ThailandThai Toshiba Group celebrated its 40th anniversary with an elephant release event on Oct 8, 2009, donating 1 million bahts to Thailand Elephant Reintroduction Project.
Mr. Nishida, the chairman of the board of Toshiba Corporation, and 12 Thai Toshiba Group top managements including presidents and managing directors proudly participated this event to practice environment protection and to maintain biodiversity.
Thai Toshiba Group has been continuously promoting environmental activities in Thailand, in fact, this is the 2nd elephant release event. In the previous event, Toshiba Thailand Co.,Ltd (TTC) released 2 elephants with Nationwide dealers on Jan 22, 2009.
SingaporeToshiba TEC Singapore Pte. Ltd. (TSE) installed world"s brightest Toshiba LED down light "E-CORE" 2000 Series at the reception area on Oct 5, 2009, to fight against global warming by reducing electricity consumption at ½ of existing fluorescent light.
Since April, Toshiba has been promoting to install this environmentally-conscious LED lighting "E-CORE" in its Asia-Oceania regional group companies, and so far, Toshiba Group has decided to install more than 200 LED lighting bulbs within this financial year.
Toshiba is also eager to promote new series of "E-CORE" coming up around this year end to those who wish to be environmentally-conscious, especially building owners, architects, designers, developers and tenants.
VietnamOn Sep 18, 2009, Toshiba Vietnam Consumer Products Co., Ltd. (TVCP) with its 87 employees implemented Clean-Up activity to increase their environment awareness.
On the same day, TVCP also voluntarily switched off its electricity for whole factory for 1 hour to reduce CO2 emission and to enhance the employees" awareness for the climate change. This is the 2nd implementation for TVCP to implement this activity since they completed the 1st implementation on Jun 6, 2009.
Through these continual campaigns, the employees maintain their good environmental awareness.
Malaysia On Aug 14, 2009, Toshiba Electronics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (TEM) cleaned up its compound and surrounding neighborhood.
"Gotong-Royong" is a Malaysian unique term which refers to a group activity for a common purpose such as picking up rubbish and cleaning drainages at public areas and so on.
As part of TEM"s environmental awareness program, annual "Gotong-Royong" activities are held and participated by our employees including the Managing Director, Mr. T. Maeda. About 300 participants took part in an hour long activity where employees picked up rubbish and other unwanted materials from areas surrounding TEM.
Mr. Maeda in his speech stressed out the importance of preserving our mother nature for our future generation and encouraged employees to cultivate "Mottanai" culture not only at work place but at our homes as well. At the end of day, all of the employees were satisfied and felt great about being "In Harmony with the Environment".
The 6th Asia – Oceania Environment Management Meeting was held on Aug 6, 2009. 28 participants from regional Toshiba group companies and Japan Toshiba corporate participated the meeting.
The regional corporate representative, Mr. Yoshioka welcomed the participants with a message: "As a corporate citizen of planet Earth, we will constantly act with integrity, and through using our Group"s powers of imagination that helps lead to continuous innovation, we will work to contribute to the achievement of a sustainable world".
Corporate environment management division explained Toshiba group environmental policy, vision and goals to the participants and each participant presented their environmental activities to share the best prctices.
Toshiba eco LED lighting "E-CORE" was introduced to the participants to consider installation for CO2 emission reduction at their offices and factories. Toshiba is marketing the LED lighting products to the region and more varieties will be launched the year end.
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