Promote Sustainable Procurement

Toshiba Group promotes, together with its suppliers, activities to improve corporate value as well as the value of its customers through sustainable procurement initiatives such as those that are in full compliance with laws, regulations, and social norms, and that consider human rights, occupational health and safety, and the environment.
We request suppliers to agree with the Toshiba Group Procurement Policy and to put it into action at their companies including supply chains, and also evaluate their CSR and sustainability initiatives. We will also provide our procurement employees with training on sustainable procurement, and educate them about important CSR and sustainability issues in the supply chain, such as human rights, labor, health and safety, and the environment.

What are sustainable procurement activities?

Sustainable procurement activities refer to procurement that is sustainable over the future, aiming to fulfill social responsibilities, such as following laws and regulations, social norms, protecting human rights, occupational health and safety, and the environment, including those of suppliers. In 2017, the ISO 20400 “Sustainable procurement - Guidance” was published, setting standards for various social responsibilities in procurement activities, including those for the environment and human rights.

KPIs and Achievements

Percentage of new suppliers consenting to Toshiba Group Procurement Policy (%)

FY2022 Target 100
FY2022 Achievement 100
FY2023 Target 100
FY2022 Target 100
FY2022 Achievement 100
FY2023 Target 100

Number of companies where we conducted our Sustainable Procurement Survey* (cumulative numbers)

FY2022 Target 11,400
FY2022 Achievement 12,622
FY2023 Target 13,000
FY2022 Target 11,400
FY2022 Achievement 12,622
FY2023 Target 13,000
  • Sustainability Procurement Survey: a survey to evaluate suppliers’ CSR initiatives. Conducted 100% at key suppliers.

Participation rate of Group procurement employees in sustainable procurement training (%)*

FY2022 Target 38 
FY2022 Achievement 41 
FY2023 Target 100 
FY2022 Target 38 
FY2022 Achievement 41 
FY2023 Target 100 
  • Excluding Toshiba Tec Corporation

FY2022 Key Achievements

  • Revised the Toshiba Group Green Procurement Guidelines
  • Achieved highest rating in CDP supplier engagement

Toshiba Group's Supply Chain


Toshiba Group procures a variety of raw materials and resources from suppliers all around the world.
In terms of the composition ratio of our procurement by business sector (monetary value) for FY2022, energy and infrastructure accounts for 51%, electric devices account for 27%, and others account for 22%. By region, Japan accounts for 70%, Asia (including China and India) accounts for 29%, and Europe and others account for 1%.
In our efforts to promote sustainable procurement activities throughout our supply chain, Toshiba Group takes a risk-based approach that rates the importance of major suppliers with whom we have recurring business with, taking into account factors particular to the business sector and region.

Procurement component ratio by business segment and region (Japan/overseas) (FY2022, monetary value base)

Toshiba Group appropriately implements local procurement of materials, components and equipment, etc. based on the attributes of the items produced and the environment in which they are produced. Centered on production bases in each country, and also taking advantage of the International Procurement Offices (IPO), we make efforts to promote optimal procurement, including local procurement, while also aiming to co-exist with local communities.

Toshiba Group Procurement Policy


Toshiba Group promotes sustainable procurement activities with the aim of improving both corporate value and the value of its customers, while also striving to build sound partnerships with suppliers.
We request all our suppliers, who play an important role in the Toshiba Group companies’ production and services, to consent to and put into practice the Toshiba Group Procurement Policy. 

The Toshiba Group Procurement Policy was established in accordance with the United Nations Global Compact, in which the Group participates, and the RBA Code of Conduct, which it observes. The Group clearly states, as conditions for selecting business partners, that they must agree with and execute “compliance with laws and regulations, and social norms,” and “consideration for human rights and the occupational safety and health of workers.” The Group also requests suppliers to engage in the “appropriate management of working hours (compliance with laws and regulations, and consideration of international standards, to prevent excessive working hours and to provide reasonable holidays)” and the “payment of appropriate wages (payment at a level above the minimum wage under applicable laws and regulations; wages sufficient to cover the necessities of life (a living wage)).”  In addition, the Toshiba Group Procurement Policy is translated into English, Chinese and Thai to complement the Japanese version, and whenever the contents of the said policy are revised in keeping with social trends, we inform all our suppliers both inside and outside Japan.

