Panasonic manages its environmental systems in full compliance with laws and regulations. We regularly measure emissions of gas, wastewater, noise, odor, etc., and introduce preventative measures for cases that may lead to serious violations.
Furthermore, key human resources are developed for information sharing among the Companies/Business Divisions, environment-related job functions, and Regional Headquarters, to ensure exhaustive compliance with legislation related to factory environment management in respective countries where Panasonic manufacturing sites are located. Specifically, activities to share information as well as specialized training are conducted for factory management officers in charge of the management of chemical substances, waste, wastewater, and exhaust gas, either by country or by region in Japan, Europe, China, and Southeast Asia. Field surveys on laws and regulations using checklists were conducted on a global scale to confirm comprehensive implementation of environmental compliance, and we also conducted verification of the effectiveness of various measures.
However, in fiscal 2018, we discovered five violations of environment-related legislation across the world. These cases were promptly reported to the respective authorities along with implementation of countermeasures against the causes of such violations and we have already corrected the issues in order to meet the standard requirements. We continue our efforts for thorough legal compliance and the prevention of any recurrence.