Effects of reducing CO2 emissions in domains of housing, automotive, and B2B businesses which we are focusing on are shown as the size of indirect contribution to reducing CO2 emissions to distinguish it from the size of direct contribution in reducing CO2 emissions from Panasonic-brand products. The size of indirect contribution in reducing CO2 emissions represents the CO2 emissions reduction effects from other companies' products, in which our components contribute to reducing CO2 emissions. Specifically, the data represents "air conditioning load reduction effects from improved insulation performance in Panasonic housing," "energy-saving effects from products by other companies equipped with Panasonic energy-saving compressors, motors, and vacuum insulation materials" and "improved fuel economy effects from electric vehicles equipped with Panasonic automotive batteries." From the results for fiscal 2017, CO2 reduction effects as a result of energy saving such as less travelling made possible through the use of our HD Visual Communication Systems, and from the results for fiscal 2018, the energy-saving effects from using our HEMS and BEMS are also calculated and disclosed.
Our size contribution in reducing CO2 emissions through products and services amounted to 60.97 million tons in fiscal 2018. Of this, direct contributions amounted to 43.87 million tons, and indirect contributions to 17.10 million tons.