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					                                                        TOSHIBA AMERICA, INC.

                                                        1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, SUITE 4110
                                                        NEW YORK, NY 10020


                                     Environmental Fact Sheet
Overview:           As the holding company for six Toshiba operating companies in the United States,
                    Toshiba America, Inc. (TAI) oversees the U.S. implementation of Toshiba’s
                    Environmental Vision 2050. As part of this initiative, Toshiba America companies strive
                    to reduce their own environmental footprint while offering products and services that
                    help businesses and consumers reduce theirs.

                    TAI Group encompasses Toshiba’s businesses in computers, telecommunications,
                    imaging systems, storage, copiers, printers, electronic components, LCD televisions,
                    motors, drives, semiconductors, nuclear power, and medical equipment.

                    Toshiba has been a global leader in meeting environmental challenges through
                    innovation for decades, with a long list of environmental milestones. Toshiba offers
                    one of the most comprehensive environmental solutions of any global company
                    because of its ability to enhance eco-efficiency in both its energy services and
                    electronic products worldwide.

   Program:         The goal of Environmental Vision 2050 is to improve the eco-efficiency of all Toshiba’s
                    business processes and products by a factor of 5 by 2025 and by a factor of 10 by 2050
                    compared with 2000, which will allow people to “lead rich lifestyles in harmony with
                    the Earth.” Environmental Vision 2050 has two approaches: the Energy Approach,
                    which seeks the optimum energy mix for a stable supply of reliable energy and climate
                    change mitigation, and the Eco Products Approach, which focuses on creating Earth-
                    conscious products based on an overall assessment of customer value and environmental
                    impacts. These approaches are paired with two actions: Eco Process, which seeks to
                    minimize environmental impacts throughout business and production processes, and Eco
                    Program, a concerted effort to tackle environmental communications and solutions in
                    collaboration with Toshiba’s stakeholders.

                    For more information regarding Toshiba’s Environmental Vision 2050, visit:
                    http://www.toshiba.co.jp/env/en/management/vision2050_8.htm.

   Management:      Masa Fukakushi, Chairman and CEO
                    Ryuji Maruyama, Vice President, corporate communications and public affairs
                    Craig W. Hershberg, Director, environmental affairs

   Headquarters:    1251 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 4110
                    New York, NY 10020-1104

   Media Contact:   Mike Kilroy
                    Maples Communications, Inc.
                    949-855-3555; mkilroy@maples.com
                                                             Toshiba Group, as a corporate citizen of planet Earth,
                                                             practices environmental management that promotes harmony
                                                             with the Earth, contributing to the creation of a richer lifestyle
                                                             for society.
                 Toshiba America Group Companies
                      Environmental Charter


As a responsible corporate citizen, Toshiba manages its environmental impact. The
cornerstone of Toshiba’s environmental management is our Environmental Vision 2050.
Environmental Vision 2050 is Toshiba’s long-term commitment to a better
environment by recognizing and responding to environmental issues.

It is Toshiba’s objective to contribute to society by delivering valuable products and services
to the global community utilizing a sustainable approach. Within Environmental Vision 2050
are initiatives that minimize Toshiba’s environmental footprint while offering products and
services that will help consumers and businesses reduce theirs.

Consistent with our global Environmental Vision 2050 objectives, Toshiba companies in the
United States commit to:

Compliance

      •   Complying with all applicable environmental laws and regulations

Eco-Products

      •   Developing technologies that serve society's need for environmental protection
          as well as for quality products

      •   Assessing our products’ impact on the environment, and offering products
          designed to minimize environmental impact and provide our customers
          exceptional value (i.e., convenience, quality, comfort)

Manage Chemicals

      •   Reducing or eliminating harmful substances or potentially harmful substances used
          in our products and throughout our business operations.

      •   Reducing or eliminating the release of harmful substances or potentially harmful
          substances into the air, soil and water.

Optimize Resources

      •   The re-use and recycling of our electronic products. For those products that
          cannot be reused or recycled, Toshiba facilitates safe and proper disposal.

      •   Partnering with organizations to provide recycling opportunities for our customers.

      •   Reducing waste generated and waste disposed in landfills.

      •   Green procurement for the parts and components used in our products.
Minimize C02 and other greenhouse gas emissions

     •   Minimizing CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gas emissions through offering
         energy efficient products, managing efficient business operations, providing energy
         efficiently, and offering clean air energy options, including nuclear power.

