In order to implement the PDCA cycle for environmental sustainability management, it is essential to collect a significant amount of environmental performance data on energy, waste, chemical substances, and water, etc. at each business site in a prompt and accurate manner.
Panasonic has built and introduced an environmental performance system, the Eco System (Factory), to globally collect and manage environmental data from all of our business sites. With this system, monthly CO2 emissions are managed in particular, allowing checking the progress of initiatives and identifying issues. The system plays an important role in achieving the reduction of CO2 emissions by sharing the information and taking measures.
The Eco System (Factory) is also functioning as a scheme for sharing information on the status of compliance among sites across the world. In the event of complaints from local community residents or when a specific value exceeds ordinance-regulated levels, the person in charge at the business site enters such data, which is instantaneously e-mailed to relevant persons at the Company and the Head Office. This enables swift information-sharing and appropriate action.