The Company's Sustainability Report conforms to the core items of the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.

General Standard Disclosures


Indicators Location at Sustainability Website, Other Relevant Websites, or Notes External Assurance
Strategy and Analysis
G4-1 a. Provide a statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization (such as CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization’s strategy for addressing sustainability. Message from the President  
Organizational Profile
G4-3 a. Report the name of the organization. Company Overview  
G4-4 a. Report the primary brands, products, and services. Business Segments  
G4-5 a. Report the location of the organization’s headquarters. Company Overview  
G4-6 a. Report the number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries where either the organization has significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report. Affiliates  
G4-7 a. Report the nature of ownership and legal form. Company Overview  
G4-8 a. Report the markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers and beneficiaries). Business Segments
IR Summary
 
G4-9 a. Report the scale of the organization. Company Overview  
G4-10 a. Report the total number of employees by employment contract and gender. Numbers of Employees
Equal Opportunities
Creating a Workplace Where People with Disabilities Can Take an Active Part
 
b. Report the total number of permanent employees by employment type and gender.
c. Report the total workforce by employees and supervised workers and by gender.
d. Report the total workforce by region and gender.
e. Report whether a substantial portion of the organization’s work is performed by workers who are legally recognized as self-employed, or by individuals other than employees or supervised workers, including employees and supervised employees of contractors.
f. Report any significant variations in employment numbers (such as seasonal variations in employment in the tourism or agricultural industries).
G4-11 a. Report the percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. The Freedom of Association and Respect for the Right to Collective Bargaining  
G4-12 a. Describe the organization’s supply chain. Supply Chain Responsible  
G4-13 a. Report any significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organization’s size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain. Not applicable  
Commitments to External Initiatives
G4-14 a. Report whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization. Risk Management  
G4-15 a. List externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses. System for the Promotion of CSR Activities
Fair Operating Practices
Respect for Human Rights
Initiatives Relating to Global Standards, Legislation, Regulations, and So Forth
Supply Chain Responsible
Response Regarding Conflict Minerals
 
G4-16 a. List memberships of associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organizations. System for the Promotion of CSR Activities
Respect for Human Rights
Response Regarding Conflict Minerals
 
Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-17 a. List all entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents. Annual Securities Report  
b. Report whether any entity included in the organization’s Annual Securities Report pages 8-10 consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report.
G4-18 a. Explain the process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries. System for the Promotion of CSR Activities  
b. Explain how the organization has implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content.
G4-19 a. List all the material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content. System for the Promotion of CSR Activities
Environment
Raising Quality Levels and Ensuring Product Safety
Customer Relations
Fair Operating Practices
Respect for Human Rights
Human Resources Development and Promoting Diversity
Occupational Health and Safety
Supply Chain Responsible
Corporate Citizenship Activities
 
G4-20 a. For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organization. System for the Promotion of CSR Activities
Environment
Raising Quality Levels and Ensuring Product Safety
Customer Relations
Fair Operating Practices
Respect for Human Rights
Human Resources Development and Promoting Diversity
Occupational Health and Safety
Supply Chain Responsible
Corporate Citizenship Activities
 
G4-21 a. For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization. System for the Promotion of CSR Activities
Environment
Raising Quality Levels and Ensuring Product Safety
Customer Relations
Fair Operating Practices
Respect for Human Rights
Human Resources Development and Promoting Diversity
Occupational Health and Safety
Supply Chain Responsible
Corporate Citizenship Activities
 
G4-22 a. Report the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements. Not applicable  
G4-23 a. Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries. Not applicable  
Stakeholder Engagement
G4-24 a. Provide a list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization. System for the Promotion of CSR Activities  
G4-25 a. Report the basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage. System for the Promotion of CSR Activities  
G4-26 a. Report the organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process. System for the Promotion of CSR Activities
Environment
Raising Quality Levels and Ensuring Product Safety
Customer Relations
Fair Operating Practices
Respect for Human Rights
Human Resources Development and Promoting Diversity
Occupational Health and Safety
Supply Chain Responsible
Corporate Citizenship Activities
 
G4-27 a. Report key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concern. Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns. System for the Promotion of CSR Activities
Environment
Raising Quality Levels and Ensuring Product Safety
Customer Relations
Fair Operating Practices
Respect for Human Rights
Human Resources Development and Promoting Diversity
Occupational Health and Safety
Supply Chain Responsible
Corporate Citizenship Activities
 
