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Japanese multinational consumer electronics corporation

About Panasonic :

Formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

Japanese multinational consumer electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.

Its aim of the business is produce electronics manufacturing and products under a variety of names including Panasonic

Since its founding in 1918, it has grown to become the largest Japanese electronics producer.

The company produce electronic variety types of electronic device for all kind of electronic of wide range of electronic equipment.

Panasonic brand name, and expanded the use of the brand to Europe

The company used the National trademark outsid

is a e of North America during the 1950s through the 1970s. (The trademark could not be used probably due to discriminatory application of trademark laws where brands like General Motors were registrable.) It sold televisions, hi-fidelity stereo receivers, multi-band shortwave radios, and marine radio direction finders,

In recent years the company has been involved with the development

In recent years the company has been involved with the development of high-density optical disc standards intended to eventually replace the DVD and the SD memory card.

Since 2004, Toyota has used Panasonic batteries for its Toyota Prius, an environmentally friendly car made in Japan.[

On January 19, 2006 Panasonic announced that, starting in February, it will stop producing analog televisions (then 30% of its total TV business) to concentrate on digital TVs.

Panasonic cares:

For environmental protection and sustainability date the company belief of putting people before products.

Environmental Statement pledges that we will practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and the protection of our environment.

Along with the many benefits associated with the use and enjoyment of new technologies comes a responsibility that we do not take lightly.

It is our sincere hope that this commitment to protecting the environment continues to earn your trust and support.

Company Mission

Mission is to bring manufacturers together into long-term relationships that help provide convenient, environmentally responsible recycling opportunities to consumers nationwide.

Recycling Results

The company is proud to provide both effective recycling programs in states where manufacturers are required to recycle electronics and to provide a comprehensive voluntary national recycling program. 

Environmental record

Panasonic reports that all of its new TV models meet the latest Energy Star requirements and exceed the standby mode requirement by 70 percent or more.

All of its currently sold PCs also comply with the latest Energy Star standards.

In Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics Panasonic ranked 6th out of 18 leading electronics manufacturers in May 2010.

Greenpeace criticises that Panasonic has not committed to eliminating toxic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) across its product range.

The company also scores poorly on its policies regarding e-waste and recycling

Environmental Activities

By adopting the declaration, Panasonic aims to become the

To achieve this goal, Panasonic is pursuing its ‘eco ideas’ for Lifestyles by promoting sustainable and comfortable green lifestyles as well as ‘eco ideas’ for Business-styles with aims to reduce the environmental impact of its operations to a maximum extent and spread technologies and ideas that are brought forth through such reduction efforts. Panasonic is combining these environmental efforts and business growth.

Panasonic is strongly committed to conserving the environment.

As a global leader in the electronics industry, it is our duty to ensure a sustainable future.

We pledge to reduce CO2 emissions by 15 percent from our facility and double the sales of our industry-leading environmentally-conscious products in the region.

We will also encourage Panasonic employees to lead conservation efforts in cooperation with the local communities

Declaration are as follows ideas for Lifestyles:

Panasonic aims to double the regional sales

Superior Green Products, which have been internally certified by Panasonic, are those that have achieved the industry-leading environmental performance in terms of energy saving, effective utilization of resources and the management of chemical substances.

Customers enrolled for Panasonic’s ‘Plus Card’ loyalty program and school children will be educated by the showroom staff and eco-booklets will also be made available. The aim of the program is to raise awareness on energy and water conservation, and waste management.

• Scholarship to students of Universities

Panasonic will provide scholarship to two graduate students under the Environmental Science Bachelor Degree Program

The scholarship program is aimed at encouraging local talent to take up environment studies and research in the region.

• Earth Lunch Hour

Panasonic will also work on Earth Lunch Hour once every month, where all 176 employees from 20 different nationalities, will enjoy lunch which will be made of organic ingredients using energy efficient cooking method. Car pooling on that day will also ensure reducing CO2 emissions that will be used as an internal education and awareness of its eco-program.

Donation to Haiti

To provide food and shutter to the people after the natural disaster

Aiming to become number one .

1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry

Panasonic is striving to bring forth two types of innovation as it works to realize its vision for the 100th anniversary of our founding. One is Green Life Innovation, which aims to make green lifestyles a reality to enrich people's lives, made possible through ideas that we propose for better living. The second is Green Business Innovation, which seeks to implement and offer an optimum green business-style.

Through these activities, we will work to contribute to the progress and development of society and enrich people's lives.

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social responsibility

In our business doesn't exist in isolation nor is it simply a way of making money. Your employees depend on your business.

Customers, suppliers and the local community are all affected by your business and what you do.

Our products, and the way of make them, also have an impact on the environment.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) :

is about understanding your business' impact on the wider world and considering how you can use this impact in a positive way.

It means taking a responsible attitude, going beyond the minimum legal requirements and following straightforward principles that apply whatever the size of your business.

social responsibility and your business

social responsibility (SR)

can cut across almost everything you do and everyone you deal with., you need to think about:

The suppliers:

choose and the way you deal with them.

For example, trading with suppliers who pollute the environment could be as irresponsible as doing so yourself

Deal responsibly with customers and suppliers:

By working with your customers and suppliers in a responsible way your business can reap substantial rewards.

Customers:

Some actions you can take when dealing with customers are:

Make sure brochures are written in plain English, telling the truth without hiding anything in the 'small print'.

Be open and honest about your products and services.

Tell customers what they want to know, including what steps you take to be socially responsible.

If something goes wrong, you should acknowledge the problem and deal with it.

In return, you can expect customers to reward you with their loyalty. Listening to your consumers can also help you improve the products and services you offer them.

