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Creation of Environmentally Conscious Products

Toshiba Group aims to contribute to resolving climate change and other environmental issues by continuing to improve the environmental performance of all products and services that we develop.

First, we identify the level of environmental performance that would lead to resolving issues facing society and customers through use of products and services, set eco-targets to achieve the required level of performance, and incorporate such targets into product specifications.

Then, we confirm that our products and services comply with all relevant laws and regulations. Meanwhile, based on the three elements of ECPs* (Toshiba Environmental Standards), we define and manage ECP Standards as mandatory environmental performance to be achieved at each stage of the lifecycle of products and services in order to ensure their quality with respect to the environment.

From among such products and services, we choose those with the highest levels of environmental performance at the time of product release and certify them as Excellent ECPs within Toshiba Group.

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Environmentally Conscious Products

Process of Creating Excellent ECPs
[Image] Process of Creating Excellent ECPs

Toshiba Environmental Standards

- Assessment Based on the Three Elements of ECPs -

Environmentally Conscious Products (ECPs) are designed to minimize environmental impacts throughout all stages of their lifecycles, including during procurement of materials, manufacture, distribution, use, disposal, and recycling.

ECPs have three elements: mitigation of climate change, efficient use of resources, and management of chemicals. Toshiba Group sets its own environmental standards (ECP Standards) for each product model to assess overall environmental performance, which includes all three of these elements. Environmental assessments are performed during development of every product to check not only whether the product complies with laws and regulations but also to check whether the product meets the ECP Standards.

Three Elements of ECPs
[Image] Three Elements of ECPs