Thanks to its continuous efforts and long-term contributions to the environment that Panasonic has been honored to receive 3 times with the Environment Award. Mr. Marukawa Yoichi, General Director of Panasonic Vietnam, shared: "I am very happy and proud of receiving this prestigious award from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment today. Over 50 years officially in Vietnam, environment protection and sustainable development are always put at the core of our activities, including manufacturing, business and corporate citizenship. In the next 50 years, our vision is to be a Wellness solution-providing company. Therefore, we have been continuously striving our best to bring a Healthy, Safety, and Convenience life to Vietnamese people to enrich their life while addressing social issues especially Environment matters with our strengths of Technology and manufacturing with our passion."
The award is the recognition of Panasonic's contribution to environmental protection in Vietnam
Putting a top focus on environment protection towards sustainability, Panasonic has been developing exclusive technologies and initiatives to improve energy efficiency, eco-friendly products and reduce CO2 emissions from manufacturing and all related activities. Various green factory initiatives enable it to cut down more than 4 million KW of electricity a year, equivalent to 1,730 tonnes of CO2, whereas its energy-saving and environment-friendly washing machine products have been awarded Most Energy Efficient Products by the Ministry of Industry and Trade for two consecutive years (2020-2021).
Globally, Panasonic group has declared its commitment to make an impact on CO2 reduction and accelerate towards carbon neutrality together with society, which is in-line with Vietnamese Government direction of achieving net zero CO2 by 2050.
Not only in business, but in various CSR activities, Panasonic has focused on environment and education as 2 key pillars for sustainable development. From 2013 until now, Panasonic has cooperated with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, to successfully plant trees in 10 provinces nationwide, donating more than 250,000 trees, with the purpose to reduce CO2 emission, protect the environment and generate economic value for local residents. In another program, 50,000 used batteries have been collected and exchanged for free Panasonic eco-batteries nationwide, and 20,000 non-toxic Panasonic eco batteries are gifted to local residents to promote the environment protection. The Japanese brand also conducted environmental classes for 19,583 local students to help raise people’s environmental awareness on reducing waste and promoting sustainable living.
Vietnam Environment award is the highest award honored by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to organizations, individuals and communities with outstanding achievements in environmental protection. In the ceremony, there were 33 organizations, enterprises and individuals awarded. Panasonic was among the only 3 awarded enterprises and is the only FDI to receive this award for this year.
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