Contribution to GHG reduction through digital technology

Toshiba Group's goal is to "contributing to the realization of carbon neutrality and a circular economy through digitization."

Toshiba is committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by using digital technology to improve the efficiency of our current operations and to realize new services through the digital economy—namely, DE (Digital Evolution), DX (Digital Transformation), and QX (Quantum Transformation).

Case study: Wind Condition Analysis Technology

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation

Compared to conventional thermal power generation, offshore wind power generation can reduce lifecycle CO2 emissions more. However, wind turbines for offshore wind power generation systems cannot simply be installed anywhere offshore. Efficient power generation is only possible if turbines are installed at sites with good wind conditions. To solve this challenge, wind condition analysis technology can be used to identify sites with good wind conditions and to install wind turbines there to achieve efficient offshore wind power generation. Using this technology, we will reduce fossil-fuel-derived power generation and contribute to reducing CO2 emissions.

Case study: RPA introduction support service

Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation

Adopting the RPA introduction support service can improve work efficiency. This service contributes to improving work efficiency by automating manual work previously carried out using PCs. This service consists of narrowing down the operations to automate, conducting interviews with the relevant divisions, selecting an effective automation tool, formulating development and operation standards, and developing a system.

Case study: Intellectual property management service IPeakMS™

Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation

The intellectual property management service IPeakMS™ helps intellectual property divisions to perform operations such as proposals, claims for examinations, and invention rights acquisition as well as annual fee management to maintain rights.

Case study: Reducing paper usage with Smart Receipt

Toshiba Tec Corporation

Conventionally, when we make payments, we receive a paper receipt. With the Smart Receipt service, you can check receipt information on your smartphone by having the store scan a bar code displayed by an app on your smartphone. The receipt information is sent to an electronic receipt center and managed as data. Use of this service makes paper receipts unnecessary, which contributes to the environment.

If all paper receipts in Japan were replaced by Smart Receipt, paper use could be reduced by an amount equivalent to the approximately 54,000 tons of A4 copy paper receipts consumed per year (13.5 billion sheets of copy paper), which has the potential of reducing CO2 emissions by 820.8 million t-CO2  annually(*).

  • Source for the basic unit: LCA Subcommittee of the Japan Paper Association, "Copy paper (PPC) basic unit (manufacture) 1,520kg-CO2/t"

Case study: VPP (Virtual Power Plant)