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Human Resource Development
Encouraging all employees to become environmental innovators
In fiscal 2012, an in-house test on environmental issues was conducted online via the intranet as part of general employee education, and about 136,000 employees took the test, which was designed to help them obtain a range of environmental information, including the environmental initiatives taken by Panasonic and the related world trends, laws, and regulations. For our specialized programs, we provided training on environmental laws and regulations, the management of chemical substances and waste, and energy conservation diagnosis. Moreover, we expanded the target of the three seminars for eco-conscious product design, including the basic training seminar on Green Products, to include more employees. In fiscal 2012 we held a total of 23 seminars in Japan, China, and other Asian regions, and a total of 680 persons including those not in environmental divisions, attended the seminars.
In the future, we will further expand and enhance environmental education in our human resource development programs for both new and newly promoted employees, in order to nurture them into human resources who can help the company achieve business growth while also making contributions to the environment.
Increasing employees’ environmental awareness and skills through a global competition
In the Panasonic Group Manufacturing Skills Competition, held every year on a global scale, participants compete in the two categories of eco mind skills (overall environmental knowledge and expertise) and energy conservation diagnosis skills (ability to make improvement proposals for energy conservation at offices and factories). In fiscal 2012, we held the eco mind skills competition for the first time in China, with local Chinese employees taking the leadership in the organization and management of the competition, including localizing the questions asked to participants, and receiving support from Japan.
In addition, employees at our bases outside Japan also participated in the energy conservation diagnosis skills competition held in Japan. We will continue to increase environmental awareness and skills across the entire company through this competition, in which we give commendations to those who have achieved excellent results, aiming to encourage them to lead environmental innovation through their advanced knowledge and skills.
Energy conservation diagnosis competition
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