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.
Kuala Lumpur, April 7, 2011In a quest to promote football and offer students an opportunity to catch their football stars in action, Toshiba has embarked on a regional campaign with Asian Football Confederation (AFC) which is designed to appeal to football fans throughout the ASEAN region.
Through the campaign, aptly known as "Enjoy Football with Power TV", Toshiba has pledged to double the contribution of Power TVs based on the number of goals scored at the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2010, which was held from December 1 to December 29, 2010. As the total number of goals scored during the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 was 51, Toshiba will donate 102 sets of Power TVs to various schools in Southeast Asia, namely Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.
The Power TV series is a range designed to offer quality viewing to a wide segment of the market. The Power TV series is equipped with 'Auto Signal Booster', a feature that improves signal sensitivity and allows viewing in areas with weak signal strengths. It also enhances the viewing experience with 20w high power audio speakers which are more powerful than most LCD TVs.
Mr. Yoshihiro Okura, Director of Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. presented the Power TVs to Mr. Alex Soosay, General Secretary of AFC, at an event held recently.
"We are very pleased to support AFC projects as football is a powerful tool that helps in the development of youth in ASEAN countries. It is also in line with our corporate philosophy of "Committed to People, Committed to the Future", a belief that by contributing to the society in which we operate, we promote social welfare and community development at the same time," said Mr. Yoshihiro Okura.
Mr. Alex Soosay said,"We are honored to work with Toshiba on this programme as it is in tandem with our own outreach initiative. The campaign with AFC is a viable platform to encourage people to watch and participate in football. The Power TV donation by Toshiba signifies their commitment to nurture the future generation."