|DATE||March 22, 2007|
|VENUE||Toshiba America Inc. New York, USA|
|THEME||Environment activities in TOSHIBA America Group|
Dialogue with NGOs and SRI fund representatives.
Toshiba invited representatives of environmental NGOs and socially responsible investment (SRI) organizations and held its first stakeholder dialogue in the United States. We obtained sound opinions concerning the future environmental activities of Toshiba America Group.
"Environmental trends such as climate change, e-waste and water pose a great concern. It's important for Toshiba to communicate clearly its own position on these issues". Regarding "Factor-T", we received the following comment. "Although the stakeholders were impressed with Toshiba's efforts to quantify intangible values, Factor-T can be a challenging concept to grasp. A simplified explanation is needed."
"Companies are increasingly held accountable for supply chain procedures, from sourcing to end-of-life. Toshiba needs to develop a comprehensive supply chain strategy and to communicate this to stakeholders"
A number of participants highlighted changing customer attitudes and greater concern about social and environmental issues (including business customers, public sector customers and individual consumers) that will have implications for Toshiba's future product development and marketing.
Ms.Alexis B. Krajeski
F&C Investment (SRI)
Calvert Asset Management (SRI)
Mr. Matthew C. Bnks
Ms. Yerina Mugica
Ms. Kate Krebs
Mr. Dunstan Hope, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)
We recognize that proactive engagement with our stakeholders about key environmental issues further strengthens our responsible business practice. The outcome of the dialogue highlighted environmental issues related to our business that demand our attention. We are committed to examine each case carefully and to take appropriate measures to meet our stakeholder's expectations.
Contents and Job Titles as of March 2007