Report Profile
G4-28 a. Reporting period (such as fiscal or calendar year) for information provided. Scope of Reporting  
G4-29 a. Date of most recent previous report (if any). Scope of Reporting  
G4-30 a. Reporting cycle (such as annual, biennial). Scope of Reporting  
G4-31 a. Provide the contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents. Contact  
GRI Content Index
G4-32 a. Report the ‘in accordance’ option the organization has chosen. Guidelines  
b. Report the GRI Content Index for the chosen option.
c. Report the reference to the External Assurance Report, if the report has been externally assured.
Assurance
G4-33 a. Report the organization’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report. Independent Assurance Report and Standard for Calculating  
b. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, report the scope and basis of any external assurance provided.
c. Report the relationship between the organization and the assurance providers.
d. Report whether the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking assurance for the organization’s sustainability report.
Governance
Governance Structure and Composition
G4-34 a. Report the governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body.
Identify any committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts.
Corporate Governance  
Ethics and Integrity
G4-56 a. Describe the organization’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics. Our Unchanging Management Philosophy and Sustainability
Panasonic Code of Conduct
Sustainability Policy
 

Specific Standard Disclosures

Disclosures on Management Approach (DMA)

For each area of activity relating to CSR, Panasonic establishes responsible executives and functional divisions. Each Company, business division, regional office, and functional division has created various group meetings and opportunities for stakeholder engagement, the results of which are incorporated into everyday activities. Using PDCA cycles, these Panasonic Group constituents monitor their progress and act autonomously.
For material issues in each area of activity and the background to their selection, their impacts, our management systems and performance evaluation, please refer to the respective chapter of ‘Environment,’ ‘Raising Quality Levels and Ensuring Product Safety,’ ‘Customer Relations,’ ‘Information Security and Protection of Personal Information,’ ‘Responsible Publicity and Advertising,’ ‘Fair Operating Practices,’ ‘Respect for Human Rights,’ ‘Human Resources Development and Promoting Diversity,’ ‘Occupational Health and Safety,’ ‘Supply Chain Responsible,’ and ‘Community Relations.’


Indicators Location at Sustainability Website, Other Relevant Websites, or Notes External Assurance
Economic
Economic Performance
G4-EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed Annual Report
Cost and Effect of Corporate Citizenship Activities
 
G4-EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization’s activities due to climate change CO2 Reduction  
G4-EC3 Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations Annual Securities Report  
G4-EC4 Financial assistance received from government Not applicable  
Market Presence
G4-EC5 Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation Managing Wages
Equal Opportunities
 
G4-EC6 Proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation Managerial Promotion  
Indirect Economic Impacts
G4-EC7 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services supported Basic Policy on Corporate Citizenship Activities
Cost and Effect of Corporate Citizenship Activities
 
G4-EC8 Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts Basic Policy on Corporate Citizenship Activities
Cost and Effect of Corporate Citizenship Activities
 
Procurement Practices
G4-EC9 Proportion of spending on local suppliers at significant locations of operation Procurement Policy
7. Improving Global Procurement
 
Environmental
Materials
G4-EN1 Materials used by weight or volume Resources Recycling
Reduction in Resources Used
Biodiversity Conservation
Collaboration Across the Supply Chain
Overview of Environmental Impact and Environmental Accounting
 
G4-EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials Green Logistics
Resources Recycling
Use of Recycled Resources
Overview of Environmental Impact and Environmental Accounting
 
Energy
G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organization Global Warming Prevention at Factories and Offices
Overview of Environmental Impact and Environmental Accounting
 
G4-EN4 Energy consumption outside of the organization Energy-saving / creating / storing Products
Green Logistics
Collaboration Across the Supply Chain
Overview of Environmental Impact and Environmental Accounting
 
G4-EN5 Energy intensity Global Warming Prevention at Factories and Offices  
G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption Eco-conscious Products and Factories
CO2 Reduction
Energy-saving / creating / storing Products
Solutions for Global Warming Mitigation and Adaptation
Global Warming Prevention at Factories and Offices
Business of Factory Energy Conservation Support Service
Green Logistics
Collaboration Across the Supply Chain
 
G4-EN7 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services Eco-conscious Products and Factories
CO2 Reduction
Energy-saving / creating / storing Products
Solutions for Global Warming Mitigation and Adaptation
 
