Toshiba Corp.

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• Toshiba manufactures a wide range of electronic and high-technology products and produces computing systems, industrial equipment, and consumer electronics and appliances.

• Toshiba's supplier companies have been cited for discrimination, forced overtime, and failing to pay a living wage, and the company lacks a comprehensive policy on workers rights.

• While Toshiba is helping to lead the industry in both recycling and chemical phase-out, e-waste in developing countries continues to pose a significant problem for the industry.

• Let Go Green help you find environmentally and worker friendly technology products.

-- Profile Updated 07/06/2010

About Toshiba Corp.


Toshiba manufactures a wide range of electronic and high-technology products for personal and institutional use. Toshiba also produces computing systems, industrial equipment, and consumer electronics and appliances. In 2006, Toshiba employed over 172,000 people and reported sales of over $53.9 billion.

Campaigns

Electronics TakeBack Coalition

The Electronics TakeBack Coalition…

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The Electronics TakeBack Coalition, formerly the Computer TakeBack Campaign, aims to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics are produced and discarded by requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners to take full responsibility for the life cycle of their products, through effective public policy requirements or enforceable agreements.

Toshiba currently has no national program to take back and recycle their old televisions, and has actively lobbied against state legislation that would require them to do so.

www.computertakeback.com


Affiliates

- A&T Battery Corporation - Gunma, Japan
- Applied Super Conetics, Inc. - San Diego, CA
- Asahi Techno Glass Co - Shizuoka, Japan

