Local Environmental Contribution Activities("Panasonic Eco Relay for Sustainable Earth")
Panasonic Group has implemented various region-based environmental activities designed by its employees themselves, involving local residents, children, and employees' family.
It is named "Panasonic Eco Relay for Sustainable Earth", with the thoughts of "linking beyond generations". We are aiming at contributing to building sustainable earth and society.*
Automotive Company is also participating in this activity as a member of Panasonic Group. Each and every employee around the world is implementing environmental activities as a global citizen, and is trying to contribute to regional environment.
Here are examples of such activities.
Panasonic Industrial Devices Discrete Semiconductor Co., Ltd., Panasonic Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Suzhou, China)
PIDDSCSZ and PSCSZ jointly conducted the 2nd Walking Campaign in Shihu Lake National Park on June 17, 2016. With the aim of environmental protection and raising safety awareness, 450 employees from both companies gathered and cooperated with each other to pick up trash in lakeside passageway stretching for about eight kilometers.
PIDDSCSZ and PSCSZ also held the 4th Safety & Environmental Knowledge Presentation Meeting on June 24, 2016. Thirty-nine teams, consisting of about 300 members, competed; five teams were awarded for excellent performance.
Panasonic Automotive Systems de Mexico SA. de C.V. (Mexico)
With support from the Secretary of Rural Department of National Forestry Commission, PASMX gave a lecture on "Environmental care" and "Importance of reforestation" for children and youth on November 21 to 24, 2016, aiming to understand the importance of natural resource protection.
With support from the National Reforestation Commission, PASMAX donated 160 trees to its employees and families.
In addition, PASMX held a Reforestation Project where employees' children planted trees in the garden of PASMX, promoting to create healthy and joyful environment for children.
Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. (Nagaokakyou city, Japan)
PSCS conducted the 47th Bamboo Forest Protection Volunteer Activity at Okukaiinji, Nagaokakyou city on December 10, 2016. With the aim of protecting bamboo forest, 57 employees and relevant persons participated, cutting down bamboo trees and making 230 lanterns. Those are used for the "Memorial Service for the Deceased in the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake on January 17."
In spring, they conducted bamboo shoots digging and organizing activities in the bamboo forest.
Panasonic Industrial Devices Materials Taiwan Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
PIDMTW conducted the Spring Beach Clean-up Campaign on April 22, 2017. Thirty-two employees and families including the president of PIDMTW joined to pick up trash along passageways in the mangrove forest reserve.
Through the activity, they recognized the importance of waste reduction, resource recycling and global environmental protection.
Panasonic Manufacturing Ayuthaya Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
Seedlings were distributed to all employees for planting at home on June 5, 2017—the World Environment Day.
Tree planting is a basic activity for global warming protection that everyone can do.
All employees contribute to global warming protection with tree planting.
Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
From July 24 to August 1, 2017, PECTH, jointly with Samrong Nua Government, conducted the Waste Donation Activity—promoting waste segregation and recovering valuables from total five tons of waste such as aluminum cans, plastic bottles, paper waste. After that, they donated to neighboring schools for scholarship.
Through the project, they could recognize the importance of waste segregation and enhance relationship with the community.
Automotive Electronics Systems Business Division (Tsuruga city, Japan)
Prior to the water-drawing ceremony (Omizutori) held at Nara city, the water-sending ceremony (Omizuokuri) is held in Wakasa region.
In relation to that, a network event among children lived in Nara and Obama cities was held at Obama city on July 27 to 28, 2016.
Through the events, "Workshop for Hybrid Car" and "Cooking Class with Solar Cookers," they learned the importance of environment, showing us their brightest smiles under the sky at the National Wakasawan Youth Outdoor Learning Center.
Upon the request from neighboring Onyu Elementary School, AES Tsuruga site provided environmental education on energy problems, global warming, biodiversity and Satoyama revitalization.
On November 23, 2016, AES Tsuruga site participated in the the Tsuruga Environment Fair 2016 at Kirameki-minato hall, holding a workshop for neck lights and exhibiting in a booth.
At the booth, they introduced factory's environmental activities, eco-relay and kids schools, aiming to communicate with the local community.
*These contents are based on information on Automotive & Industrial Systems Company, the former organization.