Checks and Balances

     •   Conducting regular environmental audits to measure and verify environmental
         progress within our companies

Promote Environmental Awareness

     •   Increasing employee environmental knowledge

     •   Encouraging employee involvement in environmental initiatives




                                                                          Masa Fukakushi
                                                                          Chairman and CEO

                                                                          August 2008




                               Toshiba Group, as a corporate citizen of planet Earth,
                               practices environmental management that promotes harmony
                               with the Earth, contributing to the creation of a richer lifestyle
                               for society.
                                                     TOSHIBA AMERICA, INC.

                                                     1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, SUITE 4110
                                                     NEW YORK, NY 10020


                                 Environmental Backgrounder

As the holding company for six Toshiba operating companies in the United States, Toshiba
America, Inc. (TAI) oversees the U.S. implementation of Toshiba’s Environmental Vision 2050. As
part of this initiative, Toshiba America companies are striving to reduce their environmental
footprints while offering products and services that help businesses and consumers reduce theirs.

TAI Group encompasses Toshiba’s businesses in computers, telecommunications, imaging systems,
storage, copiers, printers, electronic components, LCD televisions, motors, drives, semiconductors,
nuclear power and medical equipment.

Since the 1990s, Toshiba has been a global leader in meeting environmental challenges through
innovation. Toshiba believes the key challenge today is achieving environmental sustainability
while supporting the projected population and economic growth worldwide during the next several
decades.

Toshiba offers one of the most comprehensive environmental solutions of any global company
because of its ability to enhance eco-efficiency in both its energy services and electronic products
worldwide. Eco-efficiency is defined by Toshiba as a measure of the environmental impact of a
business process or product relative to its value. The company plans to continue growing its
business while mitigating its environmental impact as well as the impact of society at large.

The goal of Environmental Vision 2050 is to improve the eco-efficiency of all Toshiba’s business
processes and products by a factor of 5 by 2025 and by a factor of 10 by 2050, when compared with
2000, which will allow people to “lead rich lifestyles in harmony with the Earth.”

Toshiba aims to make Environmental Vision 2050 a reality by pursuing two complementary
approaches: the Energy Approach, which seeks the best energy mix for a stable supply of reliable
energy and climate change mitigation, and the Eco Products Approach, which focuses on creating
Earth-conscious products based on an overall assessment of customer value and environmental
impacts.

These approaches are paired with two actions: Eco Process, which seeks to minimize environmental
impacts throughout business and production processes, and Eco Program, a concerted effort to
tackle environmental solutions in collaboration with Toshiba stakeholders.

Following is an overview of Toshiba’s and TAI’s efforts to meet the goals of Environmental Vision
2050.



                                                         Toshiba Group, as a corporate citizen of planet Earth,
                                                         practices environmental management that promotes harmony
                                                         with the Earth, contributing to the creation of a richer lifestyle
                                                         for society.
Energy

By leveraging its capabilities as a manufacturer, Toshiba is striving to achieve an optimum energy
mix through a well-balanced utilization of a diverse range of power generation systems. This means
pursuing innovation not only in conventional energy — nuclear, thermal and hydroelectric
power generation — but also in the field of new energy.

Toshiba’s goal is to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by eliminating 117.7 million tons of
CO2 emissions in FY2025 — the equivalent of almost twice Tokyo’s annual emissions. The
company intends to achieve these reductions by eliminating 82 million tons through elements of its
Energy Approach and 35.7 million tons of CO2 emissions through more energy-efficient products as
part of its Eco Products Approach.

Toshiba’s Energy Approach includes:

         •   Deploying high-efficiency thermal power plants that move toward zero CO2 emissions
             from thermal power systems through performance improvements such as carbon capture
             and storage (CCS) and advanced ultra supercritical turbines;

         •   Focusing on safe and efficient nuclear power generation by building advanced light
             water nuclear reactors;

         •   Working to advance the efficiencies of power transmission networks with a goal of zero
             power loss by superconductivity transmission and stable dispersed energy supply by a
             microgrid;

         •   Commercializing dispersed power and renewable energy systems, such as renewable
             geothermal and wind power generation, as well as residential fuel cells.

