For each area of activity relating to CSR—including human rights, fair operating practices, and the environment—Panasonic establishes executive officers and functional divisions. Each Company, business division, regional office, and functional division has created various group meetings and opportunities for stakeholder engagement, the results of which are incorporated into everyday activities. Using PDCA cycles, these Panasonic Group constituents monitor their progress and act autonomously.
For issues affecting the entire group for which there are strong demands from society for us to respond, including by contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as to water-related issues, decisions are made at board of directors’ meetings and at Group Strategy Meetings. Concerning issues that are deemed the most material, the company makes an analysis of and identifies such issues for each area of activity, and incorporates these important issues into its operational policies. For material issues in each area of activity and the background to their selection, please refer to the items on "Management System" for the respective area (“Policy” for the environmental area). Panasonic conducts its CSR activities with respect for worldwide guidelines and stakeholders' voices as a fundamental concept.