Corporate Social Responsibility
Environmentally Conscious Product (Also see Toshiba's Excellent ECP).
ENERGY STAR Program:
The European Commission signed a contract with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote the ENERGY STAR Program for office equipment in the European Union as well. Toshiba Europe GmbH is a registered partner of the European Community ENERGY STAR Program.
ErP Directive 2009/125/EC:
ErP stands for energy-related products. The ErP Directive provides a basis for the integration of environmental aspects in product design in the development of energy-related products. The Directive does not introduce directly binding requirements for specific products but does define conditions and criteria for setting requirements regarding environmentally relevant product characteristics (such as energy consumption).
ESR / ESTR:
Energy Saving Recommended / Energy Saving Trust Recommended. This is the endorsement and labelling scheme from the UK Energy Saving Trust which is to represent the top 20% energy performing products in the market.
Energy Saving Trust. This is an organisation under the mandate of UK Government.
Energy using Products is the old framework directive for Eco-design and Energy which will be used to set the minimum requirement regulations for specific products. This has now been replaced by ErP.
Also termed Eco-Flower sometimes, is a voluntary label under the ecological criteria established by the EU Commission.
ISO 14001 certification:
ISO 14001 is a voluntary international standard that establishes requirements for an environmental management system (EMS). The ISO 14001 environmental mangagement standards exist to help organizations integrate the EMS into business management practices. Setting up environmental management systems help companies minimize how their operations negatively affect the environment.
Life Cycle Analysis.
Quality Function Deployment. A method to transform user demands into design quality, including into subsystems and component parts, and ultimately to specific elements of the manufacturing process.
REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. REACH went into effect on June 1, 2007. Enterprises which manufacture or import more than one ton of a chemical substance per year will be required to register this substance in a central database administered by the new EU Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki.
RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. The RoHS EU Directive restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The RoHS EU Directive aims to reduce the use of substances that may pose risks to human health or the environment. As of July 1, 2006, most new electrical and electronic equipment cannot be sold in the EU if they contain the following substances above specified concentrations (w/w) at the homogeneous material level:
Solid State Drive:
Solid State Drive (SSD) is a storage device using NAND flash memory instead of magnetic media. It offers a number of benefits over standard mechanical hard drives due to non-moving parts.
The ECO Declaration (TED):
The Standard ECMA 370 known as "The Eco Declaration" specifies environmental attributes and measurement methods for ICT and CE products according to known regulations, standards, guidelines and currently accepted practices.
Toshiba Eco Utility:
Designed with the environment in mind, Toshiba's Eco Utility allows you to manage your laptop's power consumption. One simple click instantly cuts the amount of power your laptop uses, reducing its environmental impact and extending your battery life.
Toshiba´s Factor T:
With Factor T, Toshiba has introduced an eco-efficiency concept taking into account not only the environmental impact but also the value of a product. The value of a product is calculated by evaluating the product’s functions and performance based on the voice of customer. The environmental impact of a product is calculated by summing all the environmental impacts attributable to the product throughout its life cycle from procurement of raw materials to manufacturing, distribution, consumption and final disposal.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. Legislation setting a framework for producer and in some cases retailer obligations for product take-back in Europe.