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.
And at the same time, we utilize stakeholder’s opinions to further improve our environmental management.

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. In the SDGs exhibition corner, our advanced environmental technologies and various business activities that contribute to the realization of a sustainable society are exhibited.

In addition, we participated in EcoPro 2019, one of the largest environmental exhibitions in Japan. As interest in the SDGs increases, we emphasized our involvement with the SDGs based on energy and resources through the Panasonic Environmental Vision 2050 announced in June 2017. We presented Panasonic's environmentally friendly products and green technologies which intend to solve social issues relating to energy and resources, and received favorable reviews.

EcoPro 2019: at our booth

Participation in Major Exhibitions for Fiscal 2020

Exhibition Venue Period
JECA FAIR 2019 -67th Electrical Construction Equipment and Materials Fair- Japan Tokyo May. 2019
IFA 2019 Germany Berlin Sep. 2019
Biwako Business Messe 2019 Japan Nagahama Oct. 2019
China International Import Expo (CIIE) China Shanghai Nov. 2019
EcoPro 2019 Japan Tokyo Dec. 2019
CES 2020 USA Las Vegas Jan. 2020
Supermarket Trade Show 2020 Japan Chiba Feb. 2020
4th Smart Factory EXPO Japan Tokyo Feb. 2020

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.

To increase further awareness on our Environmental Vision and environmental activities for CO2 reduction, resources recycling, water conservation, chemical substances, and biodiversity among customers worldwide, we are offering summary information on our activities on Panasonic websites in 59 countries (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 on the Content of Certain Chemical Substances in Covered Products” below. 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