Corporate Social Responsibility
Toshiba is committed to playing a leading role in helping establish a sustainable
society. At Toshiba, we believe that the earth is an irreplaceable asset and that
it is the duty of humankind to hand it over to future generations as we found
it, if not in better condition. For these reasons, Toshiba promotes the three
R’s (Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle) throughout our manufacturing and business processes,
including green procurement, recycling programs, and creating efficient, Energy
Star® compliant products with the lowest possible environmental impact.
At Toshiba, corporate responsibility means commitment at every level within our
company worldwide. “Committed to People, Committed to the Future” is integral
to every company initiative. In 2004, we joined the United Nations Global Compact,
pledging to adhere to its universal principles. This voluntary corporate citizenship
initiative seeks a sustainable global economy through compliance with internationally
recognized principles concerning human rights, labor and the environment. “Doing
the right thing” is more than a good idea; it the only way Toshiba conducts business.
In an effort to maintain fair and equitable business practices and earn the trust
of all the communities in which we do business, Toshiba strives to be a good corporate
citizen, placing high priority on legal compliance, human rights, and the environment.
These principles are the heart of all our business management practices.
Toshiba demonstrates its commitment to people and the future through contributions,
charitable sponsorships and employee volunteer programs in the communities where
we work and live. Toshiba’s corporate giving allows us to contribute to communities
that have helped us grow and succeed, in America and beyond.
- In California, Toshiba has been the title sponsor of the Toshiba Classic charity
golf tournament since 1998. One of the most exciting events on the PGA Champions
Tour, the Classic brings many of the world’s top golfers together to compete on
an extremely challenging course. Over the past 10 years, this event has raised
over $10 million, benefiting over 20 charities.
- In New York, Toshiba supports cultural institutions such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln
Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- In the Gulf Coast, Toshiba employees contributed over $1 million in relief funds
for residents affected by Hurricane Katrina.
- In the Midwest, Toshiba provided tablet PCs to researchers and scientists to
help document biodiversity in a St. Louis park.
Toshiba America Foundation
The mission of Toshiba America Foundation is to promote quality science and mathematics
education in U.S. schools. Grants are made for programs and activities that improve
teaching and learning in science and mathematics, grades K-12. Read More.
ExploraVision encourages K-12 students of all interest, skill and ability levels
to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations
with the tools of science. All inventions and innovations result from creative
thinking and problem solving. These are but a few examples of Toshiba’s commitment
to enrich and support the communities where we live and work.