Greening in offices and sites
Not only do the products themselves coupled with the manufacturing processes contribute to greenhouse emissions, buildings where people work also need to be considered for the company's ecological footprint. For this reason, Toshiba takes measures to improve the infrastructure in its office buildings and updates site management to reduce power consumption.
Less travel activities, less CO2 emissions
Communications between teams in different countries are essential in Toshiba's business processes. To help make business processes more efficient and to reduce Toshiba's carbon footprint, the company pushed the usage of video conferences. Toshiba has installed 16 video conferencing systems across Europe to facilitate collaboration with colleagues in other offices while minimising the need for travelling.
Case study: Germany
Since 2010, the Toshiba Europe GmbH office in Neuss uses electricity from 100% renewable energy sources, which means that 0g/kWh CO2 is emitted. Another example is the exchange of old street lights in the parking area of the office building in Neuss with 23 Toshiba LED lamps, which led to an energy saving of approximately 75% per year compared to the old lamps. In addition, these new Toshiba LED street lights illuminate the parking area better.
Case Study: Poland
Toshiba’s production and sales company for LCD TVs, Toshiba Television Central Europe (TTCE) in Poland, takes environmental issues in account during all the phases of a TV’s lifecycle. TTCE is ISO 14001 certified and constantly is improving its environmental, health and safety management system ISO14001/OHSAS 18001.
- 100% of the factory electricity is renewable source tariff (hydroelectric).
- Economical handling of material and efficient recycling: TTCE has achieved zero waste emission during the whole production process of TVs. This means that the ratio of waste that can be separated before going to landfill is higher than 99.5%.