Eco Products

Striving for optimum customer benefit with minimal environmental impact, the Eco Products
Approach includes assessing and reducing the environmental impacts of Toshiba products
throughout the product life cycle, from design and manufacturing to logistics and end of life. Key
elements of this initiative include recycling, reducing or eliminating potentially harmful substances
and creating more energy-efficient products.

Following are the essential elements of Toshiba’s Eco Products Approach:

         Recycling
         Toshiba commits to the reuse and recycling of its electronics products. Toshiba America
         companies have set a goal of recycling 12 million pounds (6,000 tons) of e-waste in the U.S.
         in 2010. On a global level, Toshiba is targeting the collection and recycling of 146 million
         pounds (73,000 tons) of e-waste in 2010. For those products that can’t be reused or recycled,
         Toshiba will facilitate safe and proper disposal.

         To help reach Toshiba’s recycling goals, Toshiba America Consumer Products, Panasonic
         and Sharp Electronics formed the Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management
         Company (MRM). The primary goal of MRM is to provide consumers with convenient
         recycling opportunities and provide recycling services to electronics manufacturers and
         others, including state and local governments.

         Reduction of Harmful Substances
         Toshiba makes every attempt to limit the use of restricted substances in its products. The
         company ceased the use of the six substances banned by the European Union in their
         Restriction on Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), 15 months before the directive
         came into force. The substances were restricted in products sold worldwide.*

         In 2005, Toshiba set a goal of abolishing the use of an additional nine substance groups by
         fiscal 2010, including ozone-depleting substances, tributylins (TBTs) and polybrominated
         biphenyls (PBBs).

         Toshiba also subscribes to the “precautionary principle,” avoiding the use or emission of any
         substance that, although not prohibited by applicable laws or regulations, is recognized as a
         threat to the environment by the government or public environmental authority of any
         country or region in which Toshiba operates.

         Product Design
         Eco-conscious products start with their design, and Toshiba is committed to making its
         products as environmentally sustainable as possible by:

             •    Moving toward the wider use of recycled resources and plant-derived resources for
                  its products;
             •    Shifting to the use of environmentally-conscious materials for containers and
                  packaging and reduction of volume;
             •    Promoting the green procurement of products, parts and components, processed
                  materials and raw materials with a 22-point check list for suppliers.
             •    Making products more energy efficient. Toshiba plans to reduce CO2 emissions by
                  35.7 million tons a year by 2025 by reducing the amount of energy required to power
                  its products;

         Environmentally-Conscious Products (ECPs)
         Toshiba is committed to creating more environmentally-conscious products (ECPs) with
         minimal environmental impact throughout product lifecycles.

         To make it easier for its customers to identify products that meet the company’s most
         stringent environmental standards, Toshiba will include an “Excellent ECP” mark. Any
         product carrying the mark will represent the highest level in product value and reduced
         environmental impact. In the past year, a Toshiba notebook PC and an LED downlight
         received the first “Excellent ECP” mark from the company.




* RoHS restricts does not eliminate. RoHS exemptions may apply.
Eco Process

Through the Eco Process element of its Environmental Vision 2050, Toshiba is focused on
implementing business processes and operations that reduce greenhouse gases to mitigate climate
change, reduce chemicals released into the air and water, and optimize resources, including waste
reduction, water and recycling. Following are details on Toshiba’s efforts to reduce its own
environmental footprint.

       CO2 Mitigation
       Toshiba is committed to mitigating human causes of climate change and reducing the
       intensity of greenhouse gases its companies emit into the atmosphere. TAI companies have
       undertaken several actions to reduce CO2 emissions, including:

              •   Renting more fuel-efficient cars, estimated by one TAI Group company to save 67
                  tons of CO2 emissions annually;
              •   Converting sales fleets to hybrid cars, contributing another 13 tons of reduced CO2
                  emissions;
              •   Instituting commuter programs with financial incentives for employee carpooling
                  or use of public transportation;
              •   Implementing power management initiatives such as converting CRT displays to
                  more efficient LCDs, utilizing computer power management systems, realigning
                  printers, and upgrading fluorescent lamps.

       Waste Management
       Toshiba is taking steps to minimize the waste it generates. One TAI Group company, for
       example, has converted to biodegradable products in its cafeteria and more efficiently
       separates waste, reducing landfill disposals by half and doubling recycling disposals.

