World Environment Day is observed on June 5 every year to promote awareness on the importance of preserving our biodiversity, the need to identify problems related to the environment and ways to take corrective action. On this occasion, Toshiba organized a clean up event with Waterways Watch Society, a special volunteer group in Singapore to clean up the waterways stretching from Kallang River, the new Marina Bay reservoir and Singapore River.
The objective of this event was to spread eco-awareness and increase Toshiba green footprint. A total of 50 volunteers from Singapore Toshiba Group of Companies led by Mr Fumio Otani, Corporate Representative of Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte Ltd kicked off the event after the welcome address by Mr Otani and presentation by Mr Faris, Program Manager of Waterways Watch Society.
After the safety briefing, the participants were formed up into respective boat and patrol groups. Then the volunteers took to the waterways and walkways by the patrol boats and bicycles provided to pick up litters found along the pavements and waterways. A total of about 50 kg of litters were collected. After the event, Mr Eugene , the Chairman of Waterways Watch Society thanked Toshiba for supporting the Clean up campaign. All the volunteers from Toshiba were very happy to have participated in Toshiba’s global eco-action on World Environment Day and contribution to a Cleaner Singapore.
Toshiba is committed to creating a better environment and a better world for people everywhere, a philosophy summed up in “Toshiba Eco Style”. Through “Toshiba Eco Style”, We strive to create eco-conscious products and services for individuals and society. In line with governmental initiative to divert hazardous waste from landfill, Toshiba Data Dynamics Pte., Ltd.(TDSP) supported by Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte., Ltd (TAPL) environmental department started a 3 year pilot project since Dec 2010, implementing the Toner Cartridges Take-back Programme for our corporate customers .It allows customers to deposit all used toner cartridges, regardless of brand, into collection boxes placed at their own premises. The target is to divert estimated 3.4 tons of toner cartridges annually through Toshiba Asia Pacific’s toner cartridge take-back programme. As of today, the voluntary target has been on track and TDSP expected to achieve the 3.4 tons recycling target. From the beginning, the scheme has been very well received by our corporate customers because it is aligned with the ISO 14001 requirement and by promoting environmental friendly best practices among their staff to save the environment. For the second phase from 2013 to 2015, TDSP hopes to expand this programme to more customers to participate. (Note: TDSP received Merit of Award from Singapore Packaging Agreement Association in 2011)
Launch of Toshiba Voluntary e-Waste Takeback Scheme in Malaysia
5th Feb 2013
On 5 Feb 2013, Toshiba launched the voluntary e-Waste Takeback Scheme in Malaysia in conjunction with the Department of Environment ( DOE) and Japan International Corporate Agency ( JICA) final closing Workshop on Pilot Penang e-Waste Project. The objectives for this launch are part of Toshiba's product stewardship to protect the environmental and to support Malaysia's government call to develop effective mechanism to treat household EOL equipment. This ceremony was attended by 250 participants from the government offices, NGOs and ewaste recyclers including staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Mr Katayama, MD of Toshiba Sales and Services Sdn Bhd with Mr Selvakumar, CEO of Shan Poornam Metals Sdn Bhd ( Toshiba's Ewaste Recycler Partner ). Toshiba is the first producer in Malaysia to start the voluntary program for both white goods and ICT products and Toshiba Corporation is introducing “Toshiba Vountary e-Waste Takeback Scheme” across 14 outlets in Johor Baru, Penang and the Klang Valley for a trial period of six months starting 5 Feb 2013 and ending in 30 July 2013.
Philippines: 17 September 2012
The Toshiba Group of Companies donated Php3 million worth of rescue and relief operations equipment to the city government of Marikina recently. Toshiba donated a fire truck, fiber glass pump boats, generator, motors, safety gears and kitchen wares. The donation is in support of disaster relief and preparedness initiatives of Marikina which was badly affected by the tropical storm Ondoy in 2009 and the heavy “Habagat” monsoon rains that flooded several areas of NCR recently.
Toshiba is guided by a corporate philosophy rooted in the concept of “Committed to People, Committed to the Future.” It seeks to contribute to society and to the communities in which it operates by supporting programs that promote social welfare and community development.
September 17, 2012
Manila - As part of its continuing commitment to promoting innovative education programs in the Philippines, Toshiba has teamed up with the Ayala Foundation to support the Text2Teach project. The essence of the program is to use TV to bring high-quality lessons into public school classrooms, and Toshiba is making that possible. The company recently donated 303 units of its 32” Toshiba POWER TVs to the program, handing them over to Education Secretary Bro. Armin C. Luistro, FSC, and over the three years to 2014 will donate a total of 853 TVs in all.
The Text2Teach project aims to get high-quality, video-based teaching materials on English, Math and Science into elementary school classrooms. Each video is 3-5 minutes long and accompanied by a lesson guide for teachers, who also receive training on how to use the program. The videos are available on-line and are downloaded by the teacher and stored on a high-capacity memory mobile phone. The phone is attached to a TV set for viewing in the classroom, where teachers use the videos to teach essential lessons and to stimulate exchanges in class.
Two independent evaluation studies have shown that Text2Teach is an effective teaching tool that has made teaching and learning more interesting and effective. Children exposed to the Text2Teach have recorded higher learning gains and schools in the program have reported lower absenteeism. Text2Teach is now used in more than 500 public elementary schools around the country, and now, in phase 4 of the project, Toshiba will make sure it is brought into many more.
Toshiba’s support for education programs in the Philippines dates back to 2007 and its sponsorship of the “Gearing-Up Internet Literacy and Access for Students” (GILAS) project, under which the company, then too in partnership with the Ayala Foundation, donated 440 notebook PCs to public high schools in Laguna Province over four years. GILAS made important contributions to improving computer literacy among students in public high schools. In its new program, Toshiba is supporting cultivation of basic skills, the bedrock of all future educational achievements, among elementary school children throughout the Philippines
Toshiba is guided by a corporate philosophy rooted in the concept of “Committed to People, Committed to the Future.” In practical terms, this means that Toshiba’s approach to management is grounded in its recognition of corporate social responsibility and a determination to contribute to society as a “corporate citizen of planet earth”. Toshiba contributes to society and to the communities in which it operates by supporting programs that promote social welfare, community development and science and technology education for young people.
About ToshibaToshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm
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