Caring for the earth and its inhabitants is at the very heart of everything Toshiba does - and one of the many ways the company innovates and strives to be at the forefront of efforts in reducing the environmental impacts of its business activities.
The impact of human activities on the environment exceeds the environmental capacity of the Earth, bringing about such crises as global warming and depletion of natural resources and jeopardizing the global ecosystem. It is necessary to realize a sustainable society by carrying out initiatives aimed at a low-carbon society, a recyclingbased society, and a society that coexists with nature.
Toshiba Group manages its business operations as a corporate citizen of planet Earth with the future of the world in mind. Underlying this commitment is a corporate culture that emphasizes “integrity,” which means soundness and sincerity. We have formulated the Toshiba Group Environmental Vision 2050 to realize a vision of a world in which “People lead richer lifestyles in harmony with the Earth” by 2050.
Eco-efficiency for business processes
The goal of Toshiba Group is to increase eco-efficiency for business processes. In line with this, and in addition to the Environmental Conscious Products (ECP) concept, Toshiba Medical Systems applies this approach also when it comes to construction of buildings in order to reduce CO2 emissions, reduce consumption of municipal water, and restore the natural cycle by draining rainwater into the ground. As significant measures to recycle water, we introduced a water-permeable construction and a grey-water system. We have also employed measures such as installation of energy-saving light fixtures to significantly reduce the amount of CO2 emitted due to the consumption of electricity.