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Major sustainability issues and initiatives in the value chain

As structure, value chain and related stakeholders vary between business segments, Toshiba Memory Group performs mapping and analyzes CSR challenges and risks for each, and do our utmost to avoid and mitigate risks.

バリューチェーンにおけるCSRAction on Conflict Minerals IssuesMonitoring SuppliersPromoting the Career Development of Female EmployeesPromoting the Career Development of Female EmployeesReducing Environmental Burden in Yokkaichi Operations

Respect for Human Rights
Action on Conflict Minerals Issues

Out of the raw materials required to manufacture memory products, four minerals in particular* that are mined in conflict areas have become a serious issue, as they perpetuate the conflict and inhumane activities such as forced labor.

So as not to aid such inhumane activity through our procurement transactions, we annually survey our suppliers to investigate for any use of conflict minerals, and to gather smelter’s information to be listed, based on our Conflict Mineral Policy which Toshiba Memory defines.

* Tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold

CSR Management in the Supply Chain
Monitoring Suppliers

As global procurement advances and accelerates, there is an increase in potential CSR risks that could greatly impact management. In order to reduce such risks, and in order to promote CSR in areas such as human rights, labor and the environment, we check the situation at our suppliers based on global standards such as the RBA* Code of Conduct.

* RBA: Responsible Business Alliance

Diversity Promotion
Promoting the Career Development of Female Employees

The maximization of the capabilities and strengths of diverse employees is critical for active innovation and corporate growth.

Among others, promoting the career development of female employees in particular is an important issue for companies, as it not only matches the Japanese government’s policy, but is also one of the ESG indexes selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF). At Toshiba Memory, we promote the career development of female employees with a goal of developing a framework and implementing a mechanism and system for further promoting the career development of female employees.

Environmental Management
Reducing Environmental Burden in Yokkaichi Operations

Our 5th Fabrication Plant at Yokkaichi Operations (completed in 2014), the production base for our NAND flash memory, incorporated various measures to reduce environmental impacts. Through measures such as energy-efficient manufacturing and power equipment, and the use of LED lighting in all clean rooms, we reduce CO2 emissions by approx. 13% compared to the previously built 4th Fabrication Plant which is completed in 2008.

5th Fabrication Plant at Yokkaichi Operations
5th Fabrication Plant at Yokkaichi Operations

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