Having achieved the targets we set out in Green Plan 2018, we have created a new Green Plan 2021 for the period from fiscal 2020 to 2022 to move us forward towards Panasonic Environment Vision 2050, which aims for building societies based on clean energy and more comfortable lifestyles that will bring "A better life" and "Sustainable global environment" compatibly.
Green Plan 2021 sets targets that focus on "energy" and "resources," which are the materiality to address to realize Environment Vision 2050. We also set out integrated and simplified targets as our continuing efforts for issues other than the above material issues, based on the Environmental Action Guidelines while taking account of environmental challenges and understanding society. We have worked to make "energy created" exceed "energy used" towards the year 2050, or even earlier.
To this end, in terms of "energy", we have worked to "increase amount of energy created" and "increase the size of contribution toward energy savings" in the area of products and services. The size of contribution toward energy savings through our products and services is an index to indicate the amount of our efforts toward energy savings when products and services of Panasonic Group are used by customers.
We have focused on increasing the value of this index. The initiative to increase this index is similar to our aims concerning the size of contribution in reducing CO<SUB>2</SUB> emissions through our products and services, which indicates the amount of our efforts to reduce CO<SUB>2</SUB> emissions in order to bring forward the peak of total CO<SUB>2</SUB> emissions in whole society. When the size of contribution in reducing energy consumption is converted to CO<SUB>2</SUB> emissions, it can be transferred to the size of contribution in reducing such emissions.
As a means of "energy," our factories have implemented activities such as "promoting zero-CO2 model factories," "increasing the use of renewable energy," and "promoting energy efficiency in production."
In our production activities, we have worked to further reduce energy consumption and CO<SUB>2</SUB> emissions by employing thorough energy-saving measures in all factories across the globe.
In terms of "resource," we have worked to "create circular economy business models," "reduce resources consumption and increase the use of sustainable materials," and "achieve Zero Waste Emissions from factories globally."
As other environmental sustainability goals, we have implemented activities in solving issues concerning water, chemical substances, and biodiversity, as well as in promotion of community contributions and education for the next-generation, and to prevent pollution in factories and thoroughly comply with product-related laws and regulations.
To spread a positive influence across society, we have implemented our environmental activities by rolling them out beyond the Panasonic Group across the entire supply chain through close collaboration with a variety of partners.
We have steadily put this environmental action plan into practice to achieve the set targets by fiscal 2022.