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Panasonic successfully concludes its fourth edition of Harit Umang on World Environment Day

6th June,2023- An environmental awareness programme, titled Harit Umang – Joy of Green, concluded its’ fourth edition on World Environment day June 5th 2023. This was organized by Panasonic Life Solutions India (PLSIND), a diversified technology company. Taking its commitment to a greener tomorrow a step further, it planted approximately three lakh trees. Distribution of solar lanterns to off – grid communities around their factory area has also been planned.

The company has successfully been creating awareness around responsible e-waste disposal since the past three years with “Diwali Wali Safaai” as part of its e-waste awareness drive.

The broad umbrella of the Panasonic Green Impact (PGI) houses these initiatives.  The objective of the Panasonic Group is to create impact that reduces the emissions of CO2 by more than 300 Million tons*, or is equivalent to approximately 1% of the current total global emissions **.

Senior Director, Ministry of Electronics, and Information Technology, Govt of India – Dr Sandip Chatterjee, Director Hazardous Substance Management Division – Ministry of Environment & Forest – Ved Prakash Mishra, Chairman, PLSIND- Manish Sharma, and MD, PLSIND – Tadashi Chiba, felicitated students from participating schools and colleges during the ceremony for their active participation in the Harit Umang program and their exemplary work in driving awareness.

Congratulating the Green Ambassadors, Dr Sandip Chatterjee, Senior Director, Ministry of Electronics, and Information Technology Govt of India, applauded their collective efforts, as part of the Harit Umang Outreach programme of Panasonic.

He was appreciative of the young students brainstorming on a subject of global importance like Circular Economy and contributing towards the mindset of scientific recycling.

Mr. Manish Sharma, Chairman, Panasonic Life Solutions India mentioned how as a responsible corporate, even the smallest of actions should be aimed at solving global environmental problems.  Panasonic’s Green Impact initiative he said. was a step in this direction. He further added that in India, they were contributing towards the environment with actionable steps and were aligned to the vision of sustainability. As individuals too one must be considerate of the impact of one’s actions. He congratulated the Panasonic Harit Green ambassadors.

Mr. Tadashi Chiba, Managing Director, Panasonic Life Solutions India repeated the words of Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic by saying that the basic purpose of an enterprise was to work towards improving life in the community through its business. He added how they were committed to the cause of a sustainable environment in India. Their use of environment friendly technologies, promotion of renewable energies and environment focused activities like the tree plantation drive and awareness programmes were all centered around furthering a sustainable environment through their businesses. Employees too he said are encouraged to do their bit.

 The Harit Umang initiative of Panasonic is in consonance with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s or MeITY’s agenda, focused on spreading awareness on e-waste and its collaboration with MeITY ensures a wider impact. 

*300 million tons calculated with 2020 emission factors

**33.6 billion tons of energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 (Source: IEA), 

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