Corporate Social Responsibility
Toshiba is committed to playing a leading role in helping establish a sustainable society. At Toshiba, we believe that the earth is an irreplaceable asset and that it is the duty of humankind to hand it over to future generations as we found it, if not in better condition. For these reasons, Toshiba promotes the three R’s (Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle) throughout our manufacturing and business processes, including green procurement, recycling programs, and creating efficient, Energy Star compliant products with the lowest possible environmental impact. Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited is also a founding member of the "Save Paper" initiative.
At Toshiba, corporate responsibility means commitment at every level within our company worldwide. “Committed to People, Committed to the Future” is integral to our company initiatives.
Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited through both Corporate and the operating divisions has a policy of providing donations to charitable and environmental causes under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.
Disadvantaged children, medical research and medical service providers are the main focus of our corporate philanthropy. Recipients of company donations have been the Cancer Council, Victorian Children’s Protection Society, Starlight Foundation, Heart Foundation, Children’s Medical Research Institute, Red Cross, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Leukemia Foundation, McGrath Foundation for Breast Cancer, Salvation Army and Mission Australia. In addition we provided a donation to Care Australia for international disaster relief for victims of the cyclone in Burma and in the past donated to the disaster relief appeal for victims of the Tsunami in south-east Asia.
For many years Toshiba Australia employees have supported the Variety Club of Australia with Team Toshiba participating in the annual Variety Bash visiting regional communities and raising funds for the sick, disabled and disadvantaged children of Australia. Seen here in Longreach, Queensland, Team toshiba harnesses the collective eforts of Toshiba Dealers along the route. Should you wish to find out more about Team Toshiba and Variety Club of Australia please contact Les Smith at Toshiba's Head Office in Sydney or visit VarietyNSW.
This voluntary corporate citizenship initiative seeks a sustainable global economy through compliance with internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labor and the environment. “Doing the right thing” is more than a good idea; it the only way Toshiba conducts business.
Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited's Electronic Imaging Division is involved in sponsoring various sporting events and activities, education meetings and conferences.
Some examples of these are; the Parramatta Rugby League Football Club, Triple 888 car racing, Central Coast Mariners Soccer Club, Gold Coast Indy Car sponsorship, Variety Australia, Children's Protection Society, Starlight Foundation and various educational conferences by way of both a cash and product sponsorship.
The single largest sponsorship of the Company is the long term involvement with Landcare Australia with whom the Company has been involved over the last 4 years. This sponsorship involves a payment to Landcare Australia of around $150,000 per year and the money is used in various Landcare Australia around Australia which provides benefits to the local communities. For further details of some of the various Landcare projects in which we have participated please contact us. More ...
In an effort to maintain fair and equitable business practices and earn the trust of all the communities in which we do business, Toshiba strives to be a good corporate citizen, placing high priority on legal compliance, human rights, and the environment. These principles are the heart of all our business management practices.
The ideal situation in 2050
People leading rich lifestyles in harmony with the Earth: this is the ideal situation in 2050 that Toshiba Group envisages. There are three challenges to be met. Firstly, the environmental impacts of population growth have to be reduced. It is said that environmental impacts associated with human activities already exceed the Earth’s tolerance. Moreover, the world’s population in 2050 is expected to exceed nine billion. As well as curbing the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, it is necessary to mitigate environmental impacts resulting from population growth, such as problems concerning water and resources. Secondly, great economic disparities exist among countries, and so countries that are in the midst of economic growth need to ease the environmental impacts of economic growth while creating a society where people can enjoy rich lifestyles. And thirdly, the most important challenge for a manufacturer is to create rich value while minimizing environmental impacts.
In view of these three challenges, Toshiba Group has established Environmental Vision 2050 for the period through to mid-century. Read More...