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- Asahi Techno Glass Co - Shizuoka, Japan
- Buzen Toshiba Electronics Corporation - Fukuoka, Japan
- Changzhou Toshiba Transformer Co., Ltd. - Changzhou, China
- Copy Supply Concepts Inc. - Littleton, CO
- D.T. Circuit Technology Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Dalian Toshiba Televison Co., Ltd. - Dalian, China
- Dengyosha Machine Works Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Device Link, Inc. - Tokyo, Japan
- Display Technologies, Inc. - Tokyo, Japan
- Electronic Imaging Division - Irvine, CA
- Enceratec, Inc. - Columbus, IN
- Enterprise Business System Solution Co. - Tokyo, Japan
- Fukuoka Toshiba Corporation - Fukuoka, Japan
- GE Toshiba Automation Systems L.L.C. - Salem, VA
- GE Toshiba Silicone Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- GE Toshiba Turbine Components de Mexico S.R.L. de C.V. - Cienega de Flores, Mexico
- Hamaoka Toshiba Electronics Corp. - Shizuoka, Japan
- Hangzhi Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd. - Hangzhou, China
- Hanji Electronic Engineering Co., Ltd. - Seoul, Korea (South)
- Harrison Toshiba Lighting - Imabari, Japan
- Henan Pinggao Toshiba High-Voltage Switchgear Co., Ltd. - Pingdingshan, China
- Himeji Toshiba E.P. Corporation - Himeji, Japan
- Iwate Toshiba Electronics Co., Ltd. - Kitakami, Japan
- Japan Nuclear Fuel Co., Ltd. - Aomori, Japan
- Kaga Toshiba Electronics Company - Ishikawa, Japan
- Kawamata Seiki Co., Ltd. - Fukushima, Japan
- Kitashiba Electric Co., Ltd. - Fukushima, Japan
- Kitsuki Toshiba Electronics Corporation - Oita, Japan
- Korea Electronic Material Co., Ltd. - Inch'on, Korea (South)
- Korea Electronic Material Co., Ltd. - Kyongkido, Korea (South)
- Kyodo Building Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Marcon Electronics Co., Ltd. - Yamagata, Japan
- Minato Building Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- MS Elevators Sdn. Bhd. - Penang, Malaysia
- Nanjing Postel Wong Zhi Telecommunications Co., Ltd. - Nanjing, China
- Ningbo Toshiba Huatong Switchgear Co., Ltd. - Ningbo, China
- Nippon Steel Pipe - Kawasaki, Japan
- Nippon Tungsten Co., Ltd. - Fukuoka, Japan
- Nishishiba Electric Co., Ltd. - Himeji, Japan
- Nogata Toshiba Electronics Co. - Fukuoka, Japan
- Omni Business Products Inc. - Norcross, GA
- Onkyo Corp. - Osaka, Japan
- Osstech Inc. - Wilmington, MA
- P.T. Display Devices Indonesia - Bekasi, Indonesia
- P.T. Schneider Electric Manufacturing Batam - Muka Kuning, Indonesia
- P.T. Toshiba Consumer Products Indonesia - Bekasi, Indonesia
- P.T. Toshiba Consumer Products Indonesia-Jakarta - Jakarta, Indonesia
- P.T. Toshiba Display Devices Indonesia - Bekasi, Indonesia
- P.T. Tosjaya Abadi Ventura - Jakarta, Indonesia
- Schneider Toshiba Inverter Europe S.A.S. - Pacy-sur-Eure, France
- Semp Toshiba Amazonas S.A. - Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Semp Toshiba Informatica Ltda. - Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Semp Toshiba S.A. - Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Shanghai GFC Toshiba Elevator Co., Ltd. - Shanghai, China
- Shanghai Jinzhi Electronics Co., Ltd. - Shanghai, China
- Shenyang Neusoft Business Software Co., Ltd. - Shenyang, China
- Shenyang Toshiba Elevator Co., Ltd. - Shenyang, China
- Shibaula Mechatronics Ltd. - Ebina, Japan
- Shibaura Mechatronics Corporation - Yokohama, Japan
- Showa Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd. - Kawasaki, Japan
- Sord Computer Corporation - Chiba, Japan
- T and S Servicos Industrias S/C Ltda. - Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Taiwan Toshiba International Procurement Corp. - Taipei, Taiwan
- Taketa Toshiba Electronics Corporation - Oita, Japan
- TEC America Inc. - Atlanta, GA
- Telecommunication Systems Division - Arlington, VA
- TFPD Corporation - Himeji, Japan
- Thai Toshiba Electric Industries Co., Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- TMA Electric Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Tohoku Semiconductor Corporation - Sendai, Japan
- Toki Electric Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Tokyo Bankin Industries Co., Ltd. - Kawasaki, Japan
- Tokyo Electronic Industry Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Topcon Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba (Australia) Pty., Ltd. - Sydney, Australia
- Toshiba (China) Co., Ltd. - Beijing, China
- Toshiba - San Jose, CA
