Our social activities are founded on natural blessings (ecosystem services), including soil, air, water, plants, and animals. Nature is built upon a delicate balance of life, and it is essential to conserve biological diversity in order for us to pass these blessings on to next generation.
Panasonic committed to properly understanding the impact of its business activities on biodiversity as well as contribution to conservation, Specifically, Panasonic promotes initiatives in the following three key areas; (1) Products: Increase products that contribute to biodiversity conservation; (2) Procurement: Promote green procurement for wood toward sustainable utilization of forest resources; and (3) Land Use: Use of green areas at business divisions to contribute to biodiversity conservation.
In the area of Products, a system to objectively assess the contribution to biodiversity by products has been built jointly with an international NGO, and is applied in product manufacturing at Panasonic. Also, items relating to biodiversity have been added in our Green Product accreditation criteria, and we voluntarily assess the relationship between materials, functions, and biodiversity.
In the area of Procurement, Panasonic consulted extensively with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Japan, formulated the Panasonic Group Green Procurement Guidelines for Wood, and is promoting material procurement with consideration for biodiversity.
In the area of Land Use, the biodiversity of green areas in Panasonic business sites was evaluated to develop mechanisms that not only conserve rate local plants and animals but give local wildlife organic connection with space to live and breed.
Panasonic will continue to cooperate with local governments, environmental NPOs, and specialist organizations to conserve biodiversity.
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