Suppliers

Choosing your suppliers carefully can be an important part of your approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR).

For example, you might try to use local suppliers as much as possible. This helps you support your community and also reduces the energy wasted and carbon emissions from deliveries.

When selecting suppliers you should also examine their employment, health and safety and environmental practices.

Customers are increasingly concerned about the wider impact of supply chains,

for example on local work forces and environments. your reputation can be damaged by being associated with businesses that abuse the rights of their own workers or their local environment..

Larger organisations often audit their suppliers to ensure that they follow responsible working practices.

you could do something similar - simply asking them about their attitudes .

You should also treat your suppliers fairly, particularly smaller businesses that rely on you.

For example, being paid on time can make a big difference to them.

Ethical trading

Ethical trading means looking beyond strictly economic objectives to consider the wider implications of your business decisions. It is becoming increasingly important for those trading internationally.

This will show how socially responsible policies can benefit your business.

It will outline how unethical trading can cause harm and it will help you assess your current record in social responsibility.

This contains basic information on what fair trade products are, how they can help you improve your business' environmental record, ensure workers and producers are fairly treated, and support the overseas communities in which you are involved.

The benefits of ethical trading

Implementing socially responsible policies is not just good for the environment and the wider community, it can benefit your business too.

By considering social and environmental objectives as well as your economic aims when trading overseas, you can:

build sales, as customers increasingly choose to base their purchasing decisions on more than strict financial factors

attract investment, as ethically motivated investors grow in number

maintain staff loyalty and motivation, by treating people fairly and offering them chances of development

enhance trust in your business, by fostering good relations and being transparent in your activities

save money, for example by implementing better waste-management procedures

How socially responsible is your business?

To promote your business as socially responsible, chart your progress in implementing socially responsible activities and identify areas where further improvements can be made.

First though, you need to assess how far your business goes beyond fulfilling its minimum legal obligations.

This means carrying out a social responsibility audit in which you consider your business' impact on:

the market - for example, how you promote yourself, how and where you obtain supplies and how you sell your products or services

your workforce - the wages you pay, your employees' conditions and your equal opportunities policies

the environment - for example, your emission, waste and consumption strategies

the community - for example, whether you are a 'good neighbour' and what you put back into the community

human rights - such as taking into account not just your own direct relationships but also your suppliers' business relationships

improving your environmental performance

Protecting the environment can benefit your business in a number of ways.

You can significantly cut costs by reducing the amount of energy and raw materials you use, and the waste you dispose of.

There may also be an opportunity to reduce your insurance premiums through improved environmental practices.

Then there are the wider benefits, such as how your business is perceived. Tackling environmental issues can improve your reputation with all your stakeholders - staff, customers, regulators, investors and your local community.

environmental issues can benefit your business and make it more sustainable.

Protect employees and the environment from air pollution

Air pollution from your business can harm your employees, local people and the environment.

You have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of your employees, and you must also ensure that you comply with air pollution legislation.

By considering health, safety and environmental issues together you can ensure that people at your premises remain healthy and your environmental impact is kept to a minimum.

Reducing air pollution can benefit your business.

For example, limiting emissions and improving your processes can save you money and enhance your reputation with staff, customers and the local community.

The business benefits of good air quality

Ensuring good air quality can bring a number of benefits to your business.

You can reduce the risk of health problems among your staff and visitors, which may help avoid staff sickness and compensation claims.

Complying with air quality legislation will also help you avoid the risks of penalties and prosecution.

Your reputation could benefit too. Lower levels of pollution will improve your standing with employees and relationships with the local community.

As environmental awareness grows, clients and potential clients may be more attracted to your business.

Problems caused by air pollution

There are numerous risks to human health from air pollution.

lung and breathing problems

skin conditions

central nervous system damage

brain or liver damage

cancer

damage to eyes

poisoning

flu-like symptoms and nausea

asthma

For example, construction workers may be at risk from inhaling cement dust, welders from breathing in welding gases and carpenters from inhaling wood dust.

Substances such as grain dust or ozone can also pose a risk to human health. Ozone can collect in places where equipment using electrostatic discharges is used, such as photocopiers and laser printers in offices.

By law, if an employee already has an illness such as asthma, you must make sure they're not exposed to levels of air pollutants that are likely to bring on an attack or make an existing condition worse. You should also remember that smoking is now banned in virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces in the UK.

Risks to the environment from air pollution include climate change from emissions of greenhouse gases and the creation of larger holes in the ozone layer from emissions of ozone-depleting substances. Air pollution affects the quality of rain, and increased rain acidity causes damage to buildings, land, fresh water and sea water, wildlife and plants

Conclusion

protect the environment

All businesses have an impact on the world in which they operate - and sometimes this can be a damaging one.

However, even the smallest of businesses can minimise its impact on the environment - and even help repair damage already done - by implementing sustainable development policies.

That means considering the social and economic wellbeing of current and future generations, both

here and abroad, when making all kinds of business decisions to start implementing such policies it can help if you first:

Assess your current environmental impact, here and overseas

Appoint someone to champion and oversee sustainable development.

Make small, simple and manageable changes.

You could give close scrutiny to the following areas:

Your design processes - for example, could you replace toxic substances with less harmful ones? Are your products designed to be multifunctional or reusable?

Your energy consumption - for example, could you replace equipment with newer, more energy-efficient or less polluting models?

Your resources - are you using renewable or recyclable materials? Do you recycle your own waste?

Finally

as social responsible company we have to take care about our community , our customer , supplier ,employees, in short we have to take responsibility internally and external , micro , and macro to give positive impact about our company and share the our World responsibility.

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