Panasonic’s founder, Konosuke Matsushita, managed the company intending to contribute to social development through business. Based on the idea that “corporations are a public entity of society,” we actively address social issues through corporate citizenship activities that align with our business.
Toward an inclusive society that enables everyone to be active and share the joys of life
In 2018, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Panasonic’s founding, we reviewed our priorities to determine what social issues we should address. Looking at global social issues, we see that poverty is listed at the top of the 17 SGDs the UN adopted in 2015. Konosuke Matsushita also believed, “The mission of industry is to... help eliminate poverty.” That is why we set “ending poverty to create an inclusive society” as our priority.
Ending poverty to create an inclusive society
To tackle this significant problem sustainably, we are pursuing corporate citizenship activities from the three angles of human resource development, opportunity creation, and mutual understanding. We also continue to engage in environmental conservation; science, the arts, and culture promotion; and disaster relief.