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 Memory Corporation is pursuing creation of new values and symbiosis with the Earth. Also Toshiba Memory Corporation 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.
Toshiba Memory Corporation 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 NAND flash memory and SSD products from the design stage in harmony with economic activities. Toshiba Memory Corporation 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 NAND flash memory and SSDs are installed.
1. Compliance and sustainability
- 1) We position environmental preservation as one of managementʼs primary responsibilities and are continuously promoting environmental activities in harmony with economic activities.
- 2) Toshiba Memory Corporation complies with all applicable laws and regulations, industry guidelines it has endorsed, and its own standards concerning the environment.
- 3) Toshiba Memory Corporation 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.
Toshiba Memory Corporation strives to assess the environmental impact of its business activities including with regard to biodiversity, 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) We contribute to reducing environmental impact on society through product development according to high capacity, small-sized and resource-saving technologies, environmental assessment of products, and provision of NAND flash memory and SSDs by appropriate control of raw materials and reduction of material usage.;
- 2) Promoting reduction of our emission of greenhouse gases by developing energy saving technologies, productivity improvements, energy saving measures for power systems and manufacturing equipment, and other effective measures;
- 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. In terms of efficient water management, we cautiously use water resources withdrawing from the Kiso river water system, and discharge water after effective purification treatment;
- 4) Promoting risk reduction on environmental issues by appropriately controlling and using chemical substances and developing technologies to effectively reduce the use of certain chemical substances 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 Memory Corporation 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 NAND flash memory and SSD 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 Memory Corporation.
Toshiba Memory Corporation discloses this Statement of Environmental Philosophy to the public, promotes awareness of this Statement of Environmental Philosophy throughout Toshiba Memory Corporation, and promotes its business activities according to this Statement.
Revised on July 1, 2017
President, Toshiba Memory Corporation