This Annual Report contains wide-ranging information including details of Panasonic’s business strategies and financial position as well as the Company’s stance toward fulfilling its environmental, social and governance responsibilities. This information is provided to assist mainly investors in making investment decisions. In producing this Report, Panasonic has referred to the framework put forward by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) while placing the utmost emphasis on disclosing information that is considered beneficial to investors. Particular weight was given to the following points.
(1) Brief introduction of the Company’s stance from a medium- to long-term perspective as well as its operating environment
In the "About Panasonic" section of this report, we explain the Company’s basic stance toward ensuring its sustainable growth and efforts to improve corporate value from a medium- to long-term perspective. At the same time, we outline details of our business environment from a long-term perspective. In the "Special Feature" section of the report, we provide details of specific measures that take into consideration the aforementioned stance and business environment.
(2) In-depth ESG information
We have newly introduced a section on ESG information through which we outline details of the Company’s stance, structure and systems as well as specific initiatives toward environmental and social concerns. As was the case in the previous report, we again provide a message from an outside director and an evaluation of the Company’s corporate governance performance from an outside perspective.