Production: 242 manufacturing sites
Logistics: Logistics stage of procurement, production, marketing and waste by partner companies and Panasonic.
Product use: Lifetime power consumption (a) of major products*8 with large amounts of energy use and CO2 emissions (b) associated therewith.
a = Annual power consumption of a model sold*9 x Sales quantity x product life*10
b = Annual power consumption of a model sold*9 x Sales quantity x product life*10 x CO2 emission factor*11
Recycling: Recycling of products means to use by oneself or to make into a state available for sale or free of charge the components and materials of a separated product.
*1 Figures from photovoltaic, wind, and biomass sources. Heat pumps not included.
*2 Target substances include all substances in the Panasonic Group Chemical Substances Management Rank Guidelines (For Factories).
*3 The factors related to fuels are based on "the Guidelines for Calculation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (version 4.7)" published by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment.
The latest figures from the "CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion 2019 issued by the International Energy Agency (IEA) is used for the CO2 emission factors for electricity purchased from different countries use.
*4 Release amount: Includes emissions to air, public water areas, and soil.
Transfer amount: Includes transfer as waste and discharge into the sewage system. Recycling that is free of charge or recycling where Panasonic pays a fee for treatment under the Waste Management and Public Cleaning Law is included in "Transfer." (Different from the transferred amount reported under the PRTR Law.)
*5 Intra-region outside Japan not included.
*6 Figures for Japan.
*7 Air conditioners, TVs, refrigerators/freezers, washing machines/clothes dryers, and PCs.
*8 As for personal computers, PC 3R Promotion Association (one corporation) collects and recycles PCs under the joint scheme with member companies.
*9 Household air conditioners, commercial air conditioners, lighting equipments and lamps, household refrigerators, commercial refrigerators, LCD TVs, washing and drying machines, fully-automatic washing machines, dish washer and dryers, IH cooking heaters, EcoCute, bathroom ventilation dryers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air purifiers, ventilation fans, electric fans, electronic rice cookers, microwave ovens, electric bidet toilet seats, irons, hair dryers, electric showers, electric water heaters, under-rug heaters, vacuum cleaners, electric water boilers, range hoods, projectors, mounting machines, etc.
*10 For each product category, the model that was sold in the largest quantity in the region was selected.
*11 Number of years during which spare parts for the product are available (defined by Panasonic).
*12 Regional CO2 emission factors (kg-CO2/kWh) used: 0.522 (Japan); 0.331 (Europe); 0.421 (NorthAmerica); 0.623 (China & Northeast Asia); 0.718 (India & South Asia); 0.395 (Southeast Asia & Oceania); 0.297 (Latin America); and 0.709 (Middle East & Africa).
*13 Hussmann Parent Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries not included.