Eco Solutions Company received the METI Minister's Award (the highest honor) in the Large Manufacturer and Importer Category at the METI's Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards. The company was awarded this prize due to its high ratings in the following criteria:
- "The company’s efforts in permeating, expanding, and implementing risk assessment, by training and certifying risk assessment experts, even overseas";
- "The company's efforts in in-house standardization by developing technologies for evaluating product quality coupled with risk assessment";
- "The company's investigations of fundamental accident-prevention measures through analyzing the mechanisms that cause accidents by tracing accidents back to their causes and conducting reproduction tests."
This honor came for the second consecutive year, following PanaHome receiving the Director-General for Commerce, Distribution, and Industrial Safety Policy Award in 2015.
*This awards program was launched by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in 2007 with the aim of encouraging private enterprises to make a greater commitment to improving product safety, as well as to firmly establish the concept of the value of product safety in society as a whole.
Panasonic received a gold award at the 2016 IAUD Awards, sponsored by the International Association for Universal Design (IAUD), for its "Accessibility improvement efforts towards 2020." This award recognized Panasonic’s work in relation to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This is the fifth consecutive year that the company has received a gold award.
Panasonic received the highest number of awards among all recipients, having been nominated for 14 IAUD Awards and receiving the silver award for the Panasonic Home Elevator 1608 JOYMODERN S200V, the Multilingual Speech Translation System, and the G3 Series, Rechargeable In-The-Ear Hearing Aid.