External Recognition

Major Recognition in the CSR and Environmental Fields

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

For the ninth year in a row, we were recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI World), one of the highly recognized global indexes for socially responsible investment (SRI), as a DJSI World Nominee. The DJSI World recognizes the top 10 percent of the leading 2,500 companies in the world for their economic, environmental, and social performance. Further, in fiscal 2014, Panasonic was named as the Industry Leader of the Leisure Equipment & Products and Consumer Electronics Industry, and as one of the 24 Industry Group Leaders selected from among the other industry leaders in the industry group (Panasonic as the leader of the Consumer Durables & Apparel Industry Group).

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

FTSE4Good Index Series

Panasonic Corporation has again been selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series, one of the world's leading socially responsible investment (SRI) index series. The series was begun by the London-based FTSE Group in 2001, and Panasonic has been included for 14 consecutive years since the series was launched.

FTSE4Good

RobecoSAM Sustainability Rating

Panasonic was awarded the Gold Class distinction, as well as the Industry Leader of the Leisure Equipment & Products and Consumer Electronics Industry in the 2014 CSR category by RobecoSAM (Sustainable Asset Management), one of the most highly recognized asset management companies for sustainability investments.

ROBECOSAM

Best Global Green Brands 2013 by Interbrand

The result of the Best Global Green Brands 2013 Ranking was announced on June 12, 2013 by Interbrand, a U.S. brand consultant company. Panasonic has moved up 2 places from the last year, 6th to 4th, and ranked top among electronics companies for the first time.

CDP 2013

The U.K.-based non-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) announced its eleventh survey results on the world's largest companies in regard to greenhouse gas emissions and strategies for climate change in the fall of 2013. Panasonic has been highly scored for its disclosure, and was listed in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index by CDP Japan.

Nikkei Environmental Management Survey

Panasonic was ranked 3rd in the manufacturer category of the 17th Nikkei Environmental Management Survey announced on January 26, 2014.The Company scored particularly high marks in the resources recycling, global warming prevention, pollution control and biodiversity categories.

Environmental Brand Survey by Nikkei BP Eco Management Forum

Panasonic ranked 5th in the ranking of the 14th Environmental Brand Survey conducted in 2013 by Nikkei BP Eco Management Forum. The Company received high evaluations in a wide range of areas such as energy saving, creation and storage as well as resources recycling.

Environment-related Awards

Environmental activities by Panasonic gained recognition again in fiscal 2014, with various awards received globally.

Major Awards in the Environmental Field (Fiscal 2014)


Category Presenter and awards Specific prize Recipient company and details
Environmental sustainability management International Alternative Investment Review (Singapore) IAIR Award 2014 Best Company for Sustainability Electronics Global Panasonic Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Deloitte China/UNDP (China) First Deloitte China Sustainability Award Best Environmental Performance Panasonic Corporation of China
Business Next, Taiwan Eco Brand Ranking Super Green Brand Grand Award Panasonic Taiwan Co., Ltd.
CO2 reduction Products & services Energy Conservation Center, Japan
Energy Conservation Grand Prize 2013
(Products and Business Models category)
ECCJ Chairman’s Prize Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic
Appliances Company
CFC-free freezer system
ECCJ Chairman’s Prize Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Appliances Company
Tilted-drum washing machine/dryer
Japan Electrical Construction Association JECA FAIR 2013 Minister’s Prize (Ministry of the Environment) Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Eco Solutions iD Series integrated LED base light system
New Energy Foundation (Japan) New Energy Grand Prize NEF Chairman’s Prize PanaHome Corporation CASART ECO CORDIS & FICASA ECOSOLEIL
Japan Center for Area Development Research
House of the Year in Energy 2013
Special Grand Prize, Excellent Corporation Prize PanaHome Corporation CASART ECO CORDIS
Environmental Protection Agency (USA)
Energy Star Award
Sustained Excellence Panasonic Eco Solutions North America
Kitchen ventilation fan
Japan Environment Association
Eco Mark Award 2013
Silver Prize Panasonic Corporation, AVC
Networks Company
DIGA Blu-Ray disc recorder
Energy conservation activities & facilities Energy Conservation Center, Japan
Energy Conservation Grand Prize 2013
(Energy-Saving Activities category)
ECCJ Chairman’s Prize Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd.
Cutting-edge energy conservation maintained with full employee participation activities, including senior management Factory activities
ECCJ Chairman’s Prize Panasonic Corporation, Appliances Company
CO2 reduction through development of non-heating adhesion method for IH heater top unit
Environmental communication Fuji Sankei Group 42nd Fuji Sankei Group Advertising Award Mixed Media Category Grand Prix Panasonic Corporation Panasonic Smart Appliances campaign
Japan Advertisers Association Inc.
53rd Advertising Competition for Ads
Benefiting Consumers Awards
Newspaper Category Silver Prize Panasonic Corporation
Artificial photosynthesis technology
The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd., Japan
48th Japan Industry Advertisement Awards
Newspaper Category Group 1, 2nd place Panasonic Corporation Artificial photosynthesis technology

Note: Company names are given as of the time of the award.