BSI helps Toshiba demonstrate sustainable business excellence by understanding the lifecycle impacts of its new products and technologies

Press release - 5th December 2012

BSI Japan has enabled technology giant Toshiba to demonstrate the sustainable credentials of its new eco-friendly multi-function printer, the “e-STUDIO 306LP MFP”, through the use of business standards.

BSI’s team of environmental experts has verified that the innovative ‘Multi-function Printer System’ of Toshiba Tec meets the stringent requirements of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standards, ISO 14040 and ISO 14044. Together these standards provide a robust framework for assessing the environmental impact of a product or service from the time of production through to product disposal.

The verification process reviewed the LCA calculation method of the “e-STUDIO 306LP MFP” for a five year period and compared it with that of a regular multi-function printer.

“Complying with rigorous verification standards is demonstration of Toshiba’s commitment to sustainable business improvement,” said Yoshio Izumi, Marketing Director at BSI. “Understanding the LCA of the company’s new products demonstrates that Toshiba is taking major steps towards addressing the environmental aspects and potential impacts throughout a product's life - from initial raw material acquisition through to final disposal.”

About BSI

BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Famed for its marks of excellence including the instantly recognizable Kitemark®, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 70,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.

About Toshiba Tec Corporation

Toshiba Tec Corporation, a Toshiba company, designs and markets worldwide an extensive range of technology products, including POS (Point of Sales) systems and barcode printing equipment, label printing and RFID systems for the manufacturing, logistics and retail industries; and kiosk and self-service solutions for the retail, hospitality and transportation industries. Toshiba Tec is a leading global provider of copiers and MFP for office use.