In addition to this Procurement Policy, we have set the Toshiba Group Green Procurement Guidelines in order to address environmental issues and the Toshiba Group Responsible Minerals Sourcing Policy in order to address responsible minerals sourcing. With regards to respect for human rights, in March 2022, we established a new Toshiba Group Human Rights Policy(347KB). In response to the establishment of this policy, we revised the Toshiba Group Procurement Policy  with the aim of clarifying the criteria for selecting suppliers with reference to ESG and to update requests to suppliers.

We also have the Standards of Conduct for Toshiba Group for our Group officers and employees. Our corporate policy is to fulfill our CSR through fair trade and compliance with laws, regulations and social norms, as well as to build relationships of mutual understanding and trust together with our suppliers.

Time Contents
Mar 2022 revision We made clear that the prerequisite for being selected as our supplier is to agree on compliance with laws, regulations, and social norms; consideration of human rights and occupational health and safety; and consideration of the environment, as well as to agree to put these into practice.
We made revisions of requests to suppliers based on international standards such as the RBA Code of Conduct.
Feb 2021 revision Concerning requests to suppliers, we incorporated the revision of the Toshiba Group Responsible Minerals Sourcing Policy and added guidelines that we had separately requested our suppliers to follow, namely, “Toshiba Group Green Procurement Guidelines,” “Toshiba Quality Assurance Guidelines for Suppliers,” “Toshiba Software Quality Assurance Guidelines for Suppliers,” and “Toshiba Product Security Quality Assurance Guidelines for Suppliers (Software Edition).”
Oct 2014 revision In the Procurement Policy, we expressly requested the promotion of activities that are in keeping with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)* Code of Conduct. Toshiba is a member of these initiatives.
May 2012 revision
  • We declared that we give priority to suppliers who comply with laws, regulations and social norms and whether they respect human rights, when selecting new suppliers and renewing contracts.
  • We requested that our suppliers comply with our policy to prohibit bribery to any stakeholders (taking into account international anti-corruption regulations such as the UK’s Bribery Act), human trafficking or slavery (taking into account the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act in the USA), and the use of conflict minerals (taking into account Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act).
May 2008 revision We expressly informed our suppliers of our policy on giving consideration to human rights and OHS, and requested that they apply the policy’s standards to their own procurement activities.
Feb 2005 We established the Toshiba Group Procurement Policy, and requested that our domestic and overseas suppliers comply with laws, regulations and social norms, give proper consideration to the environment, etc.
Time Contents
Mar 2022 revision We made clear that the prerequisite for being selected as our supplier is to agree on compliance with laws, regulations, and social norms; consideration of human rights and occupational health and safety; and consideration of the environment, as well as to agree to put these into practice.
We made revisions of requests to suppliers based on international standards such as the RBA Code of Conduct.
Feb 2021 revision Concerning requests to suppliers, we incorporated the revision of the Toshiba Group Responsible Minerals Sourcing Policy and added guidelines that we had separately requested our suppliers to follow, namely, “Toshiba Group Green Procurement Guidelines,” “Toshiba Quality Assurance Guidelines for Suppliers,” “Toshiba Software Quality Assurance Guidelines for Suppliers,” and “Toshiba Product Security Quality Assurance Guidelines for Suppliers (Software Edition).”
Oct 2014 revision In the Procurement Policy, we expressly requested the promotion of activities that are in keeping with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)* Code of Conduct. Toshiba is a member of these initiatives.
May 2012 revision
  • We declared that we give priority to suppliers who comply with laws, regulations and social norms and whether they respect human rights, when selecting new suppliers and renewing contracts.
  • We requested that our suppliers comply with our policy to prohibit bribery to any stakeholders (taking into account international anti-corruption regulations such as the UK’s Bribery Act), human trafficking or slavery (taking into account the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act in the USA), and the use of conflict minerals (taking into account Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act).
May 2008 revision We expressly informed our suppliers of our policy on giving consideration to human rights and OHS, and requested that they apply the policy’s standards to their own procurement activities.
Feb 2005 We established the Toshiba Group Procurement Policy, and requested that our domestic and overseas suppliers comply with laws, regulations and social norms, give proper consideration to the environment, etc.
  1. EICC changed its name to RBA in October 2017.

