Panasonic Group endorsed the TCFD recommendations*1 in May 2019. As Panasonic Group recognizes risks and opportunities concerning climate change as a critical management issue, we identify our business risks and opportunities and verify business resilience and strategy by thoroughly analyzing the scenarios, considering the TCFD's recommendation. We also disclose information on thematic areas recommended by TCFD, i.e. 'governance', 'strategy', 'risk management', and 'indices and targets', assuming future engagement with investors, etc.

*1 TCFD: an abbreviation of Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The task force was set up by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in response to a request by the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. TCFD published its recommendations in 2017.


Panasonic Group system to promote group-wide environmental sustainability management is headed by board of directors, so that information on group-wide environmental sustainability management from all of the operating companies are reported to the board of directors.

Also, the progress and results of activities for the key environmental targets we promised to society to achieve under the GREEN IMPACT PLAN 2024 (GIP2024) are examined and determined on the directions, issues, and particularly key measures in the Group Management Meeting where Group CEO, presidents of operating companies, and senior managers participate. Matters of special importance are deliberated on by the Board of Directors Meeting.

Our long-term environmental vision "Panasonic GREEN IMPACT (PGI)", was put through this process and was released in April 2022. In promoting our environmental sustainability management, we have built a system with which all operating companies and business sites members effectively collaborate and promote group-wide activities through determination by the Sustainability Management Committee (established in December 2021) led by the Group CEO. For activities organized by theme, there are specific committees for disseminating our environmental policy and targets to all members in the Group, for deliberating on how to respond to issues, and for managing the chemical substances used in our products.


We analyzed impacts on certain items of Panasonic Group Businesses that are likely to affect climate change, based on our assessment of the risks and opportunities in Panasonic Group business operations. The results were used to develop a social scenario for the year 2030, focusing on matters with the greatest impact. We then used the scenario as the basis for examining strategies, and verified the business resilience in our strategy.

Panasonic GREEN IMPACT (PGI) is our transition plan to low-carbon economy as a Panasonic group. To support this transition, we have set up short-term targets in our Green Impact Plan (GIP) 2024. We have also set out following medium-term targets.

  • Make our total CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2) net-zero by 2030.
  • Reduce CO2 emissions from use of our products that Panasonic Group sold by 30% compared with the 2019 level by the year 2030.

We would like to introduce specific examples as our contribution to energy reduction and energy transformation in society.

The first is an example of our energy reduction activities for product use in Scope 3; that is, action on lighting equipment that emit large volumes of CO2. In addition to the conventional lighting that is designed to "light up a plane" such as a floor or desktop, by using an index for 'feeling of brightness in space' and knowhows of "optical control technology" and "spatial presentation with proper lighting at a right place" that are developed based on our accumulated research results on comfortability, we will achieve energy reductions of up to 30%  without compromising comfort.

The next is an example of our contribution to energy transformation in society through electrification. To speed up energy transformation in society, the demand side must itself push for electrification by replacing fossil fuel-fired equipment with electric devices. For instance, the heat pump water heater is capable of warming up water by using a heat pump to collect heat from the air efficiently, minimizing the electric power consumption. The heat pump can

be used not only in new houses, but also in existing houses that use oil or gas-fired boilers without replacing the pipework. Electrification increases opportunities to make effective use of electric power derived from renewable energy sources. In addition to that frequency of utilizing opportunity to use energy derived from renewable energy sources increases thanks to the electrification, storing unstable supply of renewable energy as the warm water enables energy time shift and mitigates the load on the power grid, thus contributing to wider use of renewable energy resources.

Risk Management

As a tool to continuously reduce environmental risks, Panasonic Group is working to establish operating company-specific Environmental Risk Management Systems, in accordance with the basic risk management policy for all Group companies. The management policy includes (1) identification of environmental risks and group-wide risk management each year, and (2) ensuring quick responses to reported environmental risks. In addition, The Panasonic Group is promoting risk management based on the same process at Panasonic Holdings Co., Ltd. (PHD) and operating company. The PHD Enterprise Risk Management Committee conducts deliberations from the perspective of the Group's management and business strategies and social responsibilities, and decides the Group's significant risks.
In FY2024, strategic risks in Panasonic Group's significant risks such as climate change, environmental regulations and development of circular economy, and operational risks such as earthquakes, tsunami, flood and landslides have been addressed.