- Toshiba Advanced System Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Air Conditioning Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Akita Denki Co., Ltd. - Akita, Japan
- Toshiba Akita Socio Products Co., Ltd. - Kawabe, Japan
- Toshiba America Business Solutions - Parsippany, NJ
- Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc - Mitchell, SD
- Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. - Irvine, CA
- Toshiba America Capital Corporation - New York, NY
- Toshiba America Consumer Products Manufacturing Div. - Lebanon, TN
- Toshiba America Consumer Products Manufacturing-TV Chassis Operation - El Paso, TX
- Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. - Wayne, NJ
- Toshiba America Consumer Products-Latin America - Miami, FL
- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. - Irvine, CA
- Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. - Irvine, CA
- Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. - Tustin, CA
- Toshiba America MRI Inc. - South San Francisco, CA
- Toshiba America Research, Inc. - Convent Station, NJ
- Toshiba America Venture Capital, Inc. (Subsidiary) - New York, NY
- Toshiba America, Inc. - New York, NY
- Toshiba America, Inc.-Western Office - Irvine, CA
- Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte., Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Toshiba AVE Co. Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Battery Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Builders Appliance Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Building & Lease Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Building Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Business And Life Services Co Ltd - Kawasaki, Japan
- Toshiba Business Corporation - Deerfield Beach, FL
- Toshiba Business Solutions - Las Vegas, NV
- Toshiba Capital (Asia) Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Toshiba Capital Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Carrier Corporation - Fuji, Japan
- Toshiba Ceramics Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Chemical Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Chubu Lifestyle-Electronics Co., Ltd. - Nagoya, Japan
- Toshiba Chugoku Lifestyle-Electronics Corporation - Hiroshima, Japan
- Toshiba Chugoku Services & Engineering Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Components Co., Ltd. - Mobara, Japan
- Toshiba Compressor (Taiwan) Corp. - Taoyuan, Taiwan
- Toshiba Computer Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. - Shanghai, China
- Toshiba Computer Technology Corp. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Consumer Marketing Company Ltd - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Consumer Products (Thailand) Co., Ltd. - Pathumthani, Thailand
- Toshiba Control System Corporation - Fukuoka, Japan
- Toshiba Credit Corp. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Dalian Co. Ltd. - Dalian, China
- Toshiba Data Dynamics Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Toshiba de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. - Mexico, Mexico
- Toshiba de Venezuela C.A. - Bogota, Colombia
- Toshiba de Venezuela C.A. - Caracas, Venezuela
- Toshiba Device Corporation - Kawasaki, Japan
- Toshiba Digital Frontiers Inc. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Digital Media Engineering Corp. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corp - Taipei, Taiwan
- Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corp. - Taipei, Taiwan
- Toshiba Disk Products Division (Division) - Irvine, CA
- Toshiba Display Devices (Thailand) Co., Ltd. - Pathumthani, Thailand
- Toshiba Display Devices, Inc. - Horseheads, NY
- Toshiba do Brasil S.A. - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Toshiba do Brasil S.A. - Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
- Toshiba do Brasil S.A.-Electronics Components Division - Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
- Toshiba E&S Hokkaido Corporation - Sapporo, Japan
- Toshiba East Japan Life Electronics Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Electric Appliances Co., Ltd. - Maebashi, Japan
- Toshiba Electric Service Corp. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Electro Web Corportation - Kawasaki, Japan
- Toshiba Electromex - El Paso, TX
- Toshiba Electromex, S.A. de C.V. - Zaragoza, Mexico
- Toshiba Electronic Engineering Corporation - Yokohama, Japan
- Toshiba Electronic Imaging Division - Chicago, IL
