We believe that the development of human resources is important in laying the foundations and promoting environmental sustainability management. To put this into action, a training curriculum is in place for each specialty and position. General Programs are organized for all employees to acquire environmental knowledge as well as learn about our environmental policy and activities. Specialized Programs are designed to bring employees' environmental skills to an advanced level.
General Programs are held every year at each business site for employees to acquire a wide range of knowledge, such as energy problems, trends in global society, and environmental activities by Panasonic. Additionally, training catered to the distinctive features of each operation is organized to provide information directly linked to business and operational activities. Other creative initiatives that we continue include environmental sustainability education to new employees and engineering-related employees using exclusive textbooks specific to their respective job experiences and skills to enable them to practice environmental action in their job activities.
In fiscal 2020, seven courses were held in the Specialized Programs, such as ISO 14001 internal environmental auditor training, environmental legislation, chemical substance management, and factory energy conservation diagnosis, and a total of 88 people took the courses.
We hold continual group training on environment risk and other key points in management for members who are assigned to overseas production sites, as companies are expected to take more and more actions for better environment a global scale.