In October 2020, the Japanese Government committed to being carbon neutral, that is, reducing CO2 emissions to zero, by 2050. Since formulating our "Environmental Vision 2050" in 2017, we have introduced various activities to offset energy used with energy created to achieve this goal.

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our business activities

We are committed to achieving zero-CO2 emission at our production sites. We aim to reduce CO2 emissions from our factories to zero by using energy-efficient technologies, introducing renewable energy and purchasing environmental value.
In August 2019, we joined RE100, an international initiative that brings together companies committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity for their global business operations. In this way, we are working to achieve zero CO2 emissions.

See The Amount of the Energy Used and Energy Created in Factories for more details.

GHG Reduction in Products and Services

In our business areas, we have a wide variety of products and technologies which can contribute to realizing a carbonneutral society. By expanding these business areas, we aim to expand the contributions towards a carbon-neutral society.
As products and services to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, we offer energy-management products and solutions that link and control a range of energy-saving/creating/storing products.

In March 2021, the Suita Sustainable Smart Town project acquired S ranking, the highest certification for cities under CASBEE, the assessment index for the environmental performance of cities.

AiSEG2 (with a 7-inch monitor)

AiSEG2, our home energy management product, is a core equipment of 'HOME IoT' for residential use that connects various home appliances and facilities with the Internet to work in conjunction. With the "HOME IoT" upgraded in June 2019, conjunction of the home charger for electric vehicles and the solar photovoltaic system has been realized. A new charging function combined with a solar photovoltaic system 'AI Solar Charge®' is an AI-based function that identifies the excess amount of the power to be generated by the photovoltaic system for the following day by calculating the total power to be generated and the power to be used based on the weather forecast for the day. When the function identifies the excess amount, it utilizes the excess amount without loss of the power by reducing the amount of power for charging the vehicle over the night before. With the AiSEG2 upgraded in December 2020, created energy can be utilized more efficiently by operating in conjunction with EcoCute and storage batteries, even during power outage.

In addition to the energy management of individual buildings, we are advancing the Sustainable Smart Town project to provide a better lifestyle throughout the entire town.

Following the projects in Fujisawa and Tsunashima, as the third project, we formulated a concept for Suita Sustainable Smart Town in September 2019. Based on the concept, we are working on the town planning with 15 companies from different fields. As our activities in energy field, throughout this project, we aim to create Japan's first '100% renewable energy town', where the net power used in the town is supplied from renewable energy source; and we plan to increase the town's energy resilience at the same time by utilizing storage batteries for houses and electric vehicles, and advanced gas equipment. In March 2021, the project acquired S ranking, the highest certification for cities under CASBEE, the assessment index for the environmental performance of cities.

See Energy for more details.

For more business areas that contribute to reduction in GHG emissions, see Environmental Loads on Climate Change caused by Business Activities and Its Minimization for more details.

Suita Sustainable Smart Town

Creating and using clean energy

We are making the transition to clean energy by developing fuel cell technology, which generates power from hydrogen, and developing storage battery systems for eco-cars and electric vehicles.

See Panasonic Environment Vision 2050 for more details.