       Eco-Conscious Production and Logistics
       Toshiba has taken several steps to lessen the environmental impact of its manufacturing
       processes, including the introduction of scrubbers at its facilities to reduce the rate of
       emissions of chemical substances in the air and water by 50 percent in 2010 compared to
       2000. Toshiba is also introducing high-efficiency equipment, enhancing logistics and
       implementing alternative fuels and energy, such as a wind-powered generation system at a
       semiconductor plant in Japan. The company is also working to reduce its water intake rate
       during manufacturing by 9 percent by 2010.

       Environmental Audits
       Toshiba conducts regular environmental audits of all its companies worldwide, including
       environmental management systems, compliance, business processes, products and internal
       environmental communications.
Eco Program

      Toshiba believes a wide range of environmental activities are required to make its
      Environmental Vision 2050 a reality. For one, Toshiba believes in promoting environmental
      values and encouraging others to “think green.”

      In 2007, for instance, Toshiba America inaugurated the Toshiba Green Innovation Award in
      Orange County, California, a competition that recognizes local businesses and organizations
      for their “green” product, service, technology or process, based on its innovation and
      environmental value.

      Toshiba also believes in coordinating effective action with community and environmental
      groups. Working with the Arbor Day Foundation, for example, Toshiba America will plant
      80,000 trees in California to help replenish woodlands in national forests recently destroyed
      by fires. Globally, Toshiba has committed to plant 1.5 million trees.
                                                     TOSHIBA AMERICA, INC.

                                                     1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, SUITE 4110
                                                     NEW YORK, NY 10020




                          Environmental Vision 2050 Spotlight
     Portégé R500 – A thin-and-light laptop with a light environmental impact
With the Portégé R500, Toshiba introduced several world’s-first technologies to its thin-and-
light laptop: world’s lightest widescreen 12.1-inch notebook at 1.72 pounds, world’s first laptop
with a 7mm DVD-SuperMulti drive, world’s first indoor/outdoor transreflective LED backlit
display, world’s longest battery life in a widescreen 12.1-inch notebook and world’s thinnest
notebook with an optical drive.
Beyond all of these firsts, however, the Portégé R500 earned distinction by taking top rating as
the No. 1 laptop of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold-
compliant notebooks.
As of June 2008, Toshiba had more Gold-rated laptops than any other notebook computer
manufacturer, with seven of its premiere business laptop PCs having achieved Gold status,
EPEAT’s highest possible rating.
The EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) program evaluates computer
desktops, laptops and monitors on the basis of 51 environmental criteria developed through an
extensive stakeholder consensus process supported by United States Environmental Protection
Agency. All EPEAT-registered products must meet 23 mandatory environmental criteria in the
following eight categories: reduction/elimination of environmentally sensitive materials;
materials selection; design for end-of-life; product longevity/life cycle extension; energy
conservation; end-of-life management; corporate performance, and packaging. Gold-rated
products must meet all required criteria plus rate 75 percent or higher in additional product-
specific criteria.
The Portégé’s high marks came from restricting hazardous substances from the computer,
including cadmium, mercury and lead from batteries and other components; hexavalent
chromium; SCCP flame retardants and plasticizers in certain applications; and PVC from large
plastic parts. The use of an LED lamp also eliminated mercury in the light sources.
All new Toshiba notebooks are RoHS compatible, effectively reducing the environmental impact
by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances. Toshiba now
offers a computer trade-in and recycling program for all manufacturers’ PCs as well, further
reducing environmental impact and promoting the efficient utilization of resources.



                                                       Toshiba Group, as a corporate citizen of planet Earth,
                                                       practices environmental management that promotes harmony
                                                       with the Earth, contributing to the creation of a richer lifestyle
                                                       for society.
                                                    TOSHIBA AMERICA, INC.

                                                    1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, SUITE 4110
                                                    NEW YORK, NY 10020




                          Environmental Vision 2050 Spotlight
               Toshiba’s SCiB – Charging ahead in battery innovations

Toshiba is taking rechargeable batteries to a new level of power with the SCiB, a super-charge
ion battery that can recharge to 90-percent power in less than five minutes with a lifecycle of
more than 10 years.

