As Toshiba Group looks to improve processes, we are committed to meeting the following goals in FY 2015:
- Reducing greenhouse gases by 65 percent (4.39 million tons) from FY 1990 levels
- Reducing manufacturing waste by 71 percent (0.117 million tons) compared to FY 2000 levels
- Reducing chemical emissions by 77 percent (1,967 tons) compared to FY 2000 levels
Our Americas operations are working toward these goals with innovative projects that are producing outstanding results. WEC/Columbia's wood and cardboard recycling program removed approximately 249 tons of biomass from the waste system. The energy-efficient boiler installed at WEC/Waltz Mill will reduce CO2 emissions by 90 percent, eliminating 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year and saving $1,351 in annual heating costs.
A new x-ray processing and silver recovery system at WEC/Newington now returns about $1,000 in silver per barrel while eliminating the cost of outsourced processing. A paint reformulation project introduced at TIC in Houston reduced xylene emissions by 43 percent. Additionally, by reformulating the paint coating for the industrial motors it produces, the company eliminated the use of paint thinner-reducing paint-related emissions by approximately 3.5 tons a year and saving about $75,000 annually.