Panasonic Vietnam General Director New Year Message 2023

Panasonic Vietnam General Director New Year Message 2023

Dear all Valued Customers, Business Partners, and Colleagues,

First of all, I would like to express my deep gratitude to your continuous and great support to Panasonic!

Looking back on 2022, my first feeling is Thankful and Proud of how All of us have been optimistically dealing with challenges of pandemic to be back to normal. Also thanks to Vietnam government’s effort and resolute actions, the COVID-19 has become under control which enables the country to resume its economic and social recovery. GDP growth is forecast to increase from an estimated 2.6 percent in 2021 to 7.5 percent in 2022 according to World Bank.

I must say thank you particularly for Panasonic team in Vietnam. With efforts, almost all of 7,500 employees across Vietnam got vaccinated on time. With agile and teamwork spirit, we have ensured the safety and health of our customers, business partners and employees to continue a successful operation.

The year 2022 is a very important milestone for Panasonic in Vietnam, which is the 1st year in our next 50 years journey to realize the VISION to be a Wellness Solution providing company. With our ever-strong commitment and effort, leveraging our strengths of technology and manufacturing experience for both B2C and B2B segment with people-centric technology, we continue to strive to develop new technologies and solutions to contribute to the wellness life of Vietnamese people and sustainable Vietnamese society.

2022 is also a year for us to establish new values to society through business and CSR activities. In CSR, we continue to focus on education, environment, and wellness which, as we believe, are 3 pillars for the sustainable development and prosperity of Vietnam.

Also in early 2022, Panasonic Group CEO announced Panasonic Green Impact, targetting to achieve net zero CO2 Emission by 2030 in Panasonic operating companies worldwide and reducing CO2 emissions by 300 million tons throughout its value chain by 2050, equivalent to 1% of current global CO2 emissions. Amongst different initiatives, we have launched our largest-scale tree planting program in Vietnam, with participation of partners and customers across the country.

I am extremely proud that Panasonic’s efforts have been recognized by Vietnamese government and prestigious organizations including the National Environment Awards from Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, TOP 100 Sustainable Businesses in Vietnam 2022 by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, TOP 50 Sustainable Company by Nhip Cau Dau Tu (Investment Bridge) Newspaper.

Heading towards 2023, we are excited for new challenges and opportunities to continue our growth and contribution to Vietnam. Especially, 2023 is the year we celebrate Vietnam and Japan 50th anniversary diplomatic relation. Although we are living in a world now of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (a “VUCA” world), beyond all those unfavorable conditions, I truly believe that Challenges could not stop us but encourage us or accelerate us to continue our VISION and Mission to pursue Business Growth and Contribution to the Wellness and Sustainable society of Vietnam.

I would like once again to express my sincere thanks our customers, business partners and employees and invite all of you to participate in the journey to bring Wellness and sustainability for Vietnam.

Taking this chance, I wish you and your family a new year full of Health, Success and Wellness!
Your sincerely,
Marukawa Yoichi