While ordinary lithium-ion batteries’ performance deteriorates after repeating the charge-
discharge cycle several hundred times, SCiB offers exceptionally long life with minimal capacity
loss even after more than 5,000 repetitions of the charge-discharge cycle – a life cycle that is
often as long as that of the electronic device in which it’s used. Such a long life promises to
reduce the quantity of batteries making their way to landfills, an element of Toshiba’s long-term
commitment to the environment outlined in its Environmental Vision 2050 initiative.

The SCiB primarily targets the industrial systems and automotive products market, aiming to
make the high-potential battery a mainstay for battery-powered bicycles, motorcycles, automated
guided vehicles, electric forklift trucks and construction machinery, which already use
rechargeable batteries. The SCiB is also a promising candidate for emergency power sources,
electric power regeneration in wind power systems and stabilization of electric power supply.
Application in hybrid cars is also planned, with the intent of incorporating the SCiB cell in
electric cars in the future following further development.

A major advance from the rechargeable lithium-ion technology Toshiba first announced in
March 2005, the SCiB adopts a new negative-electrode material with high thermal stability and a
high flash point electrolyte. This enables a highly reliable rechargeable battery that offers
excellent safety.




                                                       Toshiba Group, as a corporate citizen of planet Earth,
                                                       practices environmental management that promotes harmony
                                                       with the Earth, contributing to the creation of a richer lifestyle
                                                       for society.
                                                      TOSHIBA AMERICA, INC.

                                                      1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, SUITE 4110
                                                      NEW YORK, NY 10020




                          Environmental Vision 2050 Spotlight
           Toshiba’s E-CORE LED Downlight: Lighting a Brighter Future

For more than a decade, Toshiba has met environmental challenges through innovation.
Announced in November 2007, Environmental Vision 2050 is Toshiba Corporation’s long-term
commitment to a better environment by recognizing and responding to environmental issues. A
key element of Environmental Vision 2050 is its focus on environmentally-conscious design.

Energy-efficient light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, serve as an inspired example of Toshiba’s
environmental innovation. Toshiba’s award-winning LED lighting product, the E-CORE 60, is
one of the first to meet Toshiba’s high standards for its new designation – “Excellent ECP”
(environmentally conscious product).

Unlike conventional lighting technologies that employ fluorescent or incandescent bulbs, LED
lighting directly converts electrical energy into optical energy. This creates a longer-lasting bulb
that produces one-sixth of the greenhouse gas emissions of incandescent lights.

Widespread use of LED lighting is a key measure under the Japanese government’s plan to
accomplish the Kyoto Protocol’s greenhouse gas reduction targets. The Japanese government
issued a challenge to create an LED bulb that consumes less than one-fifth the energy at a price
differential of less than 3.8 times that of an incandescent bulb. The E-CORE 60, Toshiba’s
highly efficient LED downlight, is the first product to achieve these performance targets.

Consuming one-seventh the power of an incandescent lamp and maintaining an exceptionally
long life of 40,000 hours, the E-CORE 60 has won several awards – including the Chairman of
the Energy Conservation Center Award of the Energy Saving Grand Prix. These awards attest to
the E-CORE 60’s winning combination of environmental and economic value.

Toshiba is no stranger to the lighting business; the first Japanese light bulb was manufactured by
Toshiba in 1890. Plans are now in place to phase out most of the company’s incandescent
lighting production by 2010 – a testament to Toshiba’s continued leadership in environmental
innovation.

Toshiba estimates that switching 60 percent of the world’s incandescent lights with LED lights
would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 125.5 million tons in 2025, compared to 2000.

                                                        Toshiba Group, as a corporate citizen of planet Earth,
                                                        practices environmental management that promotes harmony
                                                        with the Earth, contributing to the creation of a richer lifestyle
                                                        for society.
                                        TOSHIBA ENVIRONMENTAL TIMELINE

2009 - PVC and BFRs used in products will be replaced with alternatives as long as certain performance and environmental criteria are met

2008 - “Excellent ECP” mark launched for Environmentally Conscious Products to help customers identify products that meet Toshiba’s most
        stringent environmental design standards
     - Selected as member of Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 9th consecutive year

2007 - Environmental Vision 2050 announced – objective is to raise overall eco-efficiency to factor of 10 by FY 2050
     - Toshiba ranked 5th highest of all global companies for Corporate Social Responsibility by Newsweek Japan
     - Toshiba’s Portégé R500 laptop computer receives the highest rating in environmental standards for laptops by EPEAT
     - Toshiba’s first Green Innovation Awards ceremony is held
     - Toshiba America Consumer Products, LLC is founding member of Electronics Manufacturers Recycling Management Company (MRM)
     - Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. begins replacing service and sales fleet with hybrid vehicles

