Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has not just transformed business. It has redefined the word "profit" to embrace the long-term livelihood of people, and the health of our planet too.
No one understands the importance of CSR better than Toshiba, with a far-reaching approach enshrined in these four key areas.
A sense of obligation to society, the environment and our collective future comes from the highest ranks of Toshiba management. Respecting human rights. Acting with integrity, transparency and accountability. Planning product lifecycles to ease environmental harm. Joining the U.N. Global Compact. At Toshiba, we know that in today's complex global mix, corporate success, personal prosperity, and a greener planet reside along the very same path.
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Whether defined as a neighborhood, town, nation or our increasingly unified global village, community is what gives corporate social responsibility its middle name. That's why Toshiba believes in supporting the many locales in which we operate, and why we've committed substantial resources to disasters like the Haiti earthquake, the stateside ExploraVision program and benefits for local non-profit groups.
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At Toshiba, sustainability means more than just recycling. It involves pursuing policies, programs and practices that are not only effective today, but help the planet well into the future-like our Environmental Vision 2050, or our Factor T environmental impact indicator. And it means taking a 360° approach in all that we do, from product design and lifecyle planning, to manufacturing, packaging, logistics and even local facilities management.
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As waves of new technology continue impacting our lives, finding a conscientious way to retire the old while bringing in the new is key to keep from fouling our land and oceans with harmful substances. Toshiba's take-back and sell-back programs make it easy for consumers, businesses and institutions to do that responsibly, and often profitably.
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