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Corporate Social Responsibility Activities

Corporate and Social Responsibility principals are at the heart of Toshiba's strategy and business. Values such as respect for human life, environmental awareness, and compliance with legal requirements are closely integrated into our day-to-day operations as a corporate citizen of planet Earth.

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UN Global Compact

Toshiba signed the United Nations Global Compact in 2004 and from then has implemented and promoted these basic principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption within the organization and towards its suppliers. Corporate social responsibility is reviewed every year by third parties and Toshiba has been awarded several prizes for its success and commitment.

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The Environment

To lessen the environmental impact and take action on co2 emissions, Toshiba Air Conditioning in the UK has been a certified CarbonNeutral® division since 2012. To achieve this certification, Toshiba is working with The CarbonNeutral Company to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the global standard for carbon neutral certification. The certification involves an annual independent detailed greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment to quantify the total greenhouse gases produced both directly and indirectly by the company's activities. These include CO2 emissions from travel, waste, water consumption and energy.

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Kanungu Run-of-River Hydro Project, Uganda

The Kanungu project in Western Uganda is a small run-of-river hydropower project which reduces emissions by displacing diesel-powered generators that supply the Ugandan electricity grid, generating approximately 29GWh of electricity each year. The additional capacity that this project delivers to the electricity grid is expected to enhance rural access to electricity services and reduce load shedding.

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