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Current Status of Environmental Impact and Environmental Targets and Outcomes

Current Status of Environmental Impact

The following tables show the environmental impact (material balance) of manufacturing activities at Toshiba Memory Corporation. For details of the environmental impact of Yokkaichi Operations and its environmental activities, see " 2017 Yokkaichi Operations Environmental Report " (PDF:4,831KB).


Environmental Impacts (Material balance):Input
FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Chemicals ton 40,418 41,924 39,141 40,276 43,407
City water thousand m3 21 27 31 41 42
Industrial water thousand m3 10,015 11,998 12,590 13,712 14,370

※Chemicals which is targeted for reduction established by Toshiba group


Plans Post FY2016 by the Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company Group
FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Green house gas thousand ton 716 901 994 1,241 1,404
Chemicals ton 410 395 497 623 689
Waste ton 55,282 57,659 56,721 57,612 63,289
Waste water thousand m3 8,626 10,017 10,767 11,403 12,554
NOx ton 17.1 15.3 17.2 17.4 17.3
SOx ton 0 0 0 0 0

※Chemicals which is targeted for reduction established by Toshiba group

Targets and Outcomes

The following table summarizes the environmental targets of Toshiba Memory Corporation for 2016, their achievement status, and the targets for 2017. We met all the environmental targets in 2016. To reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, we have implemented measures for reducing discharge from their sources. To reduce the amount of waste produced, we have been implementing measures that emphasize the importance of the three Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle). To reduce the amounts of chemical substances used and discharged, we have reduced the usage, and increased the recycling rates, of chemical agents and gases used during manufacturing processes.

Accompanying its plan for business (production line) expansion, the environmental impact of Toshiba Memory Corporation is expected to increase in 2017 compared with the previous year. We will continue to undertake cross-functional and innovative environmental initiatives.

Environmental targets and objectives 2016 Target 2016 Result 2016
2017 Target
Development of products that consider to reduce the environmental impact of society Reducing the environmental impact of production processes through miniaturization of devices 3 or more measures per year 3 measures Y 3 or more measures per year
Mitigation of global warming Reduction of CO2 emissions from energy sources ≥ 9,100 t-CO2 10,434 t-CO2 Y ≥ 9,636 t-CO2
PFC emissions ≤ 342 kt-CO2 275 kt-CO2 Y ≤ 411 kt-CO2
Promoting efficient use of resources Total amount of waste generated minus amount of valuable waste ≤ 39.4 kt 38.3 kt Y ≤ 41.8 kt
Total waste generated ≤ 68.1 kt 63.3 kt Y ≤ 67.8 kt
Water intake ≤ 17,247 km3 14,196 km3 Y ≤ 18,090 km3
Reduction of environmental risk Emissions of chemical substances to air and water (total amount) ≤ 834 t 690 t Y ≤ 922 t
Biodiversity conservation Biodiversity conservation Periodic monitoring of indicator species Periodic monitoring of indicator species, selection of partners Y Periodic monitoring of indicator species
Promotion of environmental communication Social communication Charity eco bazaars, collection of recyclable wastes, donations, etc. Held charity bazaars, collected recyclable garbage, made donations, etc. Y Charity bazaars, collection of recyclable garbage, donations, etc.
Community communication Local communication Communicated with local people (e.g., meetings with local residents' associations) Y Local communication
Raising environmental consciousness Raising environmental consciousness Measures for raising consciousness Held consciousness-raising programs (e.g., monthly environmental events) Y Consciousness-raising programs
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