We will strive to achieve net zero CO2 emissions in our own value chain, along with the effect of the broader decarbonization of society1.

We are committed to achieving substantial carbon neutrality by FY2031 across all our group factories, including emissions during production of components and materials, as well as emissions during product usage, to reduce all CO2 emissions from our business activities to net zero levels.

1The “decarbonization of society” refers to the improvement in the CO2 emission coefficient of electricity as various power supply operators progress in their decarbonization efforts.

Reducing CO2 Emissions in Factories

By 2030, We Aim to Attain Net Zero CO2 Emissions at All Our Factories

As of 2023, 31 out of approximately 250 Panasonic Group factories have already achieved this milestone. We are continuing to increase the number of our zero CO2 factories with the aim of ensuring that all our factories have gained this status by 2030.

A world map showcasing the expansion of net zero CO2 factories. As of 2023, a total of 31 locations, including 8 in North, Central, and South America, 1 in Europe, 4 in Southeast Asia, 9 in China and Northeast Asia, and 9 in Japan, have achieved net zero CO2 emissions.

The Key to Achieving Zero CO2 Factories Lies in Saving Energy and in the Utilization and Procurement of Renewable Energy.

Our efforts toward achieving zero CO2 factories include adopting energy-saving measures such as transitioning to LED lighting and implementing energy management systems utilizing AI.

The introduction of solar power systems, energy storage systems, hydrogen fuel cells, and the combination of utilizing renewable energy on-site and procuring 100% renewable energy externally, also help us reduce factory CO2 emissions to net zero.

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Panasonic Electronic Devices Jiangmen (PEDJM) Solar Power System

Initiatives at Panasonic Eco Technology Center and Beyond

In January 2019, Panasonic Eco Technology Center (PETEC), our home appliance recycling facility, became our first zero CO2 factory. Through adopting solar power systems, sourcing electricity from renewable energy, and offsetting fossil fuel-derived CO2 emissions under the Japan Credit Scheme, PETEC successfully attained net zero CO2 emissions.

At our Panasonic Energy Wuxi (PECW) factory in China, CO2 emissions were reduced to net zero in fiscal 2022. This was facilitated by introducing energy-saving measures and solar power systems, and by procuring renewable energy. In February 2022, PECW launched a demonstration experiment using pure hydrogen fuel cell generators to supply the facility with both electricity and heat.

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Panasonic Energy Wuxi (PECW)
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Panasonic Energy Wuxi (PECW) Solar Power System

Energy-Saving Home Appliances

By Refining Technologies such as ECONAVI Intelligent Sensors, Panasonic is Committed to Making Home Appliances Thoroughly Energy-Saving.

Through our OWN IMPACT efforts, Panasonic aims to reduce not only the CO2 emissions generated when we manufacture products, but also those generated when our products are used. Air conditioners and refrigerators serve as prime examples of Panasonic Group's commitment to energy-saving appliances. By refining unique technologies like ECONAVI Intelligent Sensors, which enable home appliances to automatically identify and reduce electricity wastage, Panasonic will further enhance energy-saving in home appliances.

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ECONAVI functionality enables home appliances to save power automatically.

Due to the increase in CO2, Earth is the hottest it has been in 1,400 years, and climate change is accelerating.

CEO Kusumi shares the Panasonic Group’s resolve regarding Panasonic GREEN IMPACT.

The Panasonic Group aims to create impact that reduces CO2 emissions by at least 300 million tons by 2050.

Our Initiatives

Our Initiatives

Carbon Neutrality

Circular Economy