19 May 2018, Dong Nai, Vietnam – Panasonic in cooperation with Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) – Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Dong Nai People’s Committee presented 25,000 trees for Tan Phu protection forest and achieved over 100,000 tree totally in the annual tree-planting program of “Panasonic for a green Vietnam” to celebrate the Corporate 100th year establishment this year.
Mr. Kazuhiro Matsushita, General Director of Panasonic Vietnam said: “Derived from an unchanged business philosophy of “Contribute to society” of our founder Konosuke Matsushita since 1918, along with our commitment for long-term existence to support the national sustainable development, Panasonic continuously expands investment, improves quality of products and services to be a leading consumer electronics brand and pioneering B2B solution provider with a total investment of 243 million USD and a workplace of nearly 8,000 employees.
Representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment and Panasonic Vietnam Group planting trees
Moreover, we have constantly developed many Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in the field of education to enhance high-quality labor force including Panasonic Risupia Vietnam center, Panasonic Scholarship program, Kids Witness News program, etc. and in the field of environmental protection to expand an eco-friendly lifestyle such as the 100,000 solar lantern projects donated to support remote communities, Eco Learning classes or No-Car day, etc.
Our efforts and contribution have been recognized by receiving the Vietnam Environment Award presented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in 2017 and the Golden Dragon Award 2018 as the leading brand in the industry.”
Panasonic Vietnam employees taking part in the annual tree-planting program
“Panasonic for a green Vietnam” is one of the meaningful environmental activities of Panasonic in Vietnam. The company has presented trees at 4 provinces in the North (Thai Binh, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa and Hoa Binh provinces) to protect UNESCO heritages in Vietnam and help local people stabilize their re-settlement life and sustainable development since 2014. This year, the program continues to be implemented with over 25,000 acacia mangium wild and tabebuia rosea trees at Dong Nai river’s protection forest, contributing to the landscape and shadow along the road to Thac Mai – Bau Nuoc Soi tourist site and water retention for Tri An hydroelectric reservoir, limiting the risky effects of climate change on water flow of Dong Nai river.
Students at La Nga secondary school, Dong Nai are interested in Eco Learning program and Eco workshop
“Together with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, through many positive environmental activities like “Panasonic for a green Vietnam”, Panasonic Vietnam has joined hands to promote the movement of enthusiasm between local people and the company employees in the mission of greening the Earth, increasing the community’s awareness of environmental protection and improving quality of life.” Highlighted by Mr. Nguyen Viet Dung, Director of the Center for Environment Training and Communication, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
People in Dong Nai province attending Panasonic eco-battery exchange program
In the program, Panasonic Vietnam organized an eco-learning class to learn about climate changes and eco-workshop to create different art-works using familiar grains, which attracted 100 students and teachers. This practical experience not only encourages students to love environment but also enhances their creativeness.