Environment:Environmental Labels

Using Labels to Indicate the Environmental Performance of Our Products

Panasonic indicates that a given product is environmentally conscious by displaying environmental labels on the product and in our catalogues. This labeling is designed to convey our environmental technology information on the product in an easy-to-understand manner to help our customers make smart choices when considering which products to purchase.

ISO (International Standardization Organization) defines three categories of environmental labels: labels accredited by each country's third-party organization (Type I); labels self-declared by the business entity as environmentally-conscious (Type II); and labels displaying quantitative environmental impact data (Type III). We introduced an original design for our Type II label, carrying the phrase ‘eco ideas.’

Panasonic currently works on promoting all three types of environmental labels globally. In addition to acquiring Japanese labels, we also acquire the International Energy Star label well recognized in Europe and North America, as well as Chinese labels.

<タイプI>エコマーク, <タイプIII>エコリーフラベル, エネルギースターマーク

Panasonic Group’s Environmental Labels

Panasonic promotes environmental labels on its products to help customers easily recognize that the product meets Panasonic criteria.

Basic Criteria for Use

Products or services that are authorized to use the ‘eco ideas’ mark are those accredited as Green Products that meet our Green Product accreditation criteria.

Objective of Using Environmental Labels

The environment label indicated in product catalogues, on the product body or packaging to appeal that the product is eco-conscious.
The indication is pursuant to ISO 14021 “Environmental labels and declarations―Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling).”

[Composition]
An environmental label is composed of an environmental mark, statement of environmental claims*, and complementary description.

* Statement of environmental claims focuses on the features of the Green Product accreditation criteria (global warming prevention, chemical substances management, efficient use of resources, and other distinctive environmental performance).

【図】パナソニックグループの環境ラベル

■List of Eco Mark Products (Type I) in Japan for Fiscal 2014

Items Number of models published
TV 26
Blu-ray Disc Recorder 10
Wiring floo 3
Cooking oil cleaner 3

■List of EcoLeaf Products (Type III) in Japan for Fiscal 2014

Items Number of models published
Intercom 6
Network camera 6
Wiring floor 3
Fixed telephone 1

■List of Products Satisfying the International Energy Star Program for Fiscal 2014

Items Number of models (series) registered
Notebook PC 19 series
Fax machine 6
Scanner 2
Multi-function machine 3

■List of Products that Acquired Environmental Labels in China (as March 31, 2014)

Item Energy conservation Water conservation China Environmental Labeling China Ecolabeling
Type1 Type2
Plasma TV 11 - 3 3 -
LCD TV 5 - 11 11 -
LCD projector 12 - - - 6
Washing machine 64 - 3 3 -
Air conditioner 55 - - 24 -
Refrigerator 57 - - - 32
Multi-function machine 9 - - - -
Lamp 2 - - - -
Microwave - - 4 - -
Air cleaner - - - 1 1
Vacuum cleaner - - - 1 -
Warm water flushing toilet seat - - - 1 -
Welding machine 19 - - - -
Nickel-metal hydride battery and lithium battery - - - - 7

中国環境ラベル 省エネルギー認証ラベル, 節水認証ラベル,  十環ラベルタイプII, 環保ラベル

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