Hybrid Vehicles Further Enhance Toshiba’s Commitment to Reducing Carbon Footprint
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in diagnostic and medical imaging systems, announces its commitment to replacing the company’s entire fleet of sedans for its sales and service teams with hybrid cars over the next three years. As part of Toshiba Corporation’s global environmental initiative, Toshiba chose the Toyota Camry Hybrid to replace one-third of the current gas-only fleet each year. The first set of hybrid cars is scheduled to arrive in mid-to-late November 2007 and will be used by service and sales managers and account executives.
“Toshiba Corporation takes its responsibility to the environment seriously as evidenced by the current Newsweek Japan CSR rankings where Toshiba Corporation has the top spot in Japan and is ranked number five worldwide,” said Larry Dentice, senior vice president and general manager, Toshiba America Medical Systems. “Here in the U.S., Toshiba’s move to hybrid cars reflects the company’s deep commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, including the reduction of CO2 emissions.”
With the addition of the Toyota Camry Hybrids, Toshiba expects to reduce fleet CO2 emissions by 25,000 pounds and save approximately $3 thousand to $4 thousand in fuel savings over the lifecycle of each vehicle.
“The hybrids will take us closer to our goal of reducing emissions in logistics from company cars and freight by one percent each year,” said Paul Biggins, director of Regulatory Affairs and head of the TAMS’ Environmental Affairs Committee. “This is another step towards making Toshiba a more socially and environmentally responsible company.”
Toshiba Corporation has set a global goal of reducing its energy-originated CO2 emissions by 25 percent by 2010 as well as non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent by 2010.