Metrics and Targets

The Panasonic Group has set its medium- to long-term target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, was accredited SBT*2 2.0°C in October 2017. Furthermore, in May 2023, our new greenhouse gas emissions reduction target was accredited as SBT 1.5°C.

*2 SBT: an abbreviation of Science Based Target. It is a target to reduce GHG emissions in consistent with scientific knowledge toward the goals to limit the increase of global temperature to less than 2.0°C above pre-industrial levels.

GHG emissions reduction targets (SBT 1.5°C accreditation)


Progress rate

Emissions from Panasonic Group business activities (Scope 1 and 2)

Reduce 90% by 2030
(compared to FY2019)


Emissions from use of Panasonic Group products (Scope 3)

Reduce 30% by 2030
(compared to FY2019)


Moreover, regarding indices related to climate change, we are discussing to set targets for following each item.

Transition risk

In response to a rise in the awareness of environmental issues, we are particularly focusing on the risks associated with the introduction and expansion of environmental regulations and policies in the international community. The rise in energy procurement costs, forced purchase of emission credits, increase in manufacturing costs because of switching to use materials with lower environmental impact, and commoditization of low-carbon products, resulting from the introduction of carbon pricing, such as a carbon tax and the Emission Trading System, are all may adversely affect our Group's business operations and performance. In addition, any delay in taking action to take measures against these environmental issues may lead to a loss of business opportunities to expand in the European and other markets as well as a loss of business opportunities as a result of trade halts. Furthermore, our drive to use tax deductions, subsidies and other methods to gain business opportunities under regulatory systems for energy security assurance and climate change measures in these countries may adversely affect our Group's business since we will not be able to receive fruitful results as we expected.

Physical risk

Each operating company assesses and monitors natural disaster risks, as well as their emergency responses to those risks. Each operating company also established financial assessment standards on the scale of the impact of the potential risks, rating the risk as high when the impact is more than 10 billion yen and as medium or low according to the impact risk.

Climate-related business opportunities

As the target set under our PGI announced in April 2022, we will strive to reduce CO2 emissions, with a aim of by 2050, achieving reduction impact of more than 300 million tons that is 'approx. 1%' of the total CO2 emissions discharged all over the world as of now, through group business activities.

In addition to our business operations in automotive battery business for environmentally friendly vehicles, aiming to reduce huge amount of CO2 emissions and activities to reduce CO2 emissions by the air quality and air conditioning business in Europe, in 2022 we started up an experimental facility under 'our RE100 solution' that had been designed to supply 100% of the power needed for a fuel cell manufacturing plant with renewable energy from hydrogen and photovoltaic power generation,*4, aiming at locally producing energy and consuming the energy locally.

Capital allocation

Panasonic Group plans to invest 600 billion yen for the three years from 2022 to 2024 under our medium- and long-term business strategies, mainly in automotive battery business that is in our priority investment areas.. Following the investment in automotive battery business, we have air quality and air conditioning business and supply chain management software business that we invest in our priority investment areas.

Our automotive battery business will play a central role for PGI by developing a supply chain with lower environmental impact and increasing avoided emission by such business growth As for our air quality and air conditioning business, we plan to expand the business in the European market where measures against climate change have been implemented, by focusing on air-to-water systems that will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions. As for our supply chain management software business, we will contribute to reducing the environmental impact by eliminating waste and delays in the supply chain.

Internal carbon pricing

Panasonic Group introduced internal carbon pricing in March 2022 for capital investment, with a setting the price of CO2 emissions at 6,000 yen per ton.*5 We plan to increase the installation of energy-saving facilities and renewable energy-fueled equipment, including photovoltaic power generation, while maintaining economic rationality that is consistent in the future, by considering the impact of future carbon taxation and the like. As for further expansion in the scope of our activities and price setting, we will determine in line with our business decisions.


Since April 2022, we have adopted a new performance evaluation system for executive remuneration of directors and executive officers of the holding company and of the presidents of the operating companies. The evaluation items for performance-based remuneration include those related to sustainability viewpoint such as environmental contributions. One of the examples of the contribution to our environmental performance index is reduction of CO2 emissions in our own value chain.

*5 Subject to change because of market conditions