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Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2020

Modern slavery can occur in various forms including servitude, forced, compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which include the deprivation of a person’s (an adult or child’s) liberty by another (collectively “modern slavery”). The following sets out the procedures Panasonic has put in place that aim to prevent modern slavery from occurring within our business or supply chain.

Panasonic is committed to a work environment that is free from modern slavery, in accordance with the laws and regulations of the respective countries in which we operate.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. We are committed to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains. We will not knowingly use modern slavery in any of our products and/or services supplied. Additionally, we use guidelines and Standard Purchase Agreements with suppliers to require that they not utilise slave labour.

Panasonic Energy Europe NV is committed to make efforts to confront Modern Slavery at its sites and along its entire supply chain, in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Panasonic Energy Europe NV published its first Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement in 2016. This fifth statement demonstrates its concern and continuous intentions to encourage the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As an international company we understand our responsibility in supporting goal 8 ‘Decent work and economic growth’ and especially target 8.7, which states:

Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.

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This statement has been approved by:

Jörg Toboll

Managing Director

Panasonic Energy Europe NV.

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