Manufacturing Site : Kashiwazaki Operations

Toshiba's production facility in Kashiwazaki city, Niigata prefecture, produces SCiB™ batteries under a high-level manufacturing and quality management system. By flexibly managing the clean and dry rooms, the facility minimizes the energy consumption required to maintain its manufacturing environment.
Compliant with IATF16949, the operations achieve a high level of quality and reliability.


Environmental Friendliness

Toshiba's SCiB™ Rechargeable Battery has been certified as "Excellent ECP (Environmentally Conscious Products)"of Toshiba Group's internal certification program with the characteristics satisfying the following 3 key factors
and its design. The widespread use of SCiB™ will contribute to sustainable environment.

Efficient use
of resources

Long product life time reduces frequency of battery replacement

Prevention of
Global Warming

High performance consumes limited energy efficiently in various types of equipment

Chemical
management

No use of the chemical substances prohibited in Toshiba Group


Environmental considerations

Toshiba's SCiB™ Rechargeable Battery satisfies all of the requirements and the voluntary standards.

Life Cycle Stage Aspects of Environmental Considerations
Procurement of materials and parts
  • No use of chemical substances banned in Toshiba Group*
  • The user manual and other paper made of recycled paper **
Use by customers
  • Product lifetime of each model of SCiB™ as the voluntary criterion for "long life"
Recycling of used products
  • Disclosure of component of the used plastic parts with the weight of >=25g
  • Recycling symbols*** (such as lithium-ion cells) on the subject products.
Other
  • Known environmental aspects and impacts**** through Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Factor T, an eco-efficiency indicator calculated
Life Cycle Stage Aspects of Environmental Considerations
Procurement of materials and parts
  • No use of chemical substances banned in Toshiba Group*
  • The user manual and other paper made of recycled paper **
Use by customers
  • Product lifetime of each model of SCiB™ as the voluntary criterion for "long life"
Recycling of used products
  • Disclosure of component of the used plastic parts with the weight of >=25g
  • Recycling symbols*** (such as lithium-ion cells) on the subject products.
Other
  • Known environmental aspects and impacts**** through Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Factor T, an eco-efficiency indicator calculated

* Chemical substances listed in the “Rank A prohibited materials/substances” in Toshiba Group’s Green Procurement Guidelines, excepting the exempted portion defined  separately
** User manuals printed in Japan
*** Only small-type batteries marketed in Japan requires the recycling symbol.
**** Life-cycle assessment is performed on each group of products with a similar material composition and manufacturing process.


Example of Factor T calculation for the SCiB™ rechargeable battery

*SCiB™ battery of high power type 2.9Ah cells
Used as an auxiliary power source for idling stop systems
(Released for sale in March 2013)

* Compared with lithium-ion batteries

Product value

Environmental Impact