- Toshiba Electronic Imaging Division - Irvine, CA
- Toshiba Electronic Imaging Division - Norcross, GA
- Toshiba Electronic Imaging Division - Parsippany, NJ
- Toshiba Electronic Systems Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Electronics Asia (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Toshiba Electronics Asia - Beijing, China
- Toshiba Electronics Asia - Chengdu, China
- Toshiba Electronics Asia - Qingdao, China
- Toshiba Electronics Asia, Ltd. - Kowloon, China (Hong Kong)
- Toshiba Electronics Espana S.A. - Madrid, Spain
- Toshiba Electronics Europe Gmbh - Camberley, United Kingdom
- Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH - Dusseldorf, Germany
- Toshiba Electronics France S.A.R.L. - Rosny-sous-Bois, France
- Toshiba Electronics Italiana S.R.L. - Agrate Brianza, Italy
- Toshiba Electronics Korea Corporation - Seoul, Korea (South)
- Toshiba Electronics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. - Kuala Langat, Malaysia
- Toshiba Electronics Philippines, Inc. - Makati, Philippines
- Toshiba Electronics Scandinavia AB - Bromma, Sweden
- Toshiba Electronics Taiwan Corp. - Taipei, Taiwan
- Toshiba Electronics Trading (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. - Penang, Malaysia
- Toshiba Electronics Trading (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
- Toshiba Eletec Chubu Corporation - Nagoya, Japan
- Toshiba Eletec Higashi Nihon Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Eletec Nishinihon Corporation - Osaka, Japan
- Toshiba Elevator & Building Systems Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Elevator Sales Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Engineering Center Seattle - Kirkland, WA
- Toshiba Engineering Co., Ltd. - Kawasaki, Japan
- Toshiba Europe GmbH - Neuss, Germany
- Toshiba Europe Research Ltd. - Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Toshiba GE Automation Systems Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Gulf Fze - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Toshiba Hawaii, Inc. (Division) - Honolulu, HI
- Toshiba Hokkaido Service & Engineering Co., Ltd. - Sapporo, Japan
- Toshiba Hokuriku Lifestyle-Electronics Corporation - Kanazawa, Japan
- Toshiba Hokuriku Service & Engineering Co., Ltd. - Ishikawa, Japan
- Toshiba Hokuto Electronics Corporation - Asahikawa, Japan
- Toshiba Hokuto Electronics Corporation - Hokkaido, Japan
- Toshiba Home Technology Co., Ltd. - Niigata, Japan
- Toshiba Home Technology Corporation - Niigata, Japan
- Toshiba Hong Kong Limited. - Sha Tin, China (Hong Kong)
- Toshiba Industrial Products Manufacturing Corporation - Mie, Japan
- Toshiba Industrial Products Sales Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Information Equipment (Philippines), Inc. - Binan, Philippines
- Toshiba Information Equipment Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation - Kawasaki, Japan
- Toshiba Information Systems (U.K.) Ltd.-Computer Systems Div. - Weybridge, United Kingdom
- Toshiba Information Systems (U.K.) Ltd.-Consumer Products Div. - Weybridge, United Kingdom
- Toshiba Information Systems - Camberley, United Kingdom
- Toshiba Insurance Service Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba International (Europe) Ltd - London, United Kingdom
- Toshiba International (Europe) Ltd. - West Drayton, United Kingdom
- Toshiba International Corp., Industrial Products Div. - Houston, TX
- Toshiba International Corporation Pty., Ltd. - Parramatta, Australia
- Toshiba International Finance (Netherlands) B.V. - Zoetermeer, Netherlands
- Toshiba International Finance (UK) plc - London, United Kingdom
- Toshiba IT & Control Systems Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Iwate Denki Co., Ltd. - Iwate, Japan
- Toshiba Kansai Lifestyle-Electronics Corporation - Osaka, Japan
- Toshiba Keiso Co., Ltd. - Matsuyama, Japan
- Toshiba KN System Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Kyushu Denki Co., Ltd. - Fukuoka, Japan
- Toshiba Kyushu Lifestyle-Electronics Co., Ltd. - Fukuoka, Japan
- Toshiba Kyushu Services & Engineering Co,. Ltd. - Fukuoka, Japan
- Toshiba Leasing Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Location Information Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Logistics Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd. - Numazu, Japan
- Toshiba Marketing - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Material Sales Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Medical do Brasil Ltda. - Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Toshiba Medical France S.A. - Puteaux, France
