Panasonic joins RE100 climate change initiative


Electronics technologies firm Panasonic Corporation has intensified its commitment to becoming 100% renewable energy powered by joining the RE100.

RE100 is an initiative established by the Climate Group to accelerate the energy transition by encouraging corporates to switch to renewables and sustainable energy.

Panasonic Corporation will switch the electricity used globally in its operations to 100% renewable energy, and aim for production that does not emit carbon.

Panasonic will install solar photovoltaic systems as well as procure 100% renewable energy to power its facilities in Japan, Europe and the Americas.

The firm will also expand its energy efficiency programmes as part of the Panasonic Environment Vision 2050” which was announced in June 2017.

The development is also part of the firm’s Green Plan 2021, its environmental action plan toward 2021.

Sam Kimmins, the head of RE100, said: “Panasonic’s success has been built on developing the technologies that define our future. By joining RE100 and committing to using 100% renewable electricity by 2050, Panasonic is sending a strong message that the energy landscape is evolving. Panasonic is joining a global movement of companies who are driving towards a better energy system – because it’s good for their businesses, their customers and their environment.”

RE100 comprises of 191 member companies worldwide (as of August 2019).