Examples of Initiatives Aimed at Addressing Social Issue (Relationship with SDGs)

Based on its Management Philosophy, Panasonic is committed to resolving social issues through its business activities.
Engaged in a wide range of businesses worldwide, the Company is also working to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 17 GOALS TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD

Contributions to Creation of Clean Energy Society

Example Initiatives

While reducing the amount of energy that we use, we are promoting the creation and utilization of clean energy and aiming to realize a society that is made more comfortable by clean energy. Looking ahead to 2050, Panasonic works toward the creation of energy which exceeds the amount of energy used.

Main Activities

  • Reduction of energy used: Provision of products featuring high energy-saving performance and energy management systems, promotion of energy saving at our factories and offices
  • Expansion of energy created (increase in opportunities to utilize clean energy): Provision of battery systems for eco-cars, photovoltaic systems and fuel cells

SDGs to Which We Contribute

7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
13 CLIMATE ACTION

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Providing A Better Life in Entire Towns

Example Initiatives

To resolve social issues and improve the value of entire regions, we are promoting the creation of towns that continue to develop through co-creation with partner companies, public organizations, universities and residents.

Main Activities

  • Having established Sustainable Smart Towns (SSTs) in the cities of Fujisawa and Yokohama (Tsunashima) in Japan, we provide solutions that contribute to energy, security, mobility, wellness and community
  • We are now deploying the knowhow gained from having established the SSTs on a global basis, including in Europe and the Americas (for example in Denver in the United States), China, India and Southeast Asia

SDGs to Which We Contribute

3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
4 QUALITY EDUCATION
7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
13 CLIMATE ACTION
17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

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Contributions to Creation of Safe Transportation Societies

Example Initiatives

We develop and provide solutions that make driving safer and more secure by combining highly developed technologies, for example in sensing, image recognition and communications, and conveying easily understood information to users

Main Activities

  • Provision of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), for which we utilize camera/sensing technologies and image processing technology
  • Further safety improvements through the development of communications technology that focuses on connectivity, whereby cars and networks are interlinked
  • Provision of ITS solutions that support safety

SDGs to Which We Contribute

3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

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Improving the Productivity of Corporate Customers

Example Initiatives

Drawing on the know-how amassed in the manufacturing industry as well as robotics technologies, we are working to innovate the production, transportation, and selling processes of customers, who confront such wide-ranging challenges as increasingly diverse and sophisticated consumer needs and a shortage of labor. At the same time, we are endeavoring to improve productivity on the operational front and continuously create value.

Main Activities

  • Manufacturing: Improving productivity by visualizing real-time production frontline operating status and other data to secure improvements in a timely manner
  • Logistics: Working to increase efficiency and save labor in the fields of onsite warehousing, transportation, and delivery in the logistics industry, which is experiencing a sharp increase in items handled
  • Distribution: Co-developing new business models and services in the distribution industry based mainly on systems solutions that are supported by advanced products and ICT

SDGs to Which We Contribute

8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

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Contributions to Creation of Recycling-Oriented Society

Example Initiatives

As the duty of a manufacturer who uses a large volume of resources, we are promoting the reduction of the total resources used, product recycling, expanding the amount of recycled resources used in our products with the aim of contributing to the sustainable use of resources.

Main Activities

  • To minimize total resources used, we promote reductions in the size and weight of our products
  • Globally promoting the recycling of home appliances that are no longer used
  • Providing products whose resources (including plastic and steel) are recovered from used products under the concept “Product to Product”
  • Reduction in amount of waste generated at factory, improvement of recycling rate

SDGs to Which We Contribute

12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

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Contributions to Creation of Societies That Respect Human Rights

Example Initiatives

As a corporate group that conducts business on a global basis, we are promoting initiatives aimed at respecting human rights and decent work that take entire supply chains into consideration.

Main Activities

  • Initiatives to prevent forced labor, child labor
  • Protecting rights of workers, including foreign migrant workers
  • Occupational health and safety management

SDGs to Which We Contribute

8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

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Contributions to Creating Societies in Which Diverse People Actively Participate

Example Initiatives

While respecting people’s diversity, we are working to become acorporate group where people who have diverse characters andabilities get together and actively participate through a variety ofsystems and efforts geared toward inclusion.

Main Activities

  • Promotion of women’s participation in management (including the holding of study groups for female employees, career advancement seminars for female managers)
  • Creation of workplaces that facilitate work regardless of employees’ sexual orientation/gender identity
  • Creation of workplaces that enable employees with disabilities to actively participate

SDGs to Which We Contribute

5 GENDER EQUALITY
10 REDUCED INEQUALITIES

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Being of Service through Corporate Citizenship Activities

Example Initiatives

By providing our own products free of charge and by providing management expertise to organizations working on solving social issues, we aim to eliminate poverty and increase educational opportunities in emerging and developing countries, while we are helping to build a sustainable society in which each of the individuals can become independent.

Main Activities

  • 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project / Off-grid Solutions Project / Bringing Light to People (helping to solve social problems in developing countries by solar power generation)
  • Panasonic NPO/NGO Support Fund for SDGs (support for strengthening the organizational capacity of NPOs and NGOs aiming to eliminate poverty)
  • Sustainable Seafood (protection of fisheries resources by the utilization of certified marine products)

SDGs to Which We Contribute

1 NO POVERTY
3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
4 QUALITY EDUCATION
5 GENDER EQUALITY
7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
14 LIFE BELOW WATER
17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

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