|Panasonic Vietnam was honoured with National Environment Award 2017 on Sunday. — Photo courtesy of Panasonic|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Panasonic Vietnam was honoured with National Environment Award 2017 by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) for its contribution towards environmental protection in Việt Nam on Sunday.
In more than 10 years of operations in Việt Nam, this is the second time that Panasonic’s practical contributions towards environmental education of the young, environmental protection in the community and production of eco-friendly products have been recognised by the country.
Since 2011, Panasonic Vietnam has been conducting a series of eco-learning programmes for around 13,000 students, in the co-operation with the MONRE, UNESCO, WWF and hundreds of schools across the nation.
Through its annual tree-planting programme “For a Green Vietnam”, organised together with local communities, Panasonic employees have planted around 70,000 trees across four provinces.
Masahiro Yamamoto, director of corporate planning and brand promotion, Panasonic Vietnam, said “Since starting business in Việt Nam, Panasonic has focused on environmental protection and sustainable green development. We have constantly improved our technology to make efficient use of materials, save energy and create eco-friendly products.”
Panasonic employees are trained to become “active nucleus” in environmental education and communication activities in the community through the company’s Eco Relay, Eco Learning and Earth Hour programmes, Yamamoto said.
The award is presented every two years to encourage environment protection movements and sustainable economic and social development, and to honour those who are achieving these goals. Panasonic Vietnam is one of the two foreign investment companies that has received the award this year. — VNS