Water
G4-EN8 Total water withdrawal by source Water Resource Conservation
Overview of Environmental Impact and Environmental Accounting
*1
G4-EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water Water Resource Conservation  
G4-EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused Water Resource Conservation  
Biodiversity
G4-EN11 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Biodiversity Conservation  
G4-EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Biodiversity Conservation  
G4-EN13 Habitats protected or restored Biodiversity Conservation  
G4-EN14 Total number of iucn red list species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk Biodiversity Conservation  
Emissions
G4-EN15 Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1) Global Warming Prevention at Factories and Offices *1
G4-EN16 Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2) Global Warming Prevention at Factories and Offices *1
G4-EN17 Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3) Energy-saving / creating / storing Products
Green Logistics
Overview of Environmental Impact and Environmental Accounting
*2
G4-EN18 Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity Global Warming Prevention at Factories and Offices  
G4-EN19 Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions Eco-conscious Products and Factories
CO2 Reduction
Energy-saving / creating / storing Products
Solutions for Global Warming Mitigation and Adaptation
Global Warming Prevention at Factories and Offices
Business of Factory Energy Conservation Support Service
Green Logistics
Collaboration Across the Supply Chain
 
G4-EN20 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) Global Warming Prevention at Factories and Offices  
G4-EN21 NOx, SOx, and Other Significant Air Emissions Chemical Substance Management  
Effluents and Waste
G4-EN22 Total water discharge by quality and destination Water Resource Conservation  
G4-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method Factory Waste Management – Zero Waste Emissions *1
G4-EN24 Total number and volume of significant spills Environmental Risk Management  
G4-EN25 Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention2 Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally Chemical Substance Management  
G4-EN26 Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the organization’s discharges of water and runoff Water Resource Conservation
Biodiversity Conservation
 
Products and Services
G4-EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services Eco-conscious Products and Factories
Energy-saving / creating / storing Products
Solutions for Global Warming Mitigation and Adaptation
Business of Factory Energy Conservation Support Service
Reduction in Resources Used
Product Recycling
Water Resource Conservation
Chemical Substance Management
Biodiversity Conservation
 
G4-EN28 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category Product Recycling
Use of Recycled Resources
 
Compliance
G4-EN29 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of nonmonetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations * Cases of Violations of Laws and Ordinances Related to Environmental Pollution (such as exceeding the standard legal level, etc.) are disclosed.  
Transport
G4-EN30 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials for the organization’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce Green Logistics *1
Overall
G4-EN31 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type Overview of Environmental Impact and Environmental Accounting  
Supplier Environmental Assessment
G4-EN32 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria Collaboration Across the Supply Chain  
G4-EN33 Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Collaboration Across the Supply Chain  
Environmental Grievance Mechanisms
G4-EN34 Number of grievances about environmental impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms We currently do not disclose the information, though we address such grievances appropriately.  
Social
Sub-Category: Labor Practices and Decent Work
Employment
G4-LA1 Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region We currently do not disclose the information.  
G4-LA2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or parttime employees, by significant locations of operation Managing Wages
Performance-Linked System of Remuneration
 
G4-LA3 Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender We currently do not disclose the information.  
Labor / Management Relations
G4-LA4 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes, including whether these are specified in collective agreements The Freedom of Association and Respect for the Right to Collective Bargaining  
Occupational Health and Safety
G4-LA5 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management–worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs Occupational Health and Safety  
G4-LA6 Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender Incidence of Occupational Accidents and Responses  
G4-LA7 Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation Incidence of Occupational Accidents and Responses  
G4-LA8 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions Occupational Health and Safety  
Training and Education
G4-LA9 Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category Human Resources Development Initiatives and Performance  
G4-LA10 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings Efforts to Develop Employees' Employability  
G4-LA11 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category Building Total Rewards Systems That Treat Both Our Organization and Our Ambitious Employees the Way They Deserve  
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
G4-LA12 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity Equal Opportunities
Creating a Workplace Where People with Disabilities Can Take an Active Part
 
Equal Remuneration for Women and Men
G4-LA13 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men by employee category, by significant locations of operation Equal Opportunities  
Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices
G4-LA14 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labor practices criteria Supply Chain Responsible  
G4-LA15 Significant actual and potential negative impacts for labor practices in the supply chain and actions taken Supply Chain Responsible
Response Regarding Conflict Minerals
 
