Dec 25, 2023

Editor's Picks / Feature Story


Top 10 Countdown 2023: #10 – #6

2023 was yet another year of innovation at Panasonic. The company—a longstanding pioneer—introduced a variety of new technologies across multiple fields, as well as continued to break new ground in sustainable business and manufacturing practices. Here we begin a countdown of the top 10 articles ranked by the total number of page views of each article within two weeks of its publication. The ranking includes only the feature stories, excluding press releases, blogs, or videos. Below are articles ranked #10 to #5.

  • Workweek Innovation: Panasonic’s founder, Konosuke Matsushita, pioneered a 5-day workweek in Japan in 1965 to bolster global competitiveness, emphasizing employee rejuvenation to foster higher productivity.
  • Employee Well-Being: After implementing the 5-day work week initiative, Matsushita prioritized raising wages to Western standards and skills-based job placement, and invested in health services and recreation facilities to create a positive work environment.
  • Holistic Development: Furthermore, Panasonic’s approach extended to constructing health centers, lodges, and training institutes, promoting a balanced work-life structure and recognizing employees’ skills with a new wage structure.

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  • Strategic Shift: Panasonic transitions from a two-year competitiveness focus to a growth phase, prioritizing sustainable progress and leveraging digital initiatives like Panasonic Transformation (PX).
  • Global Recognition: Participation in events like COP27 and the G7 Hiroshima Summit showcases international recognition, while strategic global collaborations demonstrate a commitment to establishing “Avoided Emissions” as a universally accepted indicator.

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  • Global Diversity Strength: Panasonic prioritizes global diversity by actively utilizing varied experiences and skills from employees worldwide, focusing on individual talent and fostering an inclusive workplace.
  • Inclusive Leadership Culture: Illustrated by Malaysian employee Hew Zhi Xin’s contributions to product development, Panasonic encourages open communication across cultures and values diverse opinions.
  • Mutual Growth Bridge: Zhi Xin’s role exemplifies collaborative exchange between Japan and overseas markets, emphasizing the reciprocal sharing of expertise and Panasonic’s aims to bridge cultures and foster mutual understanding.

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  • Comprehensive Environmental Initiative: Panasonic’s GREEN IMPACT initiative aims for a significant CO2 reduction by 2050, with the R&D Division focusing on carbon neutrality, circular economy, and venturing into “Nature Positive” solutions.
  • Sustainable Technologies: Introducing innovations like Bio CO2 Transformation, which enhances crop yields by stimulating the crop’s photosynthesis-related metabolism, and perovskite PV, which integrates efficient solar energy generation cells into architecture.
  • Circular Economy Innovations: The company introduces kinari, a plant-based plastic substitute that offers eco-friendly versatility through responsible material practices, as part of a circular economy model.

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  • Perovskite’s Versatility: Perovskite PV cells offer a more versatile and sustainable alternative to conventional silicon cells. With their thinner and more flexible designs, they can be applied to many surfaces and permit the expansion of solar power generation in ways that currently do not exist.
  • Efficiency and Innovation: Panasonic showcased 30-centimeter-square perovskite solar modules, developed jointly with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). The modules have the world’s highest-class efficiency for a perovskite module of its size, at 17.9%.
  • Building Integration and Customization: Panasonic envisions Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) where architectural glass combines with perovskite cells for energy generation, to offer a promising solution for urban and space-limited environments.

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