Singapore: 2 September 2012
More than 200 Toshiba staff and family took part in Singapore’s largest environmentally sustainable lifestyle event on 2 Sep 2012 organized by the Singapore Environment Council( SEC).The walkathon is a part of this year’s Singapore Green One or Singapore G1, an annual event that aims to promote a green and healthly lifestyle. The Singapore G1 is the first green event that bonds all Toshiba and Staff in Singapore and the great fun going green.
Family and staff from Toshiba group companies arrived promptly at 7.40am for group photography and a short welcome speech by Mr Fumio Otani (Corporate Representative of Asia Pacific). The Walkathon was flag off at 8am at the starting point at Stadium MRT Station.
Participants were flagged off by Dr Teo Ho Pin, mayor of Singapore’s NW District. The 5 km walk along the Eastern routes passed through scenic newly opened Tanjong Rhu and connecting parks to the end point at Marina Barrage.
At the marina barrage, carnival fun activities were set up. The National Climate Change Strategy 2012 exhibition featured "Our Green Home". At the exhibition we can find out about Singapore’s climate change plans and opportunities from climate change. At the same time, learning the importance of individual and community actions to address climate change.
Toshiba Contributes to Children’s Support Charity in Vietnam- Donating Power TVs to Vietnam SOS Children’s Village
March 16, 2012
Toshiba and its global group of companies seek to contribute to society by delivering products and services that add to quality of life and, through involvement in the community, by supporting initiatives in areas ranging from social welfare to environmental preservation. In Vietnam, where group activities range from consumer products to social infrastructure, Toshiba is supporting such activities as environmental clean-ups and employee blood drives. In extending its support to SOS Children’s Villages, Toshiba is joining hands with Ms. Tang, a strong advocate for children and the charities that support them.
The Power TV donation will bring entertainment, diversion and exposure to the wider world to disadvantaged children across Vietnam. This sentiment was underlined at the presentation ceremony by Mr. Teruya, who said: "Toshiba Vietnam Consumer Products Co., Ltd. is delighted to work with Tang Thanh Ha on this donation drive. By bringing high quality LCD TVs into the lives of these children, we hope to provide an opportunity for them to enjoy a window on the world."
Ms. Tang, Toshiba’s Brand Ambassador also expressed her enthusiasm for this donation activity. She said: "I have always been passionate about supporting causes for charity in Vietnam. Since I am involved in much charity work usually for children and the environment, I would like to do my part for the children of SOS Children’s Villages this time. It is wonderful that Toshiba is able to support this meaningful activity with me and bring happiness to the Vietnamese children through their products."
The LCD TVs in Toshiba’s Power TV series bring quality viewing to wide segments of the market at affordable prices. Specially designed to meet the demands of emerging markets, they incorporate such advanced functions as "Auto View," which monitors room brightness and automatically adjusts image backlighting and other parameters, and "Auto Signal Booster," which improves signal sensitivity and allows viewing in areas with weak signal strengths.
Through Power TVs and other products, Toshiba seeks to understand and meet the needs of Vietnamese consumers as part of its lasting commitment to Vietnam.
Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
About SOS Children’s Villages Vietnam
SOS Children’s Villages Vietnam is a child development organization that has been providing a loving home to children who have lost their parents because of poverty, illness, natural disasters, war and other causes. The organization’s mission is to enable children who have lost the care of their parents to become a part of a family again and to grow-up in the most natural way possible, eventually making them independent, responsible and contributing members of the society.
SOS Children's Villages Vietnam is a member of SOS Children's Villages International, a secular and apolitical non-governmental organization. Currently, there are 14 SOS Children’s Villages across Vietnam.
Mr. Nguyen Quang HuySenior Manager, Marketing and SalesToshiba Vietnam Consumer Products Co., Ltd.Tel: (84-8) 3824 2818
Ms. Ashley WuAssistant Manager, Public Relations & AdvertisingToshiba Asia Pacific Pte., Ltd. (Singapore)Tel: (65) 6297 7798
Singapore, February 6, 2012
The Environmental Awareness Campaign (EAC) was held on 6 - 8 February 2012 at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and the theme for this year is ‘Greeneration’: Green Lifestyle. This annual event aims to create the awareness of environmental issues and promote green lifestyle across all students, staffs, janitors, green activists and visitors from south west region to the whole Singapore. Green messages are brought across all the stakeholders through educational panels. Various programs are included in this event such as "Bring Your Own bag", "Clean Toilet, Fresh Start", "Green lifestyle start from home", games, a City In A Garden (CIAG)" exhibit which aims to promote green city in Singapore, quizzes and attractive prizes. Corporate companies like Toshiba was invited to showcase our recycling efforts in this event in promoting 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle).
This event was grace by Mr. Anthony Teo, Advisor to EarthLink NTU. In his opening speech, he shared on promoting environmental sustainability on NTU and how we can do our part in our daily lives for the environment. Toshiba was presented with a token of appreciation by Mr. Anthony Teo for the partnership and support to this campaign.
January 28, 2012
Toshiba Consumer Products, Indonesia collaborated with the government and Vocational High School Institution to organize a tree planting event where a total of 100 mango saplings and 6 units of LCD TV were donated to the school. More than 1,300 students participated in this event where they were encouraged to cultivate an environmental mindset in all their work activities and to promote Toshiba Eco Style.
Manila, July 21, 2011 Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte., Ltd. Manila Representative Office (TAPL) and Toshiba Group’s three operating companies in the Philippines this morning joined forces with representatives from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, Office of the Mayor of Taguig City, Metro Manila Development Authority, and the winners of Miss Philippines Earth 2011 to beautify one of Metro Manila’s most traveled beltways by planting 2,700 trees along circumferential C5 Road.
TAPL, Toshiba Information Equipment (Philippines), Inc., Toshiba Storage Device (Philippines), Inc. and Toshiba Logistics (Philippines) Corp. cooperated in organizing the event, as part of Toshiba’s program to mark its 150th anniversary in 2025 by planting a worldwide forest of 1.5 million trees by 2025, and also to celebrate 2011 as the United Nations’ International Year of the Forest. A hundred and fifty volunteers from Toshiba’s Philippine operations took part in the planting, and they were joined by Mr. Shoji Yoshioka, Senior Vice President of Toshiba Corporation, and representatives of Toshiba Group companies in Asia and Oceania.
The tree planting is the first time that Toshiba Group companies in the Philippines have worked together on an environmental initiative. Planting trees along C5 Road, one of Metro Manila’s busiest thoroughfares, will not only help improve the beauty and tree growth along the road but will help to absorb pollution and noise emissions from vehicles.
This tree-planting effort is part of Toshiba Group’s global initiative to plant 1.5 million trees worldwide by 2025, year chosen to celebrate Toshiba’s 150th anniversary and to demonstrate its long-term commitment to help save the global environment. The tree planting program reflects Toshiba Group’s Environmental Vision 2050, a comprehensive and long-term commitment to environmental management practices that promote harmony with the Earth.
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