Environment : Environmental Communication

Promoting Environmental Communication

Panasonic Group has been focusing on maintaining close communications with stakeholders. We are actively engaged in environmental communication with our customers, business partners, local communities, governments, investors, employees, NGOs, experts, etc., through a variety of perspectives, including products and services, factories, and cooperation in environmental activities, as well as advertising, exhibitions, and website communication.
And at the same time, we utilize stakeholder’s opinions to further improve our environmental management.

Participation in initiatives

Panasonic Group has joined the "Race To Zero"*1, which is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest, and signed the "Business Ambition for 1.5°C." We are accelerating our efforts to achieve the goal of 1.5°C, which was globally declared at COP26. By joining the WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development)*2, we participate in international rulemaking and other activities to ensure that our products and services are properly evaluated as useful to society.

Proposals on Environmental Policy

In addition to publicity through Keidanren (Japanese Business Federation) and other industrial organizations, we submit environmental policy proposals not only to the Japanese government but also to governments of other countries through a wide range of opportunities. We joined in policy deliberations on environmental issues that the society is facing today: a future vision for national governments, industry, and people's lives aimed at the creation of a sustainable society, and information sharing and exchange related to international activities. Through this approach we established a deeper understanding of government policy. Based on this, we are engaging in a drive to promote environmental management with an awareness of preventing business risks as well as creating opportunities, through actively presenting proposals from the standpoint of manufacturing, marketing, and technology development.

Communication with Assessment Bodies and Investors

Panasonic Group has been engaged in constant communication with domestic and international assessment bodies and investors in order to inform them of our contribution to the environment and deepen their understanding of it.
Among our contributions, great attentions have been paid especially to progress to realize Panasonic GREEN IMPACT; our medium- and long-term environmental targets; and our initiatives to reduce the GHG emissions across our value chain.
We held sustainability briefings to explain our sustainability management approach and initiatives in January and July 2022.

We will continue to engage in such communication.

Communicating through Showrooms and Exhibitions

Panasonic Group has a range of exhibits across inside and outside to present its environmental sustainability management and its eco-conscious products and services, as well as to receive voices and requests directly from its customers.
At Panasonic Center Tokyo, one of our corporate global communications hub, we present actual initiatives and solutions to realize "Ideal society with affluence both in matter & mind". Panasonic Center Tokyo is actively working toward carbon neutral; in fiscal 2020, it has became the first "Zero CO2 showroom" in our group, and also started demonstration and exhibition of pure hydrogen fuel cell generators in fiscal 2021.
In March 2022, we opened the Panasonic GREEN IMPACT PARK as a place to create an opportunity for elementary and junior high school students, who are the future, to learn about the current state of growing global warming issues, their solutions, and to take action.
In addition, we also introduce our initiatives at online exhibitions and seminars, which are viewed by many participants.

Participation in Major Exhibitions for Fiscal 2022

Exhibition Venue Period
Wind Expo Japan 2021 Spring Japan Tokyo Mar. 2022
ITmedia Virtual EXPO 2022 Spring (Smart Factory EXPO) Online Feb. 2022
CES 2022 USA Las Vegas Jan. 2022
EXPO 2020 DUBAI UAE Online, United Arab Emirates Dubai Oct. 2021
AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Online 2021 Online Sep. 2021
The 26th Kitchen & Bath China 2021 China Shanghai May.2021

Publishing Environmental Information

Panasonic Group has been publishing its environmental reports since 1997. In fiscal 2014, we integrated the webpage for our environmental activities with that of for our CSR activities in order to publish comprehensive information in relation to sustainability. From fiscal 2016, among information published on our website, topics of great interest to our stakeholders, such as our environmental policy, approach, and performance data, are also provided in a Sustainability Data Book.

To increase further awareness on our Environmental Vision and environmental activities for CO2 reduction, resources recycling, water conservation, chemical substances, and biodiversity among customers worldwide, we are offering summary information on our activities on Panasonic Group websites in 74 countries (in 37 languages). In the area of chemical substances, for example, activities involving the entire supply chain to control certain chemical substances hazardous to the human health and the environment are presented in an easy-to-understand style.

For information on specified chemical substances in products regulated by the Act on the Promotion of the Effective Utilization of Resources, please refer to “Information on the Content of Certain Chemical Substances in Covered Products” below. We do not manufacture, import, or sell products that contain certain chemical substances beyond specified standards, other than in exempted parts.

In addition, we have established a new webpage, Information Based on the Act on Preventing Environmental Pollution of Mercury, in May 2017 to communicate information concerning the mercury used in our products to customers.

Example of the management of chemical substances