Environmental Education and Human Resource Development

Environmental Education and Qualification

In order to raise the level of our environmental activities, we provide environmental education to all employees. Our environmental education scheme consists of (1) management and general education, (2) specialized education, and (3) ISO 14001 education*. We implement curricula appropriate for different posts, occupational roles, and specializations, and review the content of education annually to ensure we share up-to-date information.

* Conducted for each certified organization.

Environmental Education System

Introducing Environmental Activities via E-learning

We hold an annual e-learning program on the Standards of Conduct for Toshiba Group in which all employees including executives worldwide participate. In the program, we also introduce our environmental activities. This program helps employees deepen their understanding of global environmental issues and the efforts made by Toshiba Group.

Education for New Employees

To encourage new employees to become businesspeople and members of society with high environmental awareness, we provide them with environmental education every April. Education was provided online in FY2020 and FY2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(Japanese only)

Education for Environmental Auditors

As specialized education, Toshiba Group internally trains auditors for environmental audits, which we started to conduct in 1993. In the education for obtaining certification as site environmental auditor, the first screening uses off-the-job training, onsite training, and a written examination to determine who passes. Those who pass the first screening then take part in actual audits as support staff members and submit reports to become certified as environmental auditors. In the course for obtaining certification as product environmental technology auditors, candidates are certified after they complete off-the-job training and pass a written examination. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we implemented the education programs in FY2021 by developing  new education methods, for example, we provided some programs online and introduced one-on-one education programs.