Following the launch of its Environment Vision in June 2017, Panasonic Group reports that two of its factories in Belgium and Japan have now achieved the coveted Zero-CO2status, taking the group a step further towards obtaining its vision for CO2-neutral production across all of its factories around the world by 2050.
The two factories; Panasonic Energy Belgium (PECBE) and Panasonic Eco Technology Center (PETEC) in Japan, simultaneously reached the status of Zero-CO2production last month and now serve as models for other Panasonic production facilities, with plans to extend emission-reducing activities globally.
PECBE has reduced its CO2emissions by approximately 3,200 tonnes as a result of reaching Zero-CO2 status. This has been achieved through a combination of the installation of a wind turbine, switching all procured energy to 100 percent renewable energy, using carbon offsets that comply with Verified Carbon Standards (VCS) and switching its boilers to energy-saving models. In addition, PECBE continues to promote a variety of environmentally friendly initiatives, including the use of LED lighting and encouraging the switching of company vehicles to electric models.
Panasonic acknowledges that as a global corporate citizen, it should contribute positively to the environment by creating more energy than it uses. A dedicated, company-wide CO2reduction working group was formed in 2017, working towards helping achieve some of the targets set in the 2050 Environment vision.