In June 2016, Panasonic Marketing Sales Taiwan Co., Ltd. (PMST) won the Platinum Award, the top prize in the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Award, in the three categories of refrigerators, washing machines, and the newly added category of microwave and other ovens. This award started in 1999 and is regarded one of the most trustworthy in brand evaluation in Taiwan, and selects the most trusted brands of the year in 54 product categories.
Last year, PMST became the first company to win the Platinum Award in 2 categories at the same time, but this year it surpassed the record by winning 3 categories. In addition, Panasonic won the Gold Award, which ranks second to Platinum, in six categories including TV sets, air conditioners, air purifiers, and dehumidifiers, marking an all-time high in the number of awards in the industry.
The recognition was bestowed for the outstanding energy-saving performance realized with ECONAVI functionality and for nanoe and other products committed to improvement of air quality.