Response to climate change

We effectively use energy to reduce CO2 emissions associated with energy consumption.

Minimizing CO2 emissions due to energy consumption

We effectively use energy to reduce CO2 emissions. We continue to reduce emissions by carrying out a variety of actions mainly in overseas sites, such as switching to LED lighting, update to energy-saving equipment, and check for compressor air leaks. We are also trying to reduce our emissions in other ways, such as by greening rooftops and installing solar panels.

CO<sub>2</sub> emissions at manufacturing sites

Note:
Receiving-end power is used for the CO2 emissions factor in Japan; 5.67t-CO2/ten thousand kWh for fiscal 2013, 5.52t-CO2/ten thousand kWh for fiscal 2014, and 5.31t-CO2/ten thousand kWh for fiscal 2015 and after.For overseas, WRI/ WBCSD GHG Protocol data for 2009 is used for fiscal 2013 and after.

Energy consumption at Toshiba Tec Group in FY2020

Energy consumptions at manufacturing and non-manufacturing sites

Approach by each site

Use of renewable energy

Toshiba Tec Europe Imaging Systems S.A.

We have been annually switching to LED lighting and adopting renewable energy at manufacturing and non-manufacturing sites worldwide. In fiscal 2017, the digital display board, which is powered by solar panels, is set up to show vehicle speed when driving on the premises.

Use of renewable energy

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

We have introduced solar panels following the wind power generator as renewable energies.

Introduction of solar panels

Solar power generator

Toshiba Tec Corporation, Shizuoka Business Center

We have installed a solar power generator as a power source for an automatic conductivity controller to inject chemicals into the cooling water of the cooling tower in the constant temperature test room.

Solar power generator

Solar heating system

Toshiba Tec Information Systems (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

We have installed solar heating systems in the plant and also in company housing to supply solar-heated hot water in the bathroom of the company housing. In fiscal 2012, we saved electricity of approx. 290,000 kWh.

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Reduction of CO2 emissions by using solar-powered LED street lighting

Toshiba Tec Malaysia Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.

We have installed solar-powered LED street lighting in order to reduce CO2 emissions and raise awareness of renewable energy. The previous street lighting in which ballasts and mercury vapor lamps were used consumed a large amount of energy. However, the new LED lighting without ballast has helped to mitigate CO2 emissions.

Reduction of CO2 emissions by using solar-powered LED street lighting

Switching to LED lighting

We have systematically changed to LED lighting at all bases, and a total of about 80% have become energy-saving lighting.

Toshiba Tec Malaysia Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.

In fiscal 2018, we completely switched to LED lighting.

LED lighting

Energy saving survey and LED lighting

Toshiba Tec Information Systems (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

We have chosen LED lighting based on the energy saving survey results.

Energy saving survey and LED lighting

LED lighting in the entrance lobby

Toshiba Tec Singapore Pte Ltd.

LED lighting in the entrance lobby

We were quick to adopt the LED downlight, which is unreleased in Singapore, in the entrance lobby to announce the energy saving effect of LED lighting among visitors, and raise the environmental awareness of employees.

Update of air conditioning and clean room chillers by using subsidies

Toshiba Tec Shizuoka Business Center (Mishima)

We achieved energy saving by using subsidies to update air conditioning and clean room chillers, and eventually reduced CO2 emissions.

LED lighting

Greening plant roofs

Toshiba Tec Information Systems (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

By greening the plant’s roof, we can prevent the temperature inside the building from rising too much, and are also helping to slow global warming through the reduction of CO2 emissions and other activities.

Prevention of air leakage from compressor pipes

Toshiba Tec Corporation, Shizuoka Business Center (Mishima)

Air leaks from compressor facilities and pipes can cause large amounts of wasteful energy to be consumed. In order to minimize this, we periodically use detectors to check for any air leakage from these sources.

Prevention of air leakage from compressor pipes

Expansion of Carbon-Offset Programs

Toshiba Tec Germany Imaging Systems GmbH

Expansion of Carbon-Offset Programs

The carbon-offset program is a system allowing users to take part in an environmental contribution project according to the amount of CO2 emitted from MFPs. We at Toshiba Tec Germany Imaging Systems GmbH have been expanding this carbon-offset program in European countries and working on the program since 2010, which started being provided to POS systems and bar code printers in the United Kingdom in 2009.

Minimizing CO2 emissions associated with product transportation

We switched from individual shipping to full truckload shipping for imported parts to increase load efficiency, leading to a reduction in the number of trucks required. We also reduced the size and weight of new products that were developed to control CO2 emissions associated with product transportation. Emissions increased in fiscal 2018 and 2019 due to the growth in domestic sales of POS systems, but decreased in fiscal 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue our efforts to minimize emissions.

Reducing CO2 emissions associated with product logistics

Transportation without packaging

In the setup center, we implemented transportation without packaging where products are transported in a ready-to-use state to reduce environmental impact in transportation and waste of transportation packaging. We expanded the application of this method from delivery to specific customers using chartered trucks to small-lot mixed cargo transportation.

Transportation without packaging

Small-lot mixed cargo transportation

We have realized "mixed cargo transportation" without packaging which is optimal for delivery to specialty stores.

Small-lot mixed cargo transportation

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