Panasonic positions its Annual Report as an integrated report incorporating management strategies for medium- to long-term growth; environmental, social and governance (ESG) systems and initiatives; operating results and financial position for the fiscal year under review; and other information. To share the information with our investors in a timely manner, this report is issued twice a year with the most updated information.
In the first edition of the Annual Report 2021, recently appointed Chairman of the Board, Kazuhiro Tsuga, discusses the roles to fulfill with a core focus on corporate governance reforms. In addition, newly appointed CEO, Yuki Kusumi, discusses the future direction of the Panasonic Group, including its contribution to solving global environmental issues to bring about an "ideal society" with affluence both in matter and mind, as well as the Group's initiatives for thoroughly enhancing competitiveness at all businesses through constant improvements.
The other sections of the report, centering on ESG topics, are scheduled to be updated in December 2021 with the latest information.
Since the Company's foundation, Panasonic has endeavored to contribute to the progress and development of society and the well-being of people through its business activities based on the thinking that a company is a public entity of society. Moving forward, we will aim to achieve sustainable growth and enhance corporate value by putting into practice our management philosophy.