Panasonic receives National Environment Award for 3rd time

Monday, Aug 01, 2022 19:33

Representative of Panasonic Vietnam receives the National Environment Award 2021 for the third time at a ceremony on July 31. — Photo Panasonic Vietnam

Panasonic Vietnam received the National Environment Award 2021 for the third time by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment for its continuous efforts and long-term contributions to the environment.

“I am very happy to receive this prestigious award from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment today. Over 50 years officially in Viet Nam, environment protection and sustainable development are always put at the core of our activities, including manufacturing, business and corporate citizenship,” said Marukawa Yoichi, General Director of Panasonic Vietnam.

“In the next 50 years, 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."

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.

Globally, Panasonic group has declared its commitment to make an impact on CO2 reduction and accelerate towards carbon neutrality together with society, in line with the Vietnamese Government direction of achieving net zero CO2 by 2050.

Panasonic has focused on environment and education as two key pillars for sustainable development. From 2013 until now, Panasonic has cooperated with the 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 emissions, protect the environment and generate economic value for local residents.

In another programme, 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 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s highest award to honour organisations, individuals and communities with outstanding achievements in environmental protection. — VNS

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