2006 - 1.5 Million Tree-Planting Project launched
     - Toshiba extensively revises Green Procurement Guidelines to strengthen management of chemical substances in products
     - Toshiba International Corporation (Texas) becomes member of US EPA’s Environmental Performance Track
     - Toshiba’s participation in US EPA’s Plug-In To eCycling Program recognized
     - Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. introduces Computer Take-Back Program
     - Toshiba Power Management Initiative implemented
     - Toshiba initiates corporate policy to rent smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles
     - Toshiba of Canada, Ltd. forms Toshiba Environmental Recovery & Recycling Effort (TERRE)

2005 - Toshiba ceases use of 6 substances banned by EU in their Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), 15 months before
       the directive came into force. The substances were restricted in products sold worldwide
     - Toshiba joins RBRC to ensure safe rechargeable battery disposal

2004 - Fourth Voluntary Environmental Plan announced to meet 2010 targets                                  KEY:
     - Environmental Vision 2010 announced
     - Announced participation in United Nations Global Compact                                            Chemical Phase-Outs

2003 - Factor T, product eco-efficiency indicator, introduced                                              Major Global Environmental
                                                                                                           Events & Conferences
2002 - UN World Summit on Sustainable Development
                                                                                                           Awards & Recognition

2000 - Environmental Accounting & Green Procurement introduced                                             Corporate Environmental Plans
     - Third Voluntary Environmental Plan announced

1999 - Toshiba’s Environmental Protection & Recycling Planning Center established
     - Five Toshiba-affiliated companies achieve zero waste status

1997 - Kyoto Protocol is adopted

1996 - Second Voluntary Environmental Plan – 12 Environmental Targets Set for 2000

1994 - Toshiba ceases use of ozone-depleting 1,1,1-trichloroethane in Toshiba products 2 years before its international ban on production

1993 - EASTER – Annual Toshiba Environmental Audit System established
     - First Voluntary Environmental Plan – Environmental Targets Set

1992 - UN Conference on Environment & Development – the Earth Summit – held in Rio de Janeiro
     - Toshiba’s Corporate Environmental Protection Council established

1990 - Inaugural Environmental Exhibition in Japan – Showcases Toshiba’s Environmental Innovations

1989 - Toshiba’s Basic Policy for Environmental Protection established
     - Environmental Auditing introduced

1988 - Toshiba’s Corporate Environmental Protection Center established

                                                                               Toshiba Group, as a corporate citizen of planet
                                                                               Earth, practices environmental management that
                                                                               promotes harmony with the Earth, contributing to
                                                                               the creation of a richer lifestyle for society.
                                                        TOSHIBA AMERICA, INC.

                                                        1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, SUITE 4110
                                                        NEW YORK, NY 10020


                                        Environmental FAQs
What is Toshiba’s basic environmental philosophy?

Toshiba recognizes the Earth is an irreplaceable asset that must be left to future generations in a healthy
state. To achieve this goal, Toshiba is committed to contributing to the development of a sustainable
society in accordance with its Environmental Vision 2050.

A responsible corporate citizen, Toshiba practices environmental management that promotes harmony
with the Earth, contributing to the creation of a richer lifestyle for society.

What is Environmental Vision 2050?

The goal of Environmental Vision 2050 is to improve the eco-efficiency of all Toshiba’s business
processes and products by a factor of five by 2025 and by a factor of 10 by 2050 compared with 2000,
which will allow people to “lead rich lifestyles in harmony with the Earth.”

Toshiba aims to make Environmental Vision 2050 a reality by pursuing two complementary
approaches: the Energy Approach, which seeks the best energy mix for a stable supply of reliable
energy and climate change mitigation, and the Eco Products Approach, which focuses on creating
environmentally-conscious products based on an overall assessment of customer value and
environmental impacts.

These approaches are paired with two actions: Eco Process, which seeks to minimize environmental
impacts throughout business and production processes, and Eco Program, a concerted effort to
tackle environmental solutions in collaboration with Toshiba stakeholders.

What makes Toshiba’s position in the environmental area unique?

