Environment : Environmental Communication

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Promoting Environmental Communication

Panasonic has been focusing on maintaining close communications with stakeholders. We are actively engaged in environmental communication with our customers, business partners, local communities, governments, investors, employees, NGOs, experts, etc., through a variety of perspectives, including products and services, factories, and cooperation in environmental activities, as well as advertising, exhibitions, and website communication.

Proposals on Environmental Policy

In addition to publicity through Keidanren (Japanese Business Federation) and other industrial organizations, we submit environmental policy proposals not only to the Japanese government but also to governments of other countries through a wide range of opportunities. We joined in policy deliberations on environmental issues that the society is facing today: a future vision for national governments, industry, and people's lives aimed at the creation of a sustainable society, and information sharing and exchange related to international activities. Through this approach we established a deeper understanding of government policy. Based on this, we are engaging in a drive to promote environmental management with an awareness of preventing business risks as well as creating opportunities, through actively presenting proposals from the standpoint of manufacturing, marketing, and technology development.

Communication with Assessment Bodies and Investors

Panasonic has been engaged in constant communication with domestic and international assessment bodies and investors in order to inform them of our contribution to the environment and deepen their understanding of it. Among our contributions, great attentions have been paid especially to our initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of our products across their entire life cycle; to realize a smart society; and our medium and long term environmental vision.

We will continue to engage in such communication.

Engagement with Third Parties

Panasonic actively conducts a number of dialogues with experts from both within and outside Japan, and utilizes their comments in its environmental strategies.

With the Natural Step, in particular, we have built a partnership since 2001. We hold meetings with them to share the most advanced environmental information in Europe and seek their opinions on our environmental strategies and activities to assist us in further improvements.

Communicating through Showrooms and Exhibitions

Panasonic hosts a range of exhibitions across internal and external facilities to present its environmental sustainability management and its eco-conscious products and services, as well as to receive voices and requests directly from its customers.

At Panasonic Center Tokyo, one of our general information bases, we offer a wide range of solutions realizing lifestyles that are sustainable, safe, and comfortable, together with actual practices based on our research on consumer living.

The Wonder Life-BOX section that offers our concept of "A Better Life, a Better World" 2020-2030 features eco-conscious and highly efficient "Home Hydrogen Infrastructure."

In addition, we participated in EcoPro 2017, one of the largest environmental exhibitions in Japan. With the increasing attention on the prevention of global warming after the Paris Agreement went into effect, we set up the entire booth as "Energy Park" and presented Panasonic's Environment Vision 2050 announced in June 2017. Our easy-to-understand exhibits attracted visitors through games and hands-on displays in relation to our environmental technologies that are essential to realize the Vision.

EcoPro 2017: at our booth

Participation in Major Exhibitions for Fiscal 2018

Exhibition Venue Period
PV JAPAN 2017 Chiba (Japan) Jun.2017
IFA 2017 Berlin (Germany) Sep.2017
CEATEC JAPAN 2017 Tokyo (Japan) Oct.2017
EcoPro 2017 Tokyo (Japan) Dec.2017
CES 2018 Las Vegas (USA) Jan.2018
SECURITY SHOW 2018 Tokyo (Japan) Mar.2018

Publishing Environmental Information

Panasonic has been publishing its environmental reports since 1997. In fiscal 2014, we integrated the webpage for our environmental activities with that of for our CSR activities in order to publish comprehensive information in relation to sustainability. From fiscal 2016, among information published on our website, topics of great interest to our stakeholders, such as our environmental policy, approach, and performance data, are also provided in a Sustainability Data Book.

In the efforts to foster greater awareness of the five major areas of our Environmental Action Plan "Green Plan 2018" (CO2 reduction, resource recycling, water, chemical substances, and biodiversity) among general consumers worldwide, we offer an overview of our activities on Panasonic websites in 59 countries and regions (in 35 languages). In the area of chemical substances, for example, activities involving the entire supply chain to control certain chemical substances hazardous to the human health and the environment are presented in an easy-to-understand style.

For information on specified chemical substances in products regulated by the Act on the Promotion of the Effective Utilization of Resources, please refer to “Information Concerning the Presence of Specified Chemical Substances. We do not manufacture, import, or sell products that contain certain chemical substances beyond specified standards, other than in exempted parts.

In addition, we have established a new webpage, Information Based on the Act on Preventing Environmental Pollution of Mercury, in May 2017 to communicate information concerning the mercury used in our products to customers.

Example of the management of chemical substances