PhilippinesForty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.
On April 22nd the world holds its annual celebration of Earth Day., organizations and individuals assemble to honor nature and decry the plight of the physical earth. In line with the event, a fun run dubbed "Earth Run 2010" was held last April 18 at Fort Bonifacio Grounds, Global City Taguig to inspire people to care about the planet and help save the environment.As part of TSDP"s corporate and social responsibility and as support on environmental campaign to save the earth, the management delegated 290 employees to join the banner field. The event fired off at 5 a.m. featuring the 21K, 16K, 5K and 3K runs.
Toshiba, comprising TSDP and TIP (Toshiba Information Equipment (Philippines), Inc) delegation, was given a special award being the second with biggest delegation.
Proceeds of Earth Run 2010 will be given to Greenpeace in support to its continuing efforts to build a sustainable and eco-friendly world.
VietnamOn March 19, 2010, Toshiba Vietnam Consumer Products Co., Ltd. (TVCP) implemented a tree planting event to raise awareness of global climate change.
40 TVCP employees joined the event and split out into 7 groups. Each group planted 1 tree. Some of the participants cleaned the surrounding environment by collecting garbage during the tree planting event. Besides, TVCP also turned off all factory power supply for 1 hour to participate the Earth Hour 2010.
The participants also understood that planting tree is important not only for global climate change mitigation but also for flood protection.
TVCP will keep encouraging their employees for environmental protection.
15 Toshiba companies in Asia Oceania region participated Earth Hour 2010. Earth Hour 2010 took place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm (local time). This event is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future.
As Toshiba Group "committed to the future", we participated the event inviting not only employees but also their family, friends, business partners and neighbors to join us. More than 14,500 people in 9 countries were invited by email, fax, poster and meeting, and were encouraged to turn off lights at office, factory and home. Toshiba also turned off Toshiba billboards in Ho Chi Minh, Mumbai and Jakarta. Some of the companies promoted the event by providing a unique event bookmark, T-shirt, PC screen saver, PC wallpaper and web banner.
Toshiba Group wishes a sustainable future together with people in the world.
IndonesiaToshiba group exhibited its eco products at Eco-Products International Fair 2010 held in Jakarta from Mar 4 through 7, 2010.
90,004 visitors including public officials, consumers, business partners and students experienced the latest eco products and technology meanwhile they realized current environmental issues through the fair.
Toshiba group showcased its eco products such as notebook PC, flash memory, business phone, MFP, fridge, air-conditioner, washing machine, LCD TV, DVD player, LED lighting system and power generation system which offer environmental conscious function, material and manufacturing process.
Ms. Luna Maya, Toshiba group"s brand ambassador in Indonesia, was invited to Toshiba group booth on Mar 6, 2010. Audiences of her booth session enjoyed an eco talk show, quiz show and photo session with her.
(Please visit http://lunalovesit.com/event-detail/eco-products-international-fair-2010 for photo gallery)
Toshiba group believes that its showcase raised visitors" environmental awareness to fight against the environmental issues.
ThailandOn Feb 17, 2010, Toshiba Thai Co., Ltd. (TTC) implemented the coral planting project in Andaman Sea, Phang - nga ,Thailand.
TTC president Mr. Matsui, TTC chairperson Mrs. Kobkarn and 6 Toshiba dealers bravely participated the project to restore the health of the marine life back in Andaman sea that has been severely affected by Tsunami since 2004.
The participants dived down to the depth of 5m and planted 11 corals fixing to bricks.
Toshiba group cares marine biodiversity and wish that the project gives positive effect to the health of marine life.
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