PR – Environmental management, as practiced by Toshiba Group, aims to contribute to sustainable development with two aspects: firstly, creating new values through products and, secondly, pursuing symbiosis with the Earth by reducing environmental impacts throughout
business processes and products.
In January 1989 Toshiba established the Basic Policy for Environmental Protection founded on the recognition that the Earth is an irreplaceable asset and it is humankind’s duty to hand it on to future generations in a sound state. In ﬁ scal 1993 Toshiba launched its ﬁ rst Voluntary Envi-
ronmental Plan, a ﬁve-year action plan. Subsequently, we have expanded the scope of our activities while setting increasingly tough targets.
Since fiscal 2005, we have been implementing the Fourth Voluntary Environmental Plan P42 focused on enhancement of product eco-efﬁ ciency and business process innovation to attain the goals set by the Envi-ronmental Vision 2010 P41 for which a new indicator, eco-efﬁ ciency, was introduced.