Labor Practices Grievance Mechanisms
G4-LA16 Number of grievances about labor practices filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms Performance Evaluation  
Sub-Category: Human Rights
Aspect: Investment
G4-HR1 Total number and percentage of significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening Respect for Human Rights  
G4-HR2 Total hours of employee training on human rights policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained Education  
Aspect: Non-discrimination
G4-HR3 Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken Prohibition of Discrimination  
Aspect: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
G4-HR4 Operations and suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and measures taken to support these rights The Freedom of Association and Respect for the Right to Collective Bargaining  
Aspect: Child Labor
G4-HR5 Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor Prohibition of Forced Labor, Effective Abolition of Child Labor, and Attention to Young Workers  
Aspect: Forced or Compulsory Labor
G4-HR6 Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor Prohibition of Forced Labor, Effective Abolition of Child Labor, and Attention to Young Workers  
Aspect: Security Practices
G4-HR7 Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization’s human rights policies or procedures that are relevant to operations Not applicable with regard to security practices relevant to operations that could affect violations of human rights.  
Aspect: Indigenous Rights
G4-HR8 Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples and actions taken Not applicable with regard to business operations that could affect violations involving rights of indigenous peoples.  
Aspect: Assessment
G4-HR9 Total number and percentage of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments Initiatives Relating to Global Standards, Legislation, Regulations, and So Forth  
Aspect: Supplier Human Rights Assessment
G4-HR10 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria Supply Chain Responsible  
G4-HR11 Significant actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Supply Chain Responsible
Response Regarding Conflict Minerals
 
Aspect: Human Rights Grievance Mechanisms
G4-HR12 Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms Performance Evaluation  
Sub-Category: Society
Aspect: Local Communities
G4-SO1 Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Basic Policy on Corporate Citizenship Activities
Panasonic's Contribution to Society through Its Business
Considering the Impact on a Region when Proceeding with New Business
 
G4-SO2 Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities Considering the Impact on a Region when Proceeding with New Business  
Aspect: Anti-corruption
G4-SO3 Total number and percentage of operations assessed for risks related to corruption and the significant risks identified Preventing Corruption  
G4-SO4 Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures Preventing Corruption  
G4-SO5 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken Preventing Corruption  
Aspect: Public Policy
G4-SO6 Total value of political contributions by country and recipient / beneficiary In Japan, political organizations are required by law to disclose income and expenditures of political funds. This information can be found in official gazettes, prefectural government publications, and websites.  
Aspect: Anti-competitive Behavior
G4-SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, antitrust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes Performance Evaluation  
Aspect: Compliance
G4-SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of nonmonetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations Relevant Press Releases
* Panasonic reports on its material fines resulting from any non-compliance with laws and regulations in Relevant Press Releases.
 
Aspect: Supplier Assessment for Impacts on Society
G4-SO9 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using criteria for impacts on society Supply Chain Responsible  
G4-SO10 Significant actual and potential negative impacts on society in the supply chain and actions taken Supply Chain Responsible
Response Regarding Conflict Minerals
 
Aspect: Grievance Mechanisms for Impacts on Society
G4-SO11 Number of grievances about impacts on society filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms Performance Evaluation  
Sub-Category: Product Responsibility
Aspect: Customer Health and Safety
G4-PR1 Percentage of significant product and service categories for which health and safety impacts are assessed for improvement Raising Quality Levels and Ensuring Product Safety  
G4-PR2 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes Major Accidents and Responses  
Aspect: Product and Service Labeling
G4-PR3 Type of product and service information required by the organization’s procedures for product and service information and labeling, and percentage of significant product and service categories subject to such information requirements Internal Company Rules Concerning Product Labeling  
G4-PR4 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes We currently do not disclose the information.  
G4-PR5 Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction Initiatives Related to Improving Customer Satisfaction  
Aspect: Marketing Communications
G4-PR6 Sale of banned or disputed products Major Accidents and Responses  
G4-PR7 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, by type of outcomes Responsible Publicity and Advertising
Environmental Communication
 
Aspect: Customer Privacy
G4-PR8 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data Information Security and Protection of Personal Information  
Aspect: Compliance
G4-PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services No significant fines known.  

*1 For details of the indicators and the contents subject to independent assurance, please refer to the independent assurance report.
*2 The indicators subject to independent assurance are "CO2 emissions from domestic transportation within Japan" (falls under Category 4) and "CO2 emissions from the use of major products" (falls under Category 11). For details of the contents subject to independent assurance, please refer to the independent assurance report.