Corporate Social Responsibility
Toshiba is committed to playing a leading role in helping establish a sustainable society. At Toshiba, we believe that the earth is an irreplaceable asset and that it is the duty of humankind to hand it over to future generations as we found it, if not in better condition. For these reasons, Toshiba promotes the three R’s (Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle) throughout our manufacturing and business processes, including green procurement, recycling programs, and creating efficient, Energy Star compliant products with the lowest possible environmental impact.
At Toshiba, corporate responsibility means commitment at every level within our company worldwide. “Committed to People, Committed to the Future” is integral to every company initiative. In 2004, we joined the United Nations Global Compact, pledging to adhere to its universal principles. This voluntary corporate citizenship initiative seeks a sustainable global economy through compliance with internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labor and the environment. “Doing the right thing” is more than a good idea; it the only way Toshiba conducts business.
In an effort to maintain fair and equitable business practices and earn the trust of all the communities in which we do business, Toshiba strives to be a good corporate citizen, placing high priority on legal compliance, human rights, and the environment. These principles are the heart of all our business management practices.
Toshiba demonstrates its commitment to people and the future through contributions, charitable sponsorships and employee volunteer programs in the communities where we work and live. Toshiba’s corporate giving allows us to contribute to communities that have helped us grow and succeed, in America and beyond.
- In California, Toshiba has been the title sponsor of the Toshiba Classic since 1998. One of the most exciting events on the PGA Champions Tour, the Classic brings many of the world’s top golfers together to compete on an extremely challenging course. Over the past 10 years, this event has raised over $10 million, benefiting over 20 charities.
- In New York, Toshiba supports cultural institutions such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- In the Gulf Coast, Toshiba employees contributed over $1 million in relief funds for residents affected by Hurricane Katrina.
- In the Midwest, Toshiba provided Tablet PCs to researchers and scientists to help document biodiversity in a St. Louis park.
Toshiba America Foundation
The mission of Toshiba America Foundation is to promote quality science and mathematics education in U.S. schools. Grants are made for programs and activities that improve teaching and learning in science and mathematics, grades K-12. Read More...
ExploraVision encourages K-12 students of all interest, skill and ability levels to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science. All inventions and innovations result from creative thinking and problem solving. Read More...
These are but a few examples of Toshiba’s commitment to enrich and support the communities where we live and work.
The ideal situation in 2050
People leading rich lifestyles in harmony with the Earth: this is the ideal situation in 2050 that Toshiba Group envisages. There are three challenges to be met. Firstly, the environmental impacts of population growth have to be reduced. It is said that environmental impacts associated with human activities already exceed the Earth’s tolerance. Moreover, the world’s population in 2050 is expected to exceed nine billion. As well as curbing the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, it is necessary to mitigate environmental impacts resulting from population growth, such as problems concerning water and resources. Secondly, great economic disparities exist among countries, and so countries that are in the midst of economic growth need to ease the environmental impacts of economic growth while creating a society where people can enjoy rich lifestyles. And thirdly, the most important challenge for a manufacturer is to create rich value while minimizing environmental impacts.
In view of these three challenges, Toshiba Group has established Environmental Vision 2050 for the period through to mid-century. Read More...