- Toshiba Medical Manufacturing Co Ltd - Tochigi, Japan
- Toshiba Medical Manufacturing Co. Ltd. - Ayase, Japan
- Toshiba Medical Systems AG - Oetwil am See, Switzerland
- Toshiba Medical Systems Asia Pte., Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Toshiba Medical Systems Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Medical Systems Europe B.V. - Zoetermeer, Netherlands
- Toshiba Medical Systems GmbH - Neuss, Germany
- Toshiba Medical Systems GmbH - Wiener Neustadt, Austria
- Toshiba Medical Systems Ltd. - Crawley, United Kingdom
- Toshiba Medical Systems NV/SA - Wijnegem, Belgium
- Toshiba Medical Systems S.A. - Madrid, Spain
- Toshiba Medical Systems S.R.L. - Rome, Italy
- Toshiba Memory Semiconductor Taiwan Corp. - Taipei, Taiwan
- Toshiba Memory Semiconductor Taiwan Corporation - Taipei, Taiwan
- Toshiba Metal Parts Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Microelectronics Corporation - Kawasaki, Japan
- Toshiba Multi Media Devices Co., Ltd. - Aomori, Japan
- Toshiba Niigata Lifestyle-Electronics Corporation - Niigata, Japan
- Toshiba Niigata Service & Engineering Co., Ltd. - Niigata, Japan
- Toshiba Nishi Nihon Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd. - Osaka, Japan
- Toshiba Nishi Nihon Service & Engineering Co., Ltd. - Osaka, Japan
- Toshiba OA Consultants Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba of Canada, Ltd. - Markham, Canada
- Toshiba Operations Centre - Sunbury, United Kingdom
- Toshiba Osaka Building Co., Ltd. - Osaka, Japan
- Toshiba Ou Denki Co., Ltd. - Sendai, Japan
- Toshiba Personal Computer System Corp. - Chiba, Japan
- Toshiba Plant Kensetsu Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Research Europe, Ltd. - Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Toshiba Sales & Services Sdn. Bhd. - Shah Alam, Malaysia
- Toshiba Semiconductor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. - Pathumthani, Thailand
- Toshiba Semiconductor GmbH - Braunschweig, Germany
- Toshiba Service & Engineering Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Shikoku Lifestyle-Electronics Corporation - Takamatsu, Japan
- Toshiba Shikoku Service & Engineering Co. Ltd. - Takamatsu, Japan
- Toshiba Shizuoka Lifestyle-Electronics Corporation - Shizuoka, Japan
- Toshiba Shizuoka Service & Engineering Co., Ltd. - Shizuoka, Japan
- Toshiba Shomei Precision Corporation - Fukushima, Japan
- Toshiba Shutoken Lifestye-Electronics Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Shutoken Service & Engineering Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Singapore Manufacturing Division - Singapore, Singapore
- Toshiba Singapore Pte., Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Toshiba Socio-Engineering Co., Ltd. - Kawasaki, Japan
- Toshiba System Technology Corp. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Systems (France) S.A. - Puteaux, France
- Toshiba Tec Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Technical Services International Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Technology Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. - Shanghai, China
- Toshiba Technonetwork Co. Ltd. - Nagoya, Japan
- Toshiba Telecommunication Field Engineering Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Thailand Co., Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- Toshiba TLC Inc. - Kawasaki, Japan
- Toshiba Tohoku Denki Co., Ltd. - Fukushima, Japan
- Toshiba Tohoku Service & Engineering Co., Ltd. - Sendai, Japan
- Toshiba Tohuku Lifestyle Electronics Corporation - Sendai, Japan
- Toshiba Tokuhan Lifestyle-Electronics Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Tourist Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Video Products Japan Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba Vietnam Consumer Products Co., Ltd. - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Toshiba Visual-Equipment Corporation - Fukaya, Japan
- Toshiba-EMI Limited - Tokyo, Japan
- Toshiba-Medical Division - Sydney, Australia
- Toshiba-Telecommunications Research Laboratory - Bristol, United Kingdom
- Tsugaru Toshiba Onkyo Co., Ltd. - Aomori, Japan
- Tsurong Xiamen Xiangyu Trading Co., Ltd. - Xiamen, China
- Vitt Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
- Wuxi Huazhi Semiconductor Co., Ltd. - Wuxi, China
- Zhuhai Xujizhi Power System Automation Co. Ltd. - Zhuhai, China

