ENERGY STAR Program:
The European Commission signed a contract with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote the ENERGY STAR Program for office equipment in the European Union as well. Toshiba Europe GmbH is a registered partner of the European Community ENERGY STAR Program.
ErP Directive 2009/125/EC:
ErP stands for energy-related products. The ErP Directive provides a basis for the integration of environmental aspects in product design in the development of energy-related products. The Directive does not introduce directly binding requirements for specific products but does define conditions and criteria for setting requirements regarding environmentally relevant product characteristics (such as energy consumption).
ISO 14001 certification:
ISO 14001 is a voluntary international standard that establishes requirements for an environmental management system (EMS). The ISO 14001 environmental mangagement standards exist to help organizations integrate the EMS into business management practices. Setting up environmental management systems help companies minimize how their operations negatively affect the environment. All Toshiba PC company productions plants are ISO 14001 certified.
REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. REACH went into effect on June 1, 2007. Enterprises which manufacture or import more than one ton of a chemical substance per year will be required to register this substance in a central database administered by the new EU Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki.
RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. The RoHS EU Directive restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The RoHS EU Directive aims to reduce the use of substances that may pose risks to human health or the environment. As of July 1, 2006, most new electrical and electronic equipment cannot be sold in the EU if they contain the following substances above specified concentrations (w/w) at the homogeneous material level:
- Lead (0.1%)
- Mercury (0.1%)
- Cadmium (0.01%)
- Hexavalent Chromium (0.1%)
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0.1%)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0.1%)
Solid State Drive:
Solid State Drive (SSD) is a storage device using NAND flash memory instead of magnetic media. It offers a number of benefits over standard mechanical hard drives due to non-moving parts.
The ECO Declaration (TED):
The Standard ECMA 370 known as "The Eco Declaration" specifies environmental attributes and measurement methods for ICT and CE products according to known regulations, standards, guidelines and currently accepted practices.
Toshiba Eco Utility
Designed with the environment in mind, Toshiba's Eco Utility allows you to manage your laptop's power consumption. One simple click instantly cuts the amount of power your laptop uses, reducing its environmental impact and extending your battery life.
Toshiba´s Factor T
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With Factor T, Toshiba has introduced an eco-efficiency concept taking into account not only the environmental impact but also the value of a product. The value of a product is calculated by evaluating the product’s functions and performance based on the voice of customer. The environmental impact of a product is calculated by summing all the environmental impacts attributable to the product throughout its life cycle from procurement of raw materials to manufacturing, distribution, consumption and final disposal.