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ISO 14001


In 1996, Panasonic decided to implement the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System across our facilities in the Americas. ISO is an international federation promoting the development of international manufacturing, trade, and communication standards.

Under the ISO 14001 international standard, a systematic approach is put into place to assist an organization in proactively managing environmental issues. This approach is known as an Environmental Management System or EMS. The intention of an EMS, including ours, is to further reduce the environmental impact of our activities. Among the key components of an EMS are:

ISO 14001 EMS:

  1. Requires adoption of an environmental policy
  2. Requires organization to identify environmental
    aspects and impacts
  3. Sets objectives and targets
  4. Requires numerous separate procedures or programs
  5. Requires a commitment to comply  with legal requirements
  6. Does not set any new emission standards or limits

Since 1996, all of our manufacturing plants worldwide have achieved registration along with all large non-manufacturing locations. A total of 315 of our facilities worldwide are registered to ISO 14001.  Please click here for a complete listing of ISO 14001 registered facilities.

In the Americas, the following Panasonic manufacturing companies are registered:



Date of Reg.

Panasonic Motor Company, Division of Panasonic North America


May 99

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

Automotive Equipment

Nov. 98.

Panasonic Battery Corporation of America

Lithium battery, Battery material

Jan. 99

Panasonic Electronic Devices Corporation of America

Electrolytic capacitor, Car speaker, Aluminum foil

Aug. 97

Panasonic Disc Manufacturing Corporation of America

DVD Disc

Apr. 99

Panasonic Avionics Corporation


Jan. 01

Panasonic de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.

Color TV, Stereo

Jun. 99

Panasonic Electronic Devices de Tamaulipas, S.A. de C.V.

Car speaker, Switch

Jan. 00

Panasonic AVC Networks de Baja California, S.A. de C.V.


May 98

Panasonic Communications de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.

Cordless Phone

Feb. 98

Panasonic Automotive Systems de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.

Car audio equipment

Dec. 97

Panasonic Home Appliances de Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Vacuum cleaner, Microwave oven

May 02

Panasonic Electric Works Mexicana S.A. de C.V.

Switching device, Lighting fixture, Home appliance

Nov. 00

Panasonic Centroamericana S.A.

Dry battery

Mar. 99

Panasonic Peruana S.A.

Dry battery

May 98

Panasonic do Brasil Ltda.

TV, Camcorder, Audion equipment, Microwave oven, Battery

Jan. 99

In addition, Panasonic’s sales, service and logistics arm in North America, Panasonic Corporation of North America (PNA), has earned a multi-site ISO 14001 registration covering its largest sites.  These PNA sites are located in the following cities:

  1. Secaucus, NJ.
  2. Elgin, IL.
  3. Kent, WA.
  4. Chesapeake, VA.
  5. Mississagua, Ont.

The main focus of the PNA EMS at our non-manufacturing locations is to reduce energy use and increase recycling.  Our current manor focus is to improve end of life consumer electronics recycling in the US.

The key points of PNA’s Environmental Control Policy insure that we will have a credible, viable Environmental Management system (EMS), based on the ISO 14001 standard.  They key components of our policy are PNA’s commitment to:

  • Pollution Prevention.
  • Continually Improving the Performance of our EMS.
  • Complying with Relevant Environmental Legislation.

California Recycling
 The State of California has adopted the Waste Recycling Act of 2003
 Texas Recycling
 Panasonic is pleased to offer the following recycling program to our laptop computers and computer monitor customers in Texas.
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