Contact Toshiba Corp.


Toshiba Corp.
Minato-ku
Tokyo, 105-8001 JP

Phone: 03-3457-2096

Web: www.toshiba.com

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Labor

The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations produced a comprehensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) company profi…

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The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations produced a comprehensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) company profile of Toshiba, outlining the various labor violations in factories in China, Thailand, and the Philippines.

There were several instances of discrimination, particularly in regards to women. At the Fujitsu factory, female applicants were forced to take a pregnancy test and pregnant workers were fired. Freedom to form a union was severely limited in the majority of factories, with management transferring and separating workers that attempted to unionize. At the Delta plant, workers lost their entire year bonus for taking one sick day. Instead, workers were told to use holiday leave when they were sick. Workers typically worked more than 60 hours per week and were forced to work overtime.

Toshiba's policies fail to guarantee the right to organize, a living wage, or job security.

-- Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, 02/23/2007

Source URL: www.campagneoecumenique.ch/IMG/pdf/8._Toshiba_CSR_company_profile-2.pd...


Environment

In the quarterly “Guide to Greener Electronics,” published by Greenpeace, electronic companies are ranked based on their use of to…

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In the quarterly “Guide to Greener Electronics,” published by Greenpeace, electronic companies are ranked based on their use of toxic chemicals and electronic waste policies. Toshiba received an overall score of 6 out of 10 in the September 2007 rankings. Toshiba offers some models without brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and has made commitments to eliminate all uses of PVC and BFRs by 2009. While Toshiba has improved in the area of product take back and recycling, it still fails to support Independent Producer Responsibility. Greenpeace hopes electronic companies and their manufacturers will become responsible for the full life cycle of their products.

-- Greenpeace, 06/26/2007

Source URL: www.greenpeace.org/raw/content/international/press/reports/greener-ele...


Basel Action Network’s (BAN) report entitled “The Digital Dump: Exporting Re-use and Abuse to Africa,” examines the current downsi…

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Basel Action Network’s (BAN) report entitled “The Digital Dump: Exporting Re-use and Abuse to Africa,” examines the current downside of the information technology growth in the industrialized world, focusing on the environmental ramifications in Lagos, Nigeria. The study demonstrates how Nigeria, representative of developing nations, has disproportionately carried the burden of toxic cyber waste. 75 percent of imported computer waste is not repairable or resalable; consequentially, the emitted toxins contaminate the air and water. Toshiba products were among those found “washed up” on the West African import market.

-- Basel Action Network, 10/24/2005

Source URL: www.ban.org/BANreports/10-24-05/documents/TheDigitalDump.pdf


In October 2003, Toshiba Corp. attempted to introduce "a new, unconventional electricity-generating plant powered by a small nucle…

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In October 2003, Toshiba Corp. attempted to introduce "a new, unconventional electricity-generating plant powered by a small nuclear reactor," to Galena, a Yukon River village in Alaska. As a response to growing problems over diesel power, officials in the region had sought out alternate forms of technology. Nuclear watchdog and environmental groups, however, advised officials to use caution, citing the nuclear power industry’s "history of making bold claims it couldn't back up."

-- Pacific News Service, 03/25/2004

Source URL: www.imdiversity.com/Villages/Native/business_finance/pns_native_alaska...


Health and Safety

Toshiba is recalling 830,000 laptop computer batteries manufactured by Sony.…

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Toshiba is recalling 830,000 laptop computer batteries manufactured by Sony. The models affected include its Dynabook, Qosmio, Satellite Portege, and Tecra laptop. Although Toshiba has not received any consumer complaints of computers catching on fire, the electronics giant is recalling its products on Sony’s advice. Over 7 million Sony laptop batteries have been recalled since July 2006.

-- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 10/23/2006

Source URL: www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml07/07011.html


The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined Toshiba $162,450 for 11 violations of OSHA procedure which res…

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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined Toshiba $162,450 for 11 violations of OSHA procedure which resulted in workers being inadequately trained to handle electrical hazards. Toshiba came under investigation in 2004 after a worker was electrocuted in Houston. OSHA found evidence of nine “serious” violations and two “willful” violations, where “serious” violations are those that should reasonably be expected to result in injury or loss of life, and “willful” violations are those committed with either intentional disregard or extreme negligence to federal standards.

-- Houston Chronicle, 02/27/2004

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