January 2023 TOP 5 Engagement

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January 2023 TOP 5 Engagement

Learn more about ours with our Top 5 posts from January!
If you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to watch a bit of our press conference at CES 2023. Panasonic CEO Yuki Kusumi also took some time to give his annual New Year message to employees across the globe about what he hopes to see at Panasonic this year. 
We also have some amazing news from Panasonic employees.
We’re working on an upcycling project for artificial marble cutoffs, led by Tooru Wada. Malaysian employee Hew Zhi Xin shared her reflections about working at Panasonic in Japan.
And finally, an SDGs-related plan is underway by Panasonic employee Ron Whiteford to use natural protein extracted from insect meal for pet food and animal feed, within a special project we have that supports budding entrepreneurs right inside the company.

No. 1

CES 2023 Recap

– Posted on January 26, 2023

Panasonic 2023 CES Press Conference

Have you missed watching #Panasonic’s stories shared at our press conference at CES2023?
The following five short video clips are now available online to keep you updated with our latest news and stories on sustainability, EV batteries, mobility, LUMIX, etc.
- Nathan Chen and Team Panasonic’s Vision for Sustainability
- Unpacking Panasonic’s Commitment to Sustainability
- Panasonic EV Batteries Unlocking the Electric Revolution
- Tapping New Potential to Transform the Future of Mobility
- Panasonic Promoting Circularity in Consumer Electronics
Watch now to keep updated with our latest stories, please click the following.

Source: https://news.panasonic.com/global/presskits/ces2023#live

No. 2

Ecosystem Development Project Turns Manufacturing Waste into New Products

– Posted on January 27, 2023

As part of its long-term environmental vision Panasonic GREEN IMPACT, Panasonic Group is promoting an initiative to upcycle factory offcuts into innovative new products to reduce emissions and promote efficient use of resources.

The initiative is focused on artificial marble offcuts produced during the manufacture of kitchen countertops. Because the material is highly durable, secondary processing of the offcuts to make them into other shapes is not practical. The team’s solution was to develop a database platform where data about the shape of the offcuts could be stored and then accessed by creators who would then use the offcuts “as is.” 

After a successful exhibition of the initiative, Panasonic has collaborated with various parties and even created its own product prototype using the offcuts with a view to potential commercialization. Project lead Tooru Wada wants to refine this ecosystem until it can be applied sustainably throughout society: “All products have a lifespan. I want to create an ecosystem where products at the end of their lifespan can be upcycled.”

Read more about this initiative and find out more about other Panasonic sustainability efforts, please click the following.

Source: https://news.panasonic.com/global/stories/13747

No. 3

Group CEO New Year Message to Employees

– Posted on January 5, 2023

Photo: Panasonic Group CEO Yuki Kusumi

On the occasion of his annual New Year message to employees around the globe, Panasonic Group CEO Yuki Kusumi celebrated the progress made over the past year while encouraging his colleagues to remain committed to challenging themselves—and the organization—to reach new heights in 2023. Kusumi reiterates his strong desire not just to complete the two-year initiative to strengthen Panasonic’s competitiveness, but to do so while gaining an edge over the competition.

“Reflecting on the past is important, but if we are always looking back, then we won’t be able to move forward. Ultimately, the only thing we can change is the future. To get even one step closer to our ambitious vision for Panasonic, we should focus on the road ahead and approach the improvements that need to be made with a sense of urgency. The start of 2023 is as good a time as any to change our approach—so let us resolve to do so.”

Read the full message, please check the following.

Source: https://news.panasonic.com/global/stories/13704

No. 4

Panasonic – a Global Japanese Company Where Diverse Talent Thrives

– Posted on January 30, 2023

Photo: Hew Zhi Xin

Panasonic is a global Japanese company that actively welcomes employees from diverse backgrounds and outlooks.

Malaysian Hew Zhi Xin, who fulfills a key product planning and development role in Panasonic Housing Solution’s Osaka headquarters, reflects on her working life at Panasonic.

Read more, please check the following.

Source: https://news.panasonic.com/global/stories/13760

No. 5

Panasonic Employee Creates a Sustainable Protein Option via the Game Changer Catapult Program

– Posted on January 26, 2023

Game Changer Catapult participant Ron Whiteford has a promising new business idea designed to meet the UN’s SDGs for sustainable agriculture while ensuring a stable supply of natural protein extracted from insect meal for pet food and animal feed.  

The Panasonic employee is developing his plan within a special program that supports budding entrepreneurs right inside the company and has put in the time doing hands-on insect cultivation. 
“I have literally raised millions of bugs over roughly 50 generations,” he says. Find out how Ron wants to satisfy pet lovers and save the planet at the same time. 

Learn more, please check the following.

Source: https://news.panasonic.com/global/stories/13746

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