Structure to Promote Sustainable Procurement


In April 2020, Toshiba Group established an independent team specializing in sustainable procurement activities within the Procurement Division at Toshiba’s Headquarters. To promote sustainable procurement activities in areas such as human rights, labor, health and safety, and the environment, the specialized team collaborates, through the Sustainability Strategy Committee, with related divisions such as sustainability management, the environment, and each business division. In FY2021, we identified the promotion of sustainable procurement activities as a material issue for Toshiba Group, and set KPIs related to these activities at the Sustainability Strategy Committee.
We secure a budget each year to implement related initiatives, and cooperate with the sustainability management structure in promoting our sustainable procurement activities, and, via our structure for promoting sustainable procurement activities, we develop measures and provide education to Toshiba Group companies.
The Executive in charge of Procurement reports to the Board of Directors as appropriate, and receives supervision and advice accordingly.

Toshiba Group sustainable procurement promotion structure

Training Employees

Training on the Standards of Conduct for Toshiba Group, the Toshiba Group Procurement Policy, and sustainable procurement is included in our training programs for employees at all organizational levels, including the training program for new employees and for transferees. As part of these level-based programs in FY2022, we provided sustainable procurement education to approximately 40 procurement employees of Toshiba Group.

Cooperation with Industry Organizations


In order to fulfill CSR in the areas of labor, health and safety, the environment, and ethical standards throughout the supply chain, Toshiba takes measures in accordance with the spirit of the RBA Code of Conduct

We request key suppliers to carry out CSR self-assessments each year to check compliance with the RBA Code of Conduct and to check how they implement initiatives regarding compliance with laws, regulations and social norms, human rights, occupational health and safety, environmental conservation, and ethics. Based on the assessment results, we provide guidance to individual suppliers in accordance with their risk levels, and request that they make improvements.

Toshiba participates in CDP, an international non-profit organization that is highly influential in the environmental field, and BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), an international non-profit organization for promoting activities of sustainability, and is promoting sustainable procurement activities after receiving assessments regarding the environment and human rights. As a member of JEITA Responsible Minerals Trade Working Group, a member of JEITA CSR Committee, and a regular member of JaCER, we also engage in collaborative activities with these organizations.

Practicing Sustainable Procurement Activities (Supplier due diligence)


Thorough Implementation of the Procurement Policy

In FY2022, we requested some 12,000 primary suppliers (cumulative numbers*) to abide by the policy revised in March 2022. We distributed the Toshiba Group Procurement Policy to new suppliers and briefed them on its content, requesting their consent, including to encourage secondary suppliers to also adhere to the policy. In FY2022, we selected approximately 2,000 new suppliers in accordance with the selection criteria established by each Toshiba Group company.
Toshiba Group monitors the status of management at suppliers that have ongoing businesses at the time of quality audits at manufacturing sites and requests improvements and provides support as necessary. For new procurement transactions, we check the supplier’s conformity with Toshiba Group’s procurement and selection policies, its manufacturing sites and management structure, and whether it complies with laws and regulations on environment, human rights, and occupational health and safety.
Toshiba Group holds briefings to explain to suppliers its policies on the environment, human rights, and occupational health and safety as well as supplier surveys to monitor their performance in accordance with the Toshiba Group Procurement Policy, including self-assessment, at each business site (monitoring at site). In FY2022, we conducted surveys on human rights for  98suppliers, health and safety surveys for 171suppliers, and environmental surveys for 134 suppliers (the figures are cumulative numbers of Toshiba Group’s suppliers).
As a result of surveys, for example, we requested the proper use of protective equipment and other measures.
Since FY2019, we have expanded the scope of the survey to suppliers of products and components, regardless of whether they are used in products under the Toshiba brand, as our primary suppliers.

  • Toshiba Group conducts surveys for each contract. When multiple contracts are concluded with the same supplier, each contract is counted as one supplier, and therefore the numbers of suppliers are cumulative. Additionally, the numbers of suppliers are approximate due to there being commercially sensitive information.

Number of suppliers participating in briefings and those covered by monitoring at site (FY2022, Toshiba Group, cumulative)

Topic Participation in briefings Surveys* On-site audit*
Human rights/Labor 691 1,282 98
Health and safety 1,859 1,577 171
Environment 1,845 2,276 134
  • The surveys include self-inspections using the RBA Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), third-party audits, and surveys/audits using our own standards.

