Panasonic Ecology Systems Reports on the Progress in its 'eco id

Panasonic Ecology Systems Reports on the Progress in its 'eco ideas' Declaration
Osaka, Nov 9, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd., a
Panasonic group company, today announced that it will release reports on the
progress on the implementation of its initiatives to achieve the targets of the
'eco ideas' Declaration, issued on November 9, 2011 on its website
from November 15, 2012. 
The 'eco ideas' Declaration expresses the company's commitment
to realizing an 'environment that is friendly to people and the
Earth' from Kasugai in the fields of indoor air quality and environmental
engineering. The company declared its intention to achieve the targets in each
field by 2018 through environmental contributions combined with business
The status and degree of achievement of initiatives for each target will be
reported annually on the website. The company will continue to work on
achieving the targets of the Declaration through environmental activities with
the aim of realizing an 'environment that is friendly to people and the
- Outline of the 'eco ideas' Declaration (issued on November 9,
2011) - 
Panasonic Ecology Systems Group will realize an 'environment that is
friendly to people and the Earth' from Kasugai in the fields of indoor air
quality and environmental engineering. 
1. 'eco ideas' for Lifestyles
- Create leading innovative IAQ products to contribute to achieving a healthy
and comfortable space, combined with reduced CO2 emissions (Contribution to the
reduction of CO2 emissions: 2.2 million tons)
- Advanced environmental engineering solutions and services to contribute to
reducing the impact on the environment 
2. 'eco ideas' for Business-styles
- World-leading energy-saving and zero-emissions factories (Contribution to
the reduction of CO2 emissions: 30,000 tons Recycled resource utilization rate:
- Environmental conservation and reduction of environmental impact together
with the people of Kasugai 
- Initiative progress - 
1. 'eco ideas' for Lifestyles 
i) Contribution to reducing CO2 emissions through products 
Expand range of Superior GP (Green Products)(1) models to reduce CO2 emissions
from the use of products.
- FY2011: 8 models certified
- FY2012: 14 models under review (7 models certified) 
ii) Global promotion of environmental engineering business 
Established Panasonic Eco Solutions Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., which is contributing
to reducing the impact on the environment by supporting factory establishment
and operations of companies that will expand their businesses in Malaysia. 
2. 'eco ideas' for Business-styles 
i) Contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in production activities 
Implement various initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions in production
activities. The following initiatives led to a reduction of 11,830 tons vs.
FY2005 in FY2011, and are making steady progress in FY2012.
- Measures against heat loss from paint drying furnaces (158 t-CO2/year)
- Replacement of small once-through boilers (76 t-CO2/year)
- Extension of the free cooling period (57 t-CO2/year), etc. 
ii) Resource recycling 
Achieved a recycled resource utilization ratio of 14.9% in FY2011.
- Introduction of runner (resin scrap) recycling equipment
- Introduction of equipment for collecting and reusing metallic powder
iii) Co-existence with the local community 
- Reopened the factory tour for elementary schools for the first time in ten
years, and accepted three schools.
- Environmental education (Education at elementary schools, parent-and-child
environmental studies, etc.)
- Participation in tree planting activities, community cleanup activities,
Details will be released on the company's website 
(1) Panasonic uses a product assessment system that evaluates the
environmental impacts of its products and services starting at the planning and
design stages. Based on the criteria, the company accredits its products and
services that achieve high environmental performance as Green Products (GPs). 
About Panasonic 
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture
of electronic products in three business fields, consumer, components &
devices, and solutions. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded
consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2012.
Panasonic's stock is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York
(NYSE:PC) Stock Exchanges. The company has the vision of becoming the No. 1
Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by the 100th year of its
founding in 2018. For more information on Panasonic, its brand and commitment
to sustainability, visit the company's website at 
Tokyo Public Relations Office
Panasonic Corporation
Tel: +81-3-3574-5664
Fax: +81-3-3574-5699 
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