To many business customers looking to reduce their carbon footprint, purchasing a new print solution might not be an obvious choice. Toshiba TEC have confronted this issue head on with an innovative, marketing led offset initiative that sets them apart from their competitors and shows real leadership in a challenging market. As a corporate giant Toshiba are well aware of their environmental and Corporate Social Responsibilities. They have made significant breakthroughs in production techniques and innovation and have committed to long term dramatic reductions to their environmental impacts across the globe. This Is an extension of an already active program of Impact reduction and CSR activity.
Impact of Corrosion on Electronic Equipment
Corrosion is the destruction of metals through reaction with compounds in their environment. It is a natural process because compounds such as oxides, sulphides and chlorides are formed and these are stabler than pure metals. Electronic circuits and components are omnipresent in our environment. Until recently, the thousands of soldered joints that an electronic circuit contains were made with products that contained lead, an element that is highly toxic. Because of the introduction of RoHS regulations that...
Air Pollution Is Making Office Workers Less Productive
Businesses invest a great deal of time and money in interventions that claim to increase workers’ productivity through on-the-job training, new protocols, advicefrom consultants, and so on. Recent research suggests that there’s a surprising input into productivity that no one ever thinks about: clean air. We all know that air pollution is bad for our health, and researchers continue to find evidence of pollution’s negative effects. But recent research has gone further, starting to catalog how...
Sustainability and productivity – how can businesses successfully achieve both?
Every business is aware of the challenges associated with helping to increase productivity without the move having a detrimental impact on other areas of the business. If processes can be streamlined and output increased, most businesses would grab the opportunity to do so, but this may also come at the expense of other things outside of the organization’s specific business model and areas of operation. In many industries, one of the most significant side-effects of increased output is the impact on the...
De Beers Victor Mine’s Failure to Report Mercury Risks Causes Serious Environmental Concerns
Mercury contamination from the De Beers diamond mine in northern Ontario may be much higher than the company —or the provincial government — are reporting, according to a new study by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s Wildlands League. An investigation into one of world’s highest quality producing diamond mines has found failures in self-monitoring, raising troubling concerns about entrusting the company to protect the environment in which it operates. In a report being released...
Beliefs, Politics, and Environmental Policy
IntroductionMany of us who work on environmental issues have faced the challenge of conveying their importance to nonspecialists. Perhaps we have found ourselves defending the robustness of climate science to a contrarian uncle, or extolling the importance of biodiversity to a dubious aunt. Our relations and friends are often educated people, skilled in their own professions, who have formed strong opinions about the science underlying environmental problems, their potential consequences for their own lives, and...