contribution to global warming by implementing productivity improvements, reducing our emission of greenhouse gases, developing and implementing energy-saving technologies for power systems and manufacturing equipment, along with establishing guidelines to track our progress in these issues;
  3. Contributing to a recycling-based society through efforts to promote 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) measures proactively along with improving productivity, developing technologies to reduce, reuse or recycle resources used during our manufacturing processes, and establishing guidelines related to our waste and recycling, while also promoting efficient utilization of natural resources by implementing measures aiming to reduce waste generation and water intake;
  4. Promoting risk reduction on environmental issues by appropriately restricting and using chemical substances, developing technologies to effectively reduce the use of certain chemical substances, and establishing guidelines for our chemical usage, along with making efforts to reduce the total amount of chemical substances released into the environment and the amount of chemical substances treated;
  5. In order to preserve biodiversity, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group strives to assess and mitigate the environmental impact of its business activities on biodiversity and seeks to make a better contribution to society;
  6. Facilitating mutual understanding with stakeholders by disclosing information through public relations, exhibitions, and mass-media regarding semiconductor and hard disk drive (HDD) products from the energy-saving viewpoint, and collaborating with local communities and society at large;
  7. Striving to enhance the awareness of employees with respect to environmental management, and considering the environment in business activities and processes throughout the Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group.

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group discloses this Statement of Environmental Philosophy to the public, promotes awareness of this Statement of Environmental Philosophy throughout Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group, and promotes its business activities according to this Statement.

Revised on 1st Apr, 2018
Hiroshi Fukuchi

President, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation

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