social responsibility


eyeing the big picture

Focusing on more than just recycling, Toshiba has carefully constructed a roadmap centered on sustainability to ensure its products, people and policies unite to minimize impact on the environment—today, tomorrow and well into the future.

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Environmental Vision 2050

Toshiba Group’s drive toward sustainability is enshrined in our Environmental Vision 2050. Based on the Kyoto Protocol, this program promises to improve our eco-efficiency by a factor of ten over the year 2000 through strict monitoring of our energy usage, manufacturing process improvements and eco-conscious product development.

Factor T

Factor T is Toshiba Group’s way of taking sustainability beyond the thinking stage and into the realm of science, creating a mathematical formula that balances the increase in consumer value of our products against their true ecological impact.


Product Lifecycle Management

Part of our commitment to the long-term health of our planet is a keen awareness of the impact of our products on the environment. This is why we carefully plan their entire lifecycle-from how we design, package and ship, to considering how our electronic and other recyclable products are ultimately retired. Of course, environmental standards are a part of this, so in addition to being RoHS (restriction on hazardous substances) and WEEE (waste from electrical and electronic equipment) compatible. All of our laptops are EPEAT Gold and Energy Star qualified.

Green Procurement

With stringent procurement guidelines launched in 2000, Toshiba strives to hold its suppliers to the same high standards it follows. Each supplier must pass a stringent, 22-point environmental performance survey, and then Toshiba favors those suppliers with the highest score. This not only results in greener products, but encourages other companies to improve their practices too.

About the standards, eco-labels and groups we support:


A widely respected methodology stating the environmental goodness of products using over 50 criteria. All Toshiba PCs have earned EPEAT® Gold status, with our mini notebooks and other models garnering the highest score.

Energy Star

This joint effort of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy helps Toshiba and you protect the environment by certifying energy-efficient products and practices.

Carbon Disclosure Project

Including over 2,000 organizations in some 60 countries, the CDP encourages full disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions and corporate climate change strategies to set reduction target. All our laptops are Energy Star® qualified.