Sustainable Procurement Survey

Since FY2021, for the purpose of strengthening our efforts to tackle ESG issues across the entire supply chain, we have been conducting sustainable procurement surveys of suppliers’ approaches to human rights, occupational health and safety, environment, ethics and BCP by using a risk-based approach. In FY2022, from the work locations of total 12,622 suppliers, we narrowed down the targets of the survey to countries and regions listed in external reference sources such as the conflict-affected and high-risk areas list issued by Japan and the European Union and the regional information concerning risk to human rights referenced in the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)’s Human Rights Guidance Tool. We conducted risk assessments on approximately 5,000 suppliers on the issues of human rights, labor, the environment, and laws and regulations. For the approximately 1,600 suppliers whose responses confirmed the presence of risks, we created and distributed documents outlining the preferable corrective action based on international standards for each question, and undertook corrections and training. We also conducted direct interviews with some suppliers to ascertain the facts, and are providing guidance on how they might remedy the situation.

These surveys confirmed the employment situation of foreign workers at suppliers' facilities (particularly technical trainees in Japan) and whether the location of the supplier's facilities is in a high-risk country or region (lacking social protection, etc.), and asked questions about discrimination, equal opportunities, freedom of association and collective bargaining rights, child labor and youth workers, forced labor, and occupational health and safety to understand human rights and occupational health and safety risks.

Encouragement and Training for Suppliers

Toshiba Group strives to establish partnerships with our suppliers founded on mutual trust. We are working to improve these partnerships by supporting our suppliers and organizing awareness-raising activities. We do this so that our suppliers can provide a reliable supply of high-quality, appropriately priced goods that give consideration to human rights, labor conditions, health and safety, and the environment. For each supplier whose responses to the Sustainable Procurement Survey confirmed the presence of risks, we created and distributed documents outlining the preferable corrective action based on international standards for each question, and undertook corrections and training. We also conducted direct interviews with some suppliers to ascertain the facts, and are providing guidance on how they might remedy the situation.

In addition, in the CSR assessment to confirm compliance with the RBA Code of Conduct, we conducted direct dialogue with one of our newly surveyed suppliers, explained the key points of the code of conduct, and provided feedback on the assessment results and guidance for improvement.

Activity Example: Initiatives at Toshiba Information Equipment (Philippines), Inc.


Toshiba Information Equipment (Philippines), Inc. (TIP) is resolute to its commitment of fostering a strong and responsible business relationship with its suppliers and service providers. Driven by its corporate value of upholding integrity through compliance, TIP has conducted a refresher training on Social Accountability Management System anchored on the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct requirements to all in-house service providers. This training was designed in the hope of expanding TIP’s scope of influence in communicating the essence of compliance while strengthening the knowledge and awareness of its external business partners on social and environmental responsibility. Virtual compliance check was also conducted in FY2021 to 16 pre-selected providers to support them establish and gauge their level of compliance in TIP’s Social Accountability requirements related to Labor , Ethics, Health & Safety and Environment. Prior the audit, refresher training on Social Accountability Management System/RBA Code of Conduct requirements was provided to the suppliers. With continuous education and awareness programs, together with a strong collaboration and communication, TIP hopes to intensify sustainability management promotions and compliance within its supply chain.

Virtual compliance check

Activity Example: Initiatives in Battery Business


With an eye to not only achieving Toshiba’s Environmental Future Vision 2050 but also responding to regulations in Europe regarding the carbon footprint of batteries, Toshiba’s Battery Division is, together with its suppliers, proactively working to promote initiatives aimed at achieving a reduction in CO2 emissions. 
Specifically, through briefings and other means, we will inform our suppliers of Europe’s carbon footprint regulations, calculation methods of CO2 emissions, and our initiatives aimed at achieving a reduction in emissions, in accordance with Toshiba’s Environmental Future Vision 2050, and are endeavoring to understand and reduce the latest emissions figures. Going forward, in order to further reduce CO2 emissions, we will continue to collaborate with our suppliers to promote activities aimed at achieving carbon neutrality.

Handling of Suppliers in Breach of the Procurement Policy

If a supplier violates the standard for procurement transactions, we request the supplier to implement remedial measures and provide guidance and support as necessary. If the remedial measure is deemed to be unsatisfactory, we suspend transactions with the supplier. Based on the results of the human rights, occupational health and safety, and environment surveys conducted as part of monitoring at site in FY2022, we provided guidance and support to 16 suppliers on human rights issues, 204 suppliers on occupational health and safety issues, and 103 suppliers on environment issues. (the figures are cumulative numbers of Toshiba Group’s suppliers).

