Think globally. Act globally.
Toshiba believes that technology demands responsibility. That's why the company has instituted a number of sweeping initiatives designed to minimize the impact of its electronic products. Ranging from targeted recycling programs to broadbased consumer awareness campaigns, these efforts reach Toshiba customers across the globe. As a result, large quantities of equipment have avoided landfills and experienced a second life as sustainable consumer products. Toshiba recycling initiatives include recycling programs, events and consumer promotions.
Toshiba helps the environment and the community by encouraging customers to trade in and recycle used products. The newest and most exciting Toshiba recycling program allows customers to trade in working technology products in exchange for a refund on a new Toshiba purchase. To learn how to participate in this and other recycling programs, visit the Toshiba Recycling Center.
Toshiba Recycling Events
Toshiba hosts and participates in consumer recycling events across the U.S., saving and collecting lots of waste each and every year. For more information, view a calendar of upcoming events.
Toshiba actively gets the word out on recycling, telling consumers where, when and why they should recycle their used equipment. This includes programs like Call2Recycle, a recycling initiative held in conjunction with the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC). Learn more about consumer recycling activities in the U.S.
Toshiba laptop products are built with green in mind.
Toshiba has a long and storied history of thoughtful, environmentally conscious products. Over the years, Toshiba has taken a "less is more" approach by minimizing waste, reducing energy consumption and using recycled materials. It's all part of an effort to create innovative, efficient products that remain environmentally responsible throughout their lifecycles. The following are just some of the aspects of the company's green approach.
Environmentally Conscious Products
Environmentally Conscious Products (ECPs) is an ecofriendly program that aims to double the environmental performance of all Toshiba products by 2010. Learn more about this ambitious effort.
Building the Green PC
Toshiba is proud to create one of the world's first green PCs. This product is currently in production and represents a dramatic step forward in the effort to eliminate the use of hazardous manufacturing materials. The PC is compatible with the European directive on the restriction of use of certain hazardous chemicals such as lead and mercury, reinforcing a commitment to both innovative product design and the environment.
Toshiba actively looks for ways to minimize the consumption of resources with efficiently engineered product designs. Solutions include encouraging upgrades and repairs, using recycled materials and reducing product waste, among others. See the results of these resource utilization efforts.
Supporting Environmental Initiatives
Toshiba has implemented a number of new manufacturing procedures to support industry environmental initiatives. This includes support for leadfree products and an industrywide effort to reduce the use of hazardous manufacturing materials such as mercury. Toshiba is leading the charge on progressive environmental initiatives. Learn more about Toshibaendorsed environmental activities
Green on the inside.
Thanks to innovative procurement standards, Toshiba products are built responsibly from the ground up. In 2000, Toshiba launched a companywide initiative to promote the green procurement of manufacturing supplies, including environmentally conscious parts, components and raw materials. The program works like this: Toshiba suppliers take a stringent, 22point environmental performance survey. Priority is then assigned to suppliers with the highest survey scores. The innovative program not only results in greener products it gives suppliers the incentives and resources needed to improve their environmental practices. At Toshiba, one green turn deserves another.
Going above and beyond regulatory compliance.
Toshiba prides itself on being a responsible manufacturer and goes above and beyond by diligently following the guidelines established by several European directives.
The European directive on waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) protects the environment by promoting the reuse, recycling and recovery of electronic materials. Toshiba proudly follows WEEE regulations for the following lines of products, including:
The European directive on the restriction of use of certain hazardous chemicals (RoHS) is designed to reduce the use of substances that may pose risks to human health or the environment. Toshiba has long followed the guidelines of the RoHS directive and limits the following hazardous materials in its products:
Less is more.
Toshiba is proud to be a registered manufacturer with EPEAT, which stands for the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool. EPEAT helps government technology purchasers compare and evaluate computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. All EPEATregistered computers have reduced levels of cadmium, lead and mercury for an environmentally conscious approach that benefits both technology users and the environment. EPEAT computers are also more energy efficient and easier to upgrade and recycle.
While EPEAT is a fairly recent program, Toshiba has long supported progressive environmental efforts. Toshiba employs an approach to conservation that encompasses the entire lifecycle of a product. By participating in programs like EPEAT, Toshiba continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of the environment.
To learn more about EPEAT, visit www.epeat.net »
Environmental responsibility is always a factor.
Toshiba has responsibility down to a science. With Factor T, Toshiba has created a unique indictor that can reveal the eco-efficiency of any Toshiba product. Here's how it works: Factor T uses a mathematical formula to balance the value of a product with its overall environmental impact. The resulting number is then used to determine benchmarks for improvement.
With a storied history of innovation, Toshiba strives to constantly improve its products. While other manufacturers speak about improving environmental practices, Toshiba actually quantifies the goal with programs like Factor T. By leveraging Factor T, Toshiba hopes to double the ecoefficiency of all Toshiba products by 2010. Toshiba calculates factors for a diverse range of products, including:
Want to learn more? See how Toshiba uses Factor T to create environmentally responsible products.
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