Management of Chemical Substances in Products
Based on Panasonic Group's view of reduction of environmental impact by chemical substances, Automotive & Industrial Systems Co. provides solutions to customers globally "to achieve a sustainable society" and "to minimize an impact on the environment" through our products for wide range of industries, such as automotive, battery, and electronic devices.
Furthermore, Automotive & Industrial Systems Co. discloses information on compliance with RoHS directive and SVHC inclusion under REACH regulation on our web site. We believe B-to-B customers that intend to procure standard device components will be able to ensure, promptly and efficiently, compliance with RoHS directive and REACH regulation.
Communication in the Supply Chain (Information transmission on chemical substances)
With "Product Chemical Substance Management System," Panasonic collects information on components, devices and materials which suppliers distribute, and quickly responds to survey requests from customers on chemical substances contained in products. Panasonic makes efforts to reduce workload for information transmission among companies by using industrial standard formats as survey forms for suppliers.
*1 Information transmission format, recommended by Joint Article Management Promotion-consortium
*2 New information transmission format, led by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
*3 Automotive industry standard survey format
Management of Chemical Substances at Factories
Panasonic Group manages chemical substances according to "Chemical Substances Management Rank Guidelines (for factories)", by selecting chemical substances that are hazardous to human health and environment based on major laws and regulations on chemical substances. In addition, Panasonic developed "Human Environment Impact (HEI)", by adding hazardousness index to each substance weighted based on its hazardousness.
Automotive & Industrial Systems Co. that uses various chemical substances in manufacturing products for wide range of industries is working on reduction of human environment impact through activities, such as use of alternative materials, development of production process to reduce transfer amount, and promotion of recycling of wastes.
Chemical Substances Management Rank Guidelines
To promote our initiatives clearly, we set forth "Chemical Substances Management Guidelines". The Guidelines aims to specify which chemical substances should be prohibited for use or be controlled both for products and for factories. The Company requests adherence to the Guidelines not only within our company but also to our suppliers.
Panasonic Group Chemical Substances Management Rank Guidelines (for Product)
Panasonic Group Chemical Substances Management Rank Guidelines (for Factory)
Green Procurement Standards
The above documents can be downloaded from the following Panasonic homepage.
Automotive & Industrial Systems Co. also sets forth "Chemical Substances Management Rank Guidelines (for Specified Products, AIS Group)" and manage chemical substances in order to respond to special requests from customers in some of the businesses of the Company.
Chemical Substances Management Rank Guidelines (for Specified Products, AIS Group)