Number of suppliers subject to guidance & support or suspension of transactions upon monitoring at site (FY2022, Toshiba Group, cumulative)

Topic Guidance and support Suspension of transactions
Human rights/Labor 16 0
Health and safety 204 3
Environment 103 1

Examples of supplier guidance & support (FY2022)

Human rights/Labor
  • Guidance on improving appropriate employment conditions
  • Supporting smelters to obtain conflict-free certification*
Health and safety
  • Review of Standard Operating Procedures and in-depth guidance on dissemination
  • Guidance on safety management systems at worksites
  • Conflict-free certification: A system that has a third-party organization certify that an operator does not use conflict minerals (conflict free).

Whistleblower System for Suppliers and Business Partners

Toshiba Group has established a whistleblower system for suppliers and business partners called Clean Partner Line, as a point of contact for our suppliers to tell us about issues or concerns regarding persons associated with the Toshiba Group. Personal information on whistleblowers, without the whistleblower’s consent, is not disclosed to anyone other than the Clean Partner Line staff. Also, what is reported by whistleblowers is handled based on strict procedures, with care taken not to treat whistleblowers and their companies unfavorably for whistleblowing. We notify our business partners of this system and request that they make use of it. 2 reports were made in FY2022, and for both cases, we conducted an investigation cooperating with related divisions. We issue a directive to make improvements or a warning for any inappropriate or suspicious activity discovered in business transactions. 
We also participated in FY2021 in a review meeting of the JEITA CSR Committee for discussion of the establishment of the Japan Center for Engagement and Remedy on Business and Human Rights (JaCER) to respond to human rights violations, among others, in the supply chain. In FY2022, we have joined the Engagement and Remedy Platform operated by JaCER as a regular member and started to receive complaints and grievance reports on business and human rights issues.

Ensuring Responsible Minerals Sourcing


Since Section 1502 on conflict minerals of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) enacted in January 2013, companies listed in American Exchange are required to report on the use of conflict minerals mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its adjoining countries. Toshiba Group is not a listed company, however, as a part of the supply chain of listed companies, investigates and reports to our customers.

Prior to the enactment of the Act, Toshiba Group organized an internal system to address conflict minerals issues, and established the Toshiba Group Conflict Mineral Policy and publicized it on its website in October 2011.
In recent years, however, there has been heightened risk associated with minerals sourcing, affecting not only the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries but also other conflict-affected and high-risk areas, and extending to child labor and other general human rights violations, as well as corruption and other sources of risk. In September 2020, therefore, we revised our Conflict Mineral Policy and formulated the Responsible Minerals Sourcing Policy.

Toshiba Group Responsible Minerals Sourcing Policy


Toshiba Group has put in place this policy and the provisions below in order to avoid complicity in any conflict in any high-risk area, and in order to prohibit the use of tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold and cobalt whose production is the result of human rights violations, including forced labor and child labor, environmental pollution, corruption, or other abuses.

  • We undertake appropriate supply chain management, in accordance with the provisions of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas(915KB).
  • We require suppliers to procure minerals from smelters that are compliant with the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) established by the Responsible Materials Initiative (RMI).
  • We do not refrain from using minerals produced in conflict-affected and high-risk areas, provided that such minerals are sourced in regions that are not involved in conflict, human rights violations, environmental pollution, corruption, or other abuses.
  • We ask our suppliers to adopt and observe the Toshiba Group Procurement Policy and Responsible Minerals Sourcing Policy, request that they provide us with information on smelters in their supply chain, and engage in dialogue and cooperation with them in order to contribute to reducing and eliminating risk in conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
  • When a potential risk in the supply chain is identified, we require our supplier to take corrective action, and depending on the outcome we may suspend the transaction or take other measures.

Toshiba Group continuously gathers information on minerals sourcing and works with suppliers to conduct business operations in line with this policy.

Toshiba Group’s Promotion Structure for Responsible Minerals Sourcing

Headed by the executive in charge of sustainability, the Corporate Responsible Minerals Sourcing Management Committee, consisting of related corporate divisions, promotes activities in accordance with the Toshiba Group Responsible Minerals Sourcing Policy. Each Group company appoints a person and office in charge of responsible minerals sourcing management, who attend liaison meetings organized by the Corporate Management Committee and make use of information on the in-house website to develop comprehensive initiatives.

