Toshiba Group continues to develop products that have a lower impact on the environment compared with its previous models. By FY 2015, we plan to:
- Reduce CO2 emissions by 15 million tons through the energy savings features of our products
- Remove polyvinyl chloride and brominated flame retardants from all of our products
- Increase the percentage of resource savings for products to 50%, for example, reduce weight and size
In addition, we have set a goal of increasing sales of our most environmentally conscious products (Excellent ECPs*) from approximately $3.6 billion to approximately $22 billion** in FY 2015. In the Americas, Toshiba products that exemplify this designation include the Aplio™ AS300 and AS500 ultrasound systems, the Ultrabook notebook computer and the PAR38 LED light bulb. The highly energy-efficient Aplio™ MX system can actually recover and store unspent energy for future use. The Portégé® Z830 Ultrabook is EPEAT® Gold rated and ENERGY STAR® qualified, and its eco Utility™ function allows users to personalize power usage for lower energy consumption. The ENERGY STAR® qualified PAR38 LED light bulb lasts up to 40 times longer and uses up to 80 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs.
*Excellent ECP is Toshiba's term for products that have been found to meet the industry's highest level of environmental performance.
**Exchange rate used: 82 yen/dollar as of end of March 2012.