Toshiba has been a global leader in meeting environmental challenges through innovation for decades,
with a long list of environmental accomplishments. Toshiba also offers one of the most comprehensive
environmental solutions of any global company because of its ability to enhance eco-efficiency in both
its energy services and electronic products worldwide. The company plans to continue growing its
business while mitigating its environmental impact as well as the impact of society at large.

What is Toshiba doing in the area of recycling e-waste?

Toshiba is committed to the reuse and recycling of its electronics products. Toshiba America companies
have set a goal of recycling 12 million pounds (6,000 tons) of e-waste in the U.S. in 2010. On a global
level, Toshiba is targeting the collection and recycling of 146 million pounds (73,000 tons) of e-waste in
2010. For those products that can’t be reused or recycled, Toshiba will facilitate safe and proper
disposal.
                                                       Toshiba Group, as a corporate citizen of planet Earth,
                                                       practices environmental management that promotes harmony
                                                       with the Earth, contributing to the creation of a richer lifestyle
                                                       for society.
What is Toshiba doing to reduce the number of potentially hazardous chemical substances in its
products?

Toshiba makes every attempt to limit the use of restricted substances in its products. Toshiba ceased the
use of the six substances banned by the European Union in their Restriction on Hazardous Substances
Directive (RoHS), 15 months before the directive came into force. The substances were restricted in
products sold worldwide.*

What is Toshiba doing in the area of climate change mitigation?

Toshiba recently announced an ambitious upward revision of its goal to reduce global carbon dioxide
emissions. The initial target has doubled and is now 117.7 million tons of CO2 emissions in FY2025.
The new target is equivalent to almost twice Tokyo’s annual emissions.

The company intends to achieve these reductions by eliminating 82 million tons through elements
of its Energy Approach and 35.7 million tons of CO2 emissions through more energy-efficient
products as part of its Eco Products Approach.

Plans for Toshiba’s Energy Approach include deploying high-efficiency thermal power plants combined
with carbon capture and storage, focusing on safe and efficient nuclear power generation, working to
advance the efficiencies of power transmission networks, and promoting commercialization of new
energy sources.

How does Toshiba produce environmentally-conscious products?

Eco-conscious products start with their design, and Toshiba is committed to designing products with
minimal environmental impact. Underlying Toshiba’s efforts to create eco-products is its “Factor T”
indicator, which enables Toshiba to quantitatively clarify the degree of eco-efficiency improvement
compared with previous models. In addition to increased energy efficiency, Toshiba is moving toward
the wider use of recycled resources and plant-derived resources in raw materials as well as shifting to
the use of fewer materials for containers and packaging. The company also promotes the green
procurement of products, parts and components, processed materials and raw materials with a 22-point
check list for suppliers. To make it easier for its customers to identify environmentally-conscious
products (ECP) that meet the company’s most stringent standards, Toshiba is featuring a new “Excellent
ECP” mark.

What are some examples of environmentally-conscious products from Toshiba?

Toshiba’s notebook PCs rate among the highest in the industry for green design. The Portégé R500
earned distinction by taking top rating as the No. 1 laptop of the Electronic Product Environmental
Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold-compliant notebooks. As of June 2008, Toshiba had more Gold-
rated laptops than any other notebook computer manufacturer, with seven of its premiere business
laptop PCs having achieved Gold status, EPEAT’s highest possible rating. Toshiba’s newest and
fastest PC hard drive is 25 percent more energy-efficient than current models with an additional 40
gigabytes of storage. The company’s LCD TV 37HL67 minimizes impacts on the environment through
decreased energy consumption of 13 percent, the use of alternative chemical substances, the reduction of
materials and enhanced recyclability. Introduced in March 2008, the REGZA CV series of LCD TVs
offers excellent picture quality while consuming 55 percent less power than that of the benchmark
model, a reduction of more than 130 pounds of CO2 emissions per year for a 37-inch TV.

   * RoHS restricts, does not eliminate. RoHS exemptions may apply.
How does Toshiba support environmental values in society?

In 2007 Toshiba inaugurated the Toshiba Green Innovation Award in California, a competition open to
businesses and organizations to recognize local businesses and organizations for their “green” product,
service, technology or process based on its innovation and environmental value. As part of a worldwide
initiative, Toshiba will plant 80,000 trees in California to help replenish woodlands in national forests
recently destroyed by fires. Globally, Toshiba has committed to plant 1.5 million trees.