November 27, 2022


At IFA 2022, Panasonic might be presenting not solely its newest client electronics merchandise, but in addition the corporate’s complete and concrete options to battle certainly one of in the present day’s most critical societal points, local weather change. With its GREEN IMPACT Plan (GIP), Panasonic goals to make a elementary contribution to sort out environmental points, with a selected concentrate on huge carbon reductions and round economic system. Panasonic’s dedication to sustainability with its two focal factors carbon neutrality and round economic system can be evident on the new IFA sales space in corridor “HUB27”, which covers greater than 5,000 sq. meters.

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Within the “Central Space” of the brand new sales space, Panasonic presents these sustainability pilot initiatives and power applied sciences that assist the decarbonisation of society and assist to resolve further environmental problems with our planet. With an goal to considerably cut back its carbon footprint, the sales space idea and design have all been newly developed leading to a complete discount of 140 tons of CO2 emissions compared to 2019, or a 71% discount in emissions. These financial savings have been made by means of the cautious number of supplies, the best way merchandise are offered and the partitions embellished. 140 tons of saved and averted emissions, as calculations based on the GHG (Inexperienced Home Fuel) Protocol present, are equal to the CO2 emissions of a mid-sized combustion automotive travelling roughly 1 million kilometers.

“Europe may be very superior in performing on sustainability and subsequently is a key area to spearhead our environmental agenda. To embed the sustainability mission into our enterprise technique, the Panasonic Group has launched ‘GREEN IMPACT’, a strategic imaginative and prescient which outlines our dedication and actions to ‘Internet Zero’ by 2050”, explains Masahiro Shinada, President and CEO Panasonic Company.

At Panasonic’s IFA sales space, some options and pilot initiatives – which already in the present day make a inexperienced affect – might be exhibited.

Carbon neutrality: inexperienced and reasonably priced heating

Sustainable and reasonably priced heating and cooling options for personal houses, places of work and numerous industrial areas are more and more required. With the brand new Aquarea EcoFleX system, Panasonic connects an air ducted unit with nanoe™ X expertise and an air-to-water Aquarea warmth pump – or in different phrases, it combines air-con with air purification. The progressive hybrid system offers energy-efficient area heating, area cooling, cleaner air and sizzling water warmth restoration. Geared up with Panasonic’s patented nanoe™ X expertise additionally inhibits 5 forms of pollution, together with sure micro organism and viruses, in addition to odours, guaranteeing a superbly climatized atmosphere and cleaner air, all of which contribute to improved spatial wellbeing.

The Aquarea EcoFleX management system is provided with Wi-Fi as normal with adapters included for immediate connectivity by way of Panasonic’s Consolation Cloud App which allows clever management and steady monitoring of power consumption by the consumer. A distant upkeep monitoring system, Aquarea Service Cloud, permits the service technician or the installer to take a look at the warmth pump system earlier than any downtime happens. When operated with inexperienced electrical energy, Aquarea air-to-water warmth pumps create nearly no CO2 emissions throughout operations, as as much as 80% of the required warmth power is taken from ambient air. The Aquarea EcoFleX system is thus one of many highlights of Panasonic’s power options for heating and cooling.

Carbon discount: much less dependence on fossil power and fewer CO2 emissions

A particular spotlight from the Vitality Merchandise and Options part within the Central Space at Panasonic’s IFA 2022 sales space would be the Pure Hydrogen Gas Cell Generator. It may be operated by inexperienced hydrogen. Typically, inexperienced hydrogen is generated by separating water (H2O) molecules into hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). To take action, surplus power from renewables (photovoltaic panels or windmills) is getting used.

A single Panasonic pure hydrogen gas cell unit can generate as much as 5 kW of electrical energy, which is appropriate for the demand of small-scale industrial amenities. Furthermore, connecting and controlling a number of gas cell models can enhance the facility output based on demand. The system is already in industrial use in Japan and is anticipated to be launched into Europe as soon as infrastructural situations and the supply of pure hydrogen are assured.

