Toshiba Group Green Procurement Guidelines

It is essential to consider the environment throughout the entire supply chain to realize Toshiba Group's long term environmental vision “Environmental Future Vision 2050.” Toshiba Group gives high priority to promoting green procurement, which aims to procure products, parts, components, materials, services, etc. with minimal environmental impact from suppliers that proactively promote environmental management, and is promoting green procurement in countries around the world in cooperation with suppliers. The guidelines present Toshiba Group's basic concept of green procurement and the specific content of our requests to suppliers.
Please download the PDF file from the following link to read Toshiba Group Green Procurement Guidelines.
Due to industry trends and other circumstances, the details of requests to suppliers may differ among Toshiba Group companies or divisions. Details are shown in the green procurement guidelines issued by the relevant Toshiba Group company, division, operations, complex, factory etc., who is in charge of procurement transactions with suppliers.

【Regarding evaluations and surveys conducted toward suppliers】

Toshiba Group is conducting following surveys to confirm the status of suppliers’ compliance with Toshiba Group Green Procurement Guidelines. In FY2022, Toshiba Corporation was recognized as a “Supplier Engagement Leader,” the highest rating, in the “Supplier Engagement Rating” conducted by “CDP,” an international non-profit organization with high influence in the environmental field, for the Group`s cooperation with suppliers, including these survey activities.
Going forward, Toshiba Group will further deepen cooperation with suppliers.

  1. Evaluation of suppliers' environmental management
    To strengthen partnerships with suppliers that are proactively engaged in environmental management activities, we periodically evaluate the status of environmental management activities by suppliers. We determine ranks based on the response results, and we prioritize procurement from suppliers who are rated highly. 
  2. Surveys of chemical materials/substances in supply items
    Prior to the approval of new procurement items from suppliers and judgment as to whether existing procurement items require substitution, we conduct surveys concerning the presence of the chemical materials/substances in procurement items. 
  3. Other surveys necessary to ensure "5.1 Promotion of environmental management in accordance with Toshiba Group's Procurement Standards" described in Toshiba Group Green Procurement Guidelines (e.g. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Survey)