In January 2019, Panasonic Energy Belgium N.V. (PECBE) became Panasonic’s first Zero-CO2 battery factory in the world. The achievement was realized by installing renewable energy power-generation systems, procuring renewable electricity, and utilizing carbon credits to offset CO2 emissions from fossil fuels.
A factory with virtually zero CO2 emissions by promoting energy conservation, introducing renewable energy, and utilizing carbon credits, etc.
In aiming for the factory to be more eco-conscious, PECBE is also promoting a variety of activities such as the use of LED lighting; the adoption of an electric car as a company vehicle; and the use of waste wood for the walls of the cafeteria space in the factory.
Panasonic Environment Vision 2050 was formulated in June 2017. It represents the long-term vision for environmental management, articulates goals toward 2050, and encourages related activities. As part of this, in the context of realizing a sustainable society, Panasonic is working towards making all of our global factories Zero-CO2 Factories.
By defining the Panasonic Energy Belgium N.V. factory as proof of success, Panasonic actively directs effort toward other factories globally in achieving our vision of carbon-neutral manufacturing processes and