Singapore : 7 September 2012
A total of 62 volunteers from Toshiba group companies namely Toshiba Asia Pacific Ptd Ltd, Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd, Toshiba TEC Singapore Pte Ltd, Toshiba Consumer Marketing Singapore Pte Ltd, Toshiba Electronics Asia (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Toshiba Medical Systems Pte Ltd, took part in this year’s Plant-A-Tree program, it is in collaboration with National Parks Board and Garden City Fund.On 7 September 2012, the event located at Ang Mo Kio Town Garden Park. A total of 26 saplings were planted. The tropical native tree species that was planted is.: Flacourtia inermis Roxb.Gracing the event with their presence were, the VIPs from NPark: Mr Kartini Omar Hor (Director) and Mr Tay Boon Sin (Community Parks Assistant Director). All the volunteers and VIPs from NPark arrived promptly at 1.30 pm and together took a short walk up the hill to the tree-planting site.Corporate Representative – Asia and Managing Director of Toshiba Asia Pacific, Mr Fumio Otani welcomed everyone with enlightening words. In his speech, “With the assistance of National Parks and Garden City Fund, we are focused on planting trees as part of Toshiba’s efforts to be a Green and Environmentally-Conscious company. It is Toshiba Corporation’s goal to plant 1.5 million trees globally by 2025 as part of our 150th Year Anniversary celebration. This partnership between National Parks and Toshiba is also in line with the “City in a Garden” vision, which involves the community to conserve our natural heritage.” This partnership between Nparks and Toshiba is working together on this first wildlife habitat project at the garden. As part of this project, biodiversity session will be carried out covering 5 hectares of forested park in housing development board heartlands. Results of the study will provide NParks with valuable information to aid wildlife conservation.
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.
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