Green Procurement Guidelines
"Committed to People. Committed to the Future. Toshiba": inspired by its corporate slogan, the Toshiba Group is vigorously promoting CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Naturally, environmental management is central to that drive. In accordance with the Toshiba Group's Basic Policy for the Environment, we are working to protect the environment by stressing the "creation of new value" and championing "symbiosis with the Earth" throughout our business processes and products.
Based on this idea, we have formulated Toshiba Environmental Vision 2050 and managed specific environmental activities and their target values by backcasting from the ideal state in 2050. Environmental management involves tackling various issues. We believe that we have a responsibility to perform a comprehensive assessment of the environmental impacts of our products throughout their life cycles and in every phase, from product manufacturing and usage through to recycling of end-of-life products. The Toshiba Group is promoting green procurement as a measure during the manufacturing phase.
Green procurement involves procuring environmentally-friendly products, parts and materials from suppliers that vigorously promote environmental protection. To promote business in a way that reduces the environmental impacts and risks of hazardous chemical substances, activities encompassing the entire supply chain are necessary, for which the cooperation of suppliers, our business partners, is essential.
In our endeavours to achieve a substainable society, we invite our suppliers to share our environmental goals and work hand-in-hand with us to make green procurement a resounding success.