|[August 07, 2014]
Toshiba Publishes English Edition of CSR Report 2014
TOKYO --(Business Wire)--
Toshiba (News - Alert) Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that the English
edition of the Toshiba Group Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2014
(hereinafter referred to as "CSR (News - Alert) Report 2014"), a comprehensive account
of Toshiba Group's latest CSR activities, is now available at:
Toshiba has published the report since 2004 as a mean to provide the
company's stakeholders with an authoritative resource on Toshiba Group's
CSR policies, plans, programs and activities; this is the 11th
The CSR Report 2014 can be downloaded as a PDF from Toshiba's CSR
website and readers can make their own version by selecting the topics
that interest them.
This year Toshiba, as part of ISO26000 implementation, initiated CSR
reviews with an independent third-party organization, and by doing so
identified human rights, supply chain CSR and environmental management
as important key issues (materialities). The report contains standard
disclosures from GRI G4 guidelines*1, and highlights Toshiba
Group's approach for these material issues.
Three articles highlight major activities in the last year.
An article highlighting human rights looks at current initiative in
respect of conflict minerals issues, and also covers a workshop held in
February this year for human resources managers in Asia. The workshop
used the Universal Declaration of Human Right as a basis for discussing
business risk, a major concern for Toshiba Group's business.
A second article look at supply chain CSR, including measures to promote
better understanding of Toshiba Group procurement policy, and "KAPATIRAN*2"
the supplier partnership program that Toshiba Group has conducted in the
Philippines since 2012.
The third article highlights environmental management. It outlines
"Environmental Report 2014", which will be published separately, and
Toshiba Group's environmental policies and measures.
The report also provides detailed accounts of CSR activities based on
the core subjects of ISO26000: "Organizational Governance", "Human
Rights", "Labor Practices", "The Environment", "Fair Operating
Practices", "Customers", and "Community Involvement and Development".
The Japanese edition of CSR Report 2014 is also available online at:
The 4th edition of the sustainability reporting guideline of GRI
(Global Reporting Initiative) (May, 2013 announcement).
The program which the Philippines Ministry of Labor introduced in
2011, major companies support labor and safety approaches of the
small and medium-sized suppliers.
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Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class
capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems
into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community
Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices &
Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles
of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People,
Committed to the Future", Toshiba promotes global operations towards
securing "Growth Through Creativity and Innovation", and is contributing
to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe,
secure and comfortable society.
Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global
network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people
worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).
To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm
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