FY2018 ECO-VC Activity -Proposal and Application Guidelines

1) Objective

Implement cost rationalizations, CO2 reductions, reduction in total resources used, utilize recycled resources used and enhance product competitiveness through joint initiatives between Panasonic and its business partners and thereby help preserve the global environment.

2) Application Guidelines

1.Please refer to the following list, the Key Points of ECO-VC Activities, and apply your achievements or proposal using the designated form to the procurement professionals at our company to whom you are dealing with.

2.Screening process at Panasonic company
- Application acceptance period (January 2018 through March 2018)

May vary by each Panasonic company. Please contact procurement professional at Panasonic company for the details.

Application Form

3. Screening Board Meeting (To be conducted by Panasonic Global Procurement Company)

(1) Initial Screenings. Venue: Panasonic Shoshin Hall. Osaka, Japan.
- Process Parts: Friday, May 25, 2018. (Planned)
- Standard Parts: Friday, June 1, 2018. (Planned)

(2) Final Screenigs. Venue: Panasonic Wonder Lab Osaka. Osaka, Japan.

All proposals must be related to Panasonic products.
For CO2 conversion, please refer "Panasonic CO2 Emissions Coefficients"

3) ECO-VC Activity Proposal and Application Guidelines

4) For inquiry about ECO-VC Activity

Please contact procurement person in charge at local Panasonic Manufacturing Company
or Panasonic Company.

You may also contact to ECO-VC Activity Administration at

Key points of ECO-VC Activities

Key points of ECO-VC Activities

Key words Examples of initiatives and achievements
Energy saving
  • - Developed a power supply unit whose switching supply efficiency is 15% higher than the previous model
  • - Reduced power consumption of the product during standby mode to less than 0.1W by developing a special microcomputer
Development of smaller size and lighter weight products
  • - Reduce and shrink LSI package
  • - Shrink chip size
Part standardization and common use
  • - Reduce to create new die (mold tool) by commoditized existing cover and case
Resource conservation
  • - Reduction in Total Resources Used. Utilize 100% recycled materials
  • - Reduce packing materials by utilizing reusable and returnable container
Recycled materials
  • - Utilize recycled resins (plastics)
Alternative materials and single material
  • - Significantly reduced product prices achieved cost rationalization by changing the copper tube to iron made tube
Use new materials
  • - Adopted a new material with outstanding thermal conductivity for the radiator plate and reduced the internal temperature by 15°celsius. As a result, made cost rationalization by eliminated cooling fan, and enabled to replace heat-resistant capacitor with a standard capacitor.
Less parts
  • - Enabled the integration of components by improving die (mold tool) and pressing processes. As a result, Significantly Reduced the number of parts.
  • - Reduced 25% of circuit components per unit
  • - Reduced VOC and CO2 emissions by eliminating the housing coating through the development of a weldless molding method

Key points of Logistics

Key words (Logistics) Examples of initiatives and achievements
Transportation efficiency
- Improvement in a loading rate, joint transportation and consolidated service
Direct transportation / round transportation
- Implementing direct transportation to the warehouse and Utilize return track
Improve packaging
- Optimized size for transportation and storage, downsizing by minimum packaging, review type of materials
Modal shift
- Change type of transportation such As from truck to rail lord, or vessel
Use Eco-friendly (low emission) vehicle
- Introducing and utilize eco-track, and promote eco-conscious drive
- Use biofuel proactively
Effective use of warehouse space
- Improve storage efficiency, consolidate warehouse locations, and eliminate defect inventory
Development of new transportation route
- Reduce air freight transportation, contribute to reduce lead time
Practical use of IT technology
- Practically use RFID technology, building freight tracking systems
Improve logistics quality
- Reduction of the loss by preventive action for accident reduction measures

"Panasonic CO2 Emissions Coefficients

Emissions coefficients for electric power: 2005 CO2 emissions coefficients for electric power published by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative in May 2005.
Simplified emissions coefficients of materials and fuels to be used by Panasonic : Determined based on relevant documents.

Electricity and Fuels

Type Unit CO2 emissions coefficient (kg-CO2)
Electricity kWh 0.410(Japan)
Crude oil Liter 2.619
City gas m3 2.290
LPG kg 3.036
LNG kg 2.698
Heavy oil A Liter 2.710
Kerosene Liter 2.489
Light oil Liter 2.585
Volatile oil Liter 2.322
District heating MJ 0.284
Coal kg 2.409
Coking Coal kg 3.245

Electrical Parts

Type Parts CO2 emissions coefficient (kg-CO2/g) CO2 emissions coefficient (kg-CO2/pc) Price per pc (in JPY)
Electric Resistor 11.2 0.0112 0.04
Inductor 0.50
Capacitor 0.10
Fuse 1.00
Transformer 2.00
Relay 5.00
Bead 2.00
Heat sink 5.00
Semiconductors Transistor 1.00
Diode 1.00
Regulator 4.00
MOS FET 2.00
Photo-coupler 1.00
LSI·IC 104.0 0.1000 100.00
*Printed wiring board (g-CO2/mm2) 14.6 0.0146 0.02

CO2 Emissions Coefficients

Material CO2 emissions coefficient (kg-CO2)
Resins PVC 1.4
PE 1.4
PP 1.4
PS 1.8
PMMA 2.1
Polyamide 66 4
Polycarbonate 5.1
PET 1.4
ABS 2.3
Rubber 3.3
Phenol resin 3.5
Epoxy resin 4
Urethane 2.5
Metals Ferrous Metals 2
Coppers, Solder Materials 1.3
Brasses 1.7
Aluminums 12
Magnesium 18
Gold (Platinum, Palladium etc.) 160
Silver 110
Zinc (other Non--Ferrous Metals) 2.9
Magnet Ferrite 1.8
Glass Glass 1.2
Ceramic Ceramic 1.3
Wood 0.034
Corrugated Cardboard 0.56
Paper 0.38
Others Organic Solvent 1
Inorganic Chemicals 0.6