99 models of such progressive pure hydrogen gas cell techniques are a part of the piloting facility which began in April 2022 at a Panasonic manufacturing unit in Japan. 100% of the facility used for web site operations is aimed to be generated from renewable sources. The “RE100” (Renewable Vitality 100%) facility is a part of a self-sustaining energy system that mixes technology from each pure hydrogen and photovoltaic panels in addition to some battery storage. Such form of inexperienced power autonomy for manufacturing websites may be very distinctive worldwide. Panasonic has acquired already plenty of inquiries from personal trade sectors in addition to governments being excited about such a set-up.

Round economic system: new design considering to increase the lifetime of our merchandise

Panasonic approaches the problem of making a round economic system from varied angles. Significantly vital for Panasonic is to alter its design considering to increase the lifetime of its merchandise. One model new product, which was launched in Europe in July this yr, actually embodies this considering: the MULTISHAPE modular private grooming machine. The product is made with a modular design and consists of interchangeable heads, enabling 5 several types of private grooming by attaching a shaver, trimmer, toothbrush, and different attachments.

The modular design eliminates the necessity for a motor, rechargeable battery, and adapter for every product, saving about 60% of sources in comparison with standard product design. The modular design additionally means the customers themselves can exchange particular person elements within the unlikely case they break, and the product itself can be utilized for a very long time. Beginning with private care merchandise in Europe, Panasonic will step by step undertake this round economy-based design philosophy and broaden it to different areas and merchandise.

Panasonic GREEN IMAPCT: sustainability as a core of Panasonic’s actions

Panasonic Group has made clear commitments to decreasing CO2 emissions from its personal operations to zero by 2030, and attaining a complete of over 300 million tons1 in lowered and averted emissions by 2050 in its worth chain and thru improvements. These over 300 million tons of CO2 emissions till 2050 are equal to roughly one %2 of the present complete international emissions of 33 billion tons per yr.

As a milestone on the trail to attaining the 2030 and 2050 targets and targets, Panasonic Group’s 2024 (FY2025) milestones of its GREEN IMPACT Plan 2024 set up particular actions to be accomplished by then. It goals to cut back CO2 emissions, particularly from its personal operations. The next desk offers just a few concrete examples:



FY2021 outcomes

FY2025 targets

CO2/ Vitality

Personal Affect: CO2 reductions in our personal VC3

16.34 Mt 4

– Scopes 1&23: Zero-CO2 factories

7 factories

37 factories

– Scopes 1&23: CO2 reductions

0.26 Mt 4

– Scope 33: CO2 reductions in the usage of our merchandise by clients

16.08 Mt 4

Contribution Affect: “Prevented Emissions” for society

23.47 Mt

38.3 Mt 4

Assets/ CE5

Recycling ratio of manufacturing unit waste


99% or extra

Use of recycled resin (3-year sum6)

43.3 Kt

90 Kt

CE-based enterprise fashions/merchandise

5 companies

13 companies

1 2019 energy-related CO2 emissions: 33.6 billion tons (supply: IEA).

2 CO2 emission issue is predicated on 2020

3 Classification made primarily based on GHG (Inexperienced Home Fuel) Protocol, the worldwide calculation normal

4 Dimension of CO2 discount targets proven above are the variations from these made in FY2021

5 CE: Round Economic system

6 “3-year sum”: FY2020-FY2022 cumulative outcomes / FY2023-FY2025 cumulative targets

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Concerning the Panasonic Group

A world chief in growing progressive applied sciences and options for wide-ranging functions within the client electronics, housing, automotive, trade, communications, and power sectors worldwide, the Panasonic Group switched to an working firm system on April 1, 2022 with Panasonic Holdings Company serving as a holding firm and eight corporations positioned beneath its umbrella. Based in 1918, the Group is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals and society and conducts its companies primarily based on founding rules utilized to generate new worth and supply sustainable options for in the present day’s world. The Group reported consolidated internet gross sales of Euro 56.40 billion (7,388.8 billion yen) for the yr ended March 31, 2022. Dedicated to bettering the well-being of individuals, the Panasonic Group is united in offering superior services that will help you Stay Your Finest.

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