Local Environmental Contribution Activities("Panasonic Eco Relay for Sustainable Earth")
Panasonic Group has implemented various region-based environmental activities designed by its employees themselves, involving local residents, children, and employees' family.
It is named "Panasonic Eco Relay for Sustainable Earth", with the thoughts of "linking beyond generations".
We are aiming at contributing to building sustainable earth and society.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. is also participating in this activity as a member of Panasonic Group. Each and every employee around the world is implementing environmental activities as a global citizen, and is trying to contribute to regional environment.
Here are examples of such activities.
HMI Systems Business Division Tsuruga area (Fukui prefecture)
"Clean Up Fukui great strategy Kehi no Matsubara" cleaning activities
On Sunday, June 5, 2022, on the occasion of Environment Month in June, employees, their families, the union, and Shoaikai (OB Association) participated in a cleanup of the scenic spot "Kehi no Matsubara" in Tsuruga City, sponsored by Fukui Prefecture, as part of their community contribution activities.
In addition to 130 people from PAS Tsuruga site (Electromechanical Devices Business Unit, Safety & Security Systems Business Unit), many companies in Tsuruga City participated in the event, bringing the total number of participants to 1,200.
We have been participating in this activity since 2008, but it was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is the first activity in 3 years.
Kehi no Matsubara is one of the three major pine groves in Japan (Miho no Matsubara: Shizuoka Prefecture, Niji no Matsubara: Saga Prefecture) and is a sandy beach that stretches 1.5 km from east to west.
Participants walked along a 1.5 km sandy beach with garbage bags and spent about 2 hours collecting driftwood, plastic pieces and empty cans etc.
In addition to contributing to the local community, communication between employees became active, and the activities were meaningful.
We will continue our activities in cooperation with Tsuruga City.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
Thai Panasonic Group 2022 Earth Day Campaign
As part of PASAP's environmental activities, an Earth Day Campaign was held at the Canteen building on April 22, 2022, in cooperation with the ESEN & GA/PTHC & Environment Committee of the Thai Panasonic Group (PTHC, PMRTH, PASAP, PESTH).
The Earth Day Campaign uses videos, quizzes, and games to raise the environmental awareness of all employees by sorting waste and reducing plastic waste in their daily lives.
The Panasonic Group in Thailand are also promoting the Plastic Waste Recycling Project to introduce waste sorting and reduce plastic waste.
PASAP Donate Paper Boxes to help fight Covid-19
On May 11, 2021, as part of its CSR activities, PASAP, in collaboration with Panasonic Thailand Group (PTHC, PMRTH, PASAP, PESTH), recycled a total of 1000 kg of unused cartons or paper boxes to produce hospital beds made from 100% recycled paper in cooperation with PP Pack Co., Ltd., SCG Packaging Public Company, etc.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
Panasonic Automotive Systems Malaysia (PASMY) regularly hosts eco-CSR activities, contributing to the local community.
"Earth Hour- Bersih Beach" Environmental Education
On March 30, 2019, night walks, interactive games, etc. were held at Bersih Beach as activities for Earth Hour (local time: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm), raising awareness of climate change and energy saving. On that day, 120 employees and their families participated in the event.
Local contribution activities
On September 28, 2019, we hosted a community event at local elementary schools as a part of communication activities with the community.
We held interactive games with the theme of "environmental protection", coloring contests, and tree-planting activities.
Total 155 people including employees, their families, teachers, students and the general public participated in the event.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. Headquarters Yokohama City (Kanagawa Prefecture)
"Tsurumi River Kamoi Takamizu Shiki" Cleaning activities and vegetation conservation activities
We agreed with the purpose of vegetation conservation project of Tsurumi River Kamoi Takamizu Shiki by Kanagawa Prefectural Yokohama Flood Control Office and residents of Kanagawa prefecture, and carried out cleaning and vegetation conservation activities four times or more in collaboration with Tsurumi River Basin Networking (NPO).
In order to preserve native valuable plants such as barley, we are carrying out weeding and cleanup to protect them from exotic species.
"Clean campaign" cleaning activities , " The 112th cleanup of Kamoi Station's north-south passageway (Fureai Bridge) "
May 2008 Since the days of Matsushita Communications Industry, the predecessor of Panasonic Automotive Systems, Inc., the company has sought to strengthen ties with the local community, and on the third Friday of each month, as a joint labor-management activity, the company has been conducting a "Clean Campaign" clean-up activity around the headquarters.
We also continue to pick up litter on the banks of Tsurumi Bay in the morning and greet the community every month.
Until 8: 00 ~ 9: 15 on Sunday, September 4, 2022, the 112th Kamoi Station North-South Connecting Passage (Fureai Bridge) was cleaned up by sweeping the north-south passageway and the north and south stairs of JR Kamoi Station, picking up trash and cleaning the area around Kamoike Bridge (Midori Ward side). The cleanup was attended by members of the Ikebe branch of the labor union of Panasonic Automotive Systems Co., Ltd., their families, several members of the Kamoi Station Neighborhood Development Study Group, several members of the local community association, teachers from Kamoi Elementary School and OGs from Kamoi Elementary School who graduated last year. The Kamoi Station Area Community Development Study Group is organizing an event called “Yokohama Deai Jyuku”.
In response to this cleaning activity,We have received feedback from participants such as:
- It was hard to get up early on Sunday morning, but it ended early so I had a productive Sunday.
- Local children and junior high school students also participated this time, and it was good to see the extent of the activities.
- Even in places that looked beautiful at first glance, there were garbage and cigarette litter hidden in the bushes, so I felt that these steady activities led to the creation of a beautiful city.
- The members of the Kamoi Station Neighborhood Development Study Group talked to me in a friendly manner, and I was able to come into contact with the local people through garbage collection and feel that I have become a member of the community.
We will continue to value our connection to the community and continue to contribute to creating a clean, litter-free city every month.