Panasonic continues the journey for a green Vietnam despite Covid-19

10:51 | 19/11/2021 Society

(VEN) - Hanoi, November 18th, 2021, despite the challenges in the Covid-19 period, Panasonic Vietnam donated 110,000 trees to Tuyen Quang Province’s Son Duong District under the annual tree-planting program “Panasonic for a green Vietnam” in 2021 in collaboration with the Center of Natural Resources and Environment Communication of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

This is the first year the program donated trees for forest protection with the trilateral socialization: local authority - business - people, where Panasonic provides trees for plantation and local people take charge of nurturing under the management of the local authorities. After eight consecutive years, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its official presence in Vietnam, Panasonic donated over 250,000 trees to 10 provinces and cities across the country.

General Director of Panasonic Vietnam, Marukawa Yoichi said, “With the Environmental Vision of Panasonic Corporation to 2050, in which the energy generated is greater than the energy used, we focus on saving activities and energy efficiency, generating more clean energy while reducing CO2 emissions. In addition, our new business vision for the next 50 years of becoming a Total Wellness Solutions Company affirms Panasonic's commitment to further making a more solid contribution to Vietnamese people‘s health, safety, and quality of life while solving the country's social problems in the new social context. In this way, we will continue to contribute to the sustainable development of Vietnam.”

panasonic continues the journey for a green vietnam despite covid 19
General Director of Panasonic Vietnam, Marukawa Yoichi gave a speech at a ceremony to donate trees and garbage bins to Tuyen Quang Province's Son Duong District on November 18

The annual tree planting program “Panasonic for a green Vietnam” has been consistently implemented since 2013, in which Panasonic focuses on joining hands with the government and local authorities to protect and develop plantation areas as an effective way to realize the target of reducing CO2 emissions set by Panasonic.

This year, the program supports Tuyen Quang Province for the first time. The province has a large area and conditions suitable for forestation. In addition, local leaders and people are very active in sustainable forest protection and development activities. Being among the top-3 localities in the country in terms of forest coverage rate (after Bac Kan and Quang Binh provinces), Tuyen Quang plays a very important role, as a part of the “green lungs” of not only the North but also the whole country of Vietnam. Implementing forestation in Tuyen Quang will be an effective contribution to reducing CO2 emission, increasing oxygen reservoir for Vietnam.

With that in mind, Panasonic donated 110,000 hybrid acacia and eucalyptus trees in the forest protection of Tuyen Quang Province’s Son Duong District, with an aim to protect one of the largest green areas in the North as well as the country in general while supporting local forest livelihoods. This is the first year the program donated trees for protection forests with trilateral socialization: local - business – people, where Panasonic provides trees for plantation and local people take charge of nurturing under the management of the local authorities. Also under the program, Panasonic donated 28 garbage containers to new rural communes to support local waste treatment and convey the message of environmental protection in the local community.

panasonic continues the journey for a green vietnam despite covid 19
panasonic continues the journey for a green vietnam despite covid 19
Panasonic Vietnam's ceremony to donate trees and garbage bins to Tuyen Quang Province's Son Duong District on November 18

This year, Panasonic employees could not participate in planting trees and cleaning up the local environment due to the prolonged pandemic. Other activities within the program framework are also suspended including eco learning and SDGs classes for local students and battery exchanges. Instead, thousands of Panasonic employees participated in a series of meaningful online activities on the topic of green living and sustainable development organized by the company. It is also the first online environmental campaign implemented internally for Panasonic Vietnam Group in order to make each employee an ambassador living green and sustainable development. Thuy Chang, an employee of Panasonic System Network Vietnam said, “It is a meaningful program. With the guidance of experts, I am now able to classify plastic waste and know how to reuse them in everyday practice. I hope to spread an eco-friendly lifestyle to the people around me.”

With the expert advice and support of the Center for Communication of Natural Resources and Environment – the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, after eight years of continuous implementation, Panasonic has donated more than 250,000 trees to 10 cities and provinces throughout the country. This annual corporate social responsibility activity of Panasonic in Vietnam not only brings direct benefits such as environmental protection and economic development to the local community but also contributes to sustainable development of the country.

2021 marks Panasonic Vietnam Group’s half-century business in Vietnam. For the next 50 years, Panasonic has declared its business direction of becoming a Total Wellness Solutions Company, pioneering in human-oriented technology, at the same time, proposing solutions to critical social problems, to bring a healthy, safe and comfortable life to Vietnamese people and sustainable development of the country.

Panasonic Corporation is a global leader developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B sectors. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, operates 522 subsidiaries and 69 associated companies worldwide and reported consolidated net sales of 6,698.8 billion yen for the year ended March 31, 2021. Committed to pursuing new value through collaborative innovation, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for customers.

Panasonic Vietnam (PV) is the first 100 percent foreign invested company to assume the role of the country headquarter in Vietnam. As of July 2013, Panasonic Vietnam Group comprised of eight companies including Panasonic Vietnam and its sales division of Panasonic Sales Vietnam (PSV), Panasonic Research & Development Center Vietnam (PRDCV), five manufacturing companies including Panasonic AVC Networks Vietnam (PAVCV), Panasonic Appliances Vietnam (PAPVN), Panasonic System Networks Vietnam (PSNV), Panasonic Industrial Devices Vietnam (PIDVN), Panasonic Life Solutions Vietnam (PLSVN), and the Panasonic Insurance Service Vietnam (PISVN). The Group currently employs a total workforce of approximately 7,000 people. In Vietnam, Panasonic is one among those enterprises that place great emphasis on social activities surrounding education and environment.

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