Toshiba Corporation is extending the time frame and scope of its Fourth Voluntary Environment Plan and defining new targets. The current plan was initially scheduled to run from FY2005 to FY2010, but the company will now extend it to FY2012, to coincide with the end of the First Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol.
Toshiba says it will introduce new eco-products and introduce an “Excellent ECP” mark on products with reduced environmental impact. The company wants to cut CO2 emissions from products, equivalent of totaling 6.3 million tons in FY2010 and 7.3 million tons in FY2012.
In its business processes, Toshiba has revised up its FY2010 targets and set up new added goals for FY2012. The company also wants to reduce water consumption – the target figure by basic manufacturing unit is a nine percent reduction by FY2010 and a 10 percent reduction by FY2012.
In a separate announcement, the company says it will reduce energy consumption at semiconductor plants by cutting the amount of cleaning wind circulated in clean rooms to the 300mm wafer line at its Oita Operations.