To achieve Panasonic GREEN IMPACT, Panasonic Group has been working on toward making zero-CO2 factories*1 by promoting our efforts internally and externally to realize net zero CO2 emissions at own sites in all our operating companies by 2030.*2 For this medium term, we created Green Plan 2021; specifying "energy" as one of the key issues. In factories, our focus will be on "promoting zero-CO2 model factories," "increasing the use of renewable energy," and "promoting production with minimum energy." At the same time, we set up the Zero-CO2 Factory Promotion Taskforce in September 2021. The taskforce aims to further accelerate making zero-CO2 factories by discussing and providing measures common to whole Panasonic Group, and the like. The taskforce consists of Energy Saving Working Group for discussing and promoting energy-saving measures, Renewable Energy Utilization Working Group for discussing expansion of renewable energy use in each site, and Renewable Energy Procurement Working Group for promoting procurement of renewable energy. We will support such activities in all operating companies with members participated from relevant departments, collaborating with relevant job functions such as those of manufacturing, procurement and environment. In November 2021, we held an online seminar for Panasonic Group members with 470 participants whose number is 3 times of the average number of the participants in conventional seminars.
Panasonic Group also participate in Keidanren Carbon Neutrality Action Plan that is a voluntary action plan to alleviate global warming promoted by the entire electric and electronics industry.
We have been working steadily to save energy more in factories, and the like, targeting at the industry's "improvement of 1% for the annual average in energy intensity in factories and large offices per basic unit toward 2030".