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Environmental Management Structure

Group-wide Structure

We, the entire Toshiba Group, are promoting environmental management worldwide.

The Corporate Environment Management Office drafts and promotes important policies, strategies, and measures to be enforced throughout the Group. It obtains executives' approval of these policies, strategies, and measures and then implements them throughout the Group. More specifically, it convenes semiannually the Corporate Environmental Management Committee, which is a decision-making body for the entire Group chaired by the Executive in charge of Environment, consisting of environmental promotion managers of key Group companies, and corporate staff division managers. The Committee makes recommendations on Toshiba Group's environmental measures at its meetings. It also checks and follows up on the progress of the Environmental Action Plan, which has been formulated to achieve the Environmental Vision. It discusses and decides the future direction and plans in line with corporate policies.

Among the important environmental measures and policies discussed at Corporate Environmental Management Committee meetings, critical issues related to management are deliberated and reported at the Sustainability Strategy Committee chaired by the President and CEO and held semiannually. These issues are also reported roughly twice a year to all directors, including outside directors, at the Board of Directors meetings. What is reported at the Board of Directors meetings is reflected in our Group's management strategy.

Toshiba Group environmental management structure
[Image] Toshiba Group environmental management structure

Issues Deliberated at Corporate Environmental Management Committee Meetings in FY2020

  Issues deliberated Other topics discussed
Corporate Environmental Management Committee meeting held for the first half of FY2020 Preparations for acquiring approval of the SBT initiative Compliance measures related to government approval, licenses and filings of facilities compliant with environmental laws and regulations, measures to promote ESG, and other initiatives
Corporate Environmental Management Committee meeting held for the second half of FY2020 Formulation of the Basic Policy for the Environment,basic environmental regulations, long-term environmental vision, and medium-term environmental activity plan Screening status for approval of the SBT initiative, environmental management audit results, etc.

Under the Corporate Environmental Management Committee, there are three subcommittees: the Product Meeting, which manages the development of environmentally conscious products and technologies, the Business Process Meeting, which promotes efforts to reduce the environmental impacts caused by business activities, and the Environmental Communication and Biodiversity Conservation Meeting, which promotes environmental communication and biodiversity conservation activities. With these subcommittees, the Corporate Environment Management Office develops detailed plans, identifies issues, explores solutions to the identified issues, and shares information across the Group. Under the Product Meeting and Business Process Meeting, specialized working groups set themes and engage in activities that cover a wide variety of fields.

Global Environmental Management Structure

Toshiba Group has a particularly large number of production sites in China. To ensure proper environmental management there, we have established a local department in charge of the environment. In Europe, the U.S., and Asia-Oceania, we work with the relevant regional headquarters to formulate environmental measures in each region, gather and share information on trends in laws and regulations, and provide cooperation and assistance to Group companies in these regions with respect to their environmental efforts.

ISO 14001

In promoting environmental management, we place importance on worksite environmental efforts as well, and currently, 62 sites of Toshiba Group have become ISO 14001 certified.

In many business domains, we are striving to obtain integrated certification that covers their headquarters, sales offices, production sites, and their group companies to develop comprehensive environmental management systems.

Number of ISO 14001 certified Sites
Business domains Number of certified sites
Toshiba Corporation1
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation Group7 (including integrated certification)
Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corporation Group2
Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation Group13 (including integrated certification)
Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation Group4 (including integrated certification)
Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation Group3 (including integrated certification)
Toshiba Carrier Corporation Group6
Toshiba Tec Corporation Group14
Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Group4 (including integrated certification)
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation Group3 (including integrated certification)
Battery Division1
Other4
Total 62

Note : As of October 15, 2021

Environmental Management Information System

We have developed an Environmental Management Information System in order to collect and manage environmental data required to promote environmental management.

The Environmental Management Information System makes it possible to centrally manage and register not only performance data, such as energy consumption required for business activities and the volume of waste generated from these activities, but also environmental accounting information and the results of site environment audits. It covers all consolidated subsidiaries within the scope of environmental management of Toshiba Group (296 companies in FY2020) and is accessible from countries around the world.