Toshiba Group's Promotion Structure for the Responsible Minerals Sourcing

Responsible Minerals Sourcing Survey

We conduct surveys of Toshiba Group suppliers to monitor their use of tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold (3TG), and cobalt and the smelters they deal with using templates, such as the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT), provided by the RMI.
We surveyed around 930suppliers (cumulative number) that might use 3TG and 240 suppliers (cumulative number) that might use cobalt in FY2022.

Education for Suppliers

We participate in organizing briefing sessions of JEITA Responsible Minerals Trade Working Group as a member of the group in order to help deepen the understanding of responsible mineral procurement. In FY2022, an online briefing session was held for which we took part in preparing explanatory materials on the recent trends in minerals surveys and the questionnaire in the latest version of the survey.

Cooperation and Communication with External Organizations

In order to promote the practice and awareness of responsible minerals sourcing, we affiliate actively with industry organizations and public-private partnership projects, as well as engaging in communication with NGOs.

Key examples of external cooperation and dialogues regarding conflict minerals issues

Related organizations and projects Toshiba Group Activities

RBA(Responsible Business Alliance)

Joined in June 2011.
RMI(Responsible Minerals Initiative) Participate in meetings and workshops as a member.
JEITA Responsible Minerals Trade Working Group Joined in November 2011 and promote the cooperation with industry organizations.
Joined the Conflict-Free Sourcing Working Group within the Responsible Minerals Trade Working Group and has worked to promote and raise awareness of conflict-free minerals procurement in cooperation with the automobile and electrical industries of Japan.
Joined the Education and PR Team of this working group, identified and addressed issues regarding surveys, and held a briefing on surveys.
Joined the Smelter Support Team of this working group and issued a document continually to smelters in Japan and overseas which have not got Conflict-Free Certification demanding to comply with the certification program.

Green Procurement / Green Purchase


Green Procurement

Toshiba Group promotes green procurement as a part of our environmental considerations across the entire supply chain.

We distribute Toshiba Group Green Procurement Guidelines to suppliers, which present Toshiba Group's basic concept concerning green procurement and the specific content of our requests to suppliers. Based on these guidelines, we endeavor to preferentially procure products, parts, materials, and services that have a low environmental impact from suppliers who actively promote environmental management.

Toshiba Group Green Procurement Guidelines are revised as necessary in response to global trends or changes in Toshiba Group’s environmental policy. In March 2022, we updated the guidelines to reflect our long-term environmental vision, Environmental Future Vision 2050, and the content has since been enhanced with a focus on our response to climate change.

We confirmed the status of suppliers' compliance with the guidelines through Evaluation of Environmental Management of our major suppliers. Specifically, in addition to sharing Toshiba Group's environmental management in line with Environmental Future Vision 2050, we conducted a survey and assessment of suppliers' efforts with regard to the key measures of the vision, namely, "response to climate change," "response to the circular economy," and "consideration of ecosystems." If any issues are identified with suppliers' efforts, we provide guidance for improvements.

In selecting suppliers,we give priority to suppliers with higher assessment ranks, aiming to continue to promote green procurement in collaboration with them.

Evaluation of Environmental Management of suppliers (FY2022)
(Above Toshiba Group`s Standards 99%)

In FY2022, we conducted Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Survey as a supplementary survey to Evaluation of Environmental Management, and started verification studies to strengthen partnerships with suppliers and improve Toshiba Group's "Scope 3 Category 1" calculation accuracy.

Green Purchase: Stationery and Other Office Supplies

With regard to procurement of office equipment, stationery and other office supplies, Group companies strive to select procurement items that have lower environmental impacts. For example, environmentally conscious products such as Eco Mark certified products are registered as environmentally recommended products for procurement by Toshiba Group. We are implementing green procurement for personal computers, copiers, copier paper, etc.

Responses to Supply Chain Risks


Response to COVID-19 in the Supply Chain

In response to COVID-19, we have taken necessary countermeasures in collaboration with suppliers to ensure supply in order to minimize the impact on business. Specifically, we assess risks in corporate activities and logistics in regions where the infection is spreading to instigate measures to minimize the impact on our business.

Response to Geopolitical Risk

Toshiba Group always take into account geopolitical risk and seeks to conduct procurement activities in an optimal manner. With regard to the situation in Ukraine, we are ascertaining the risks of the procurement from Russia, and are working to minimize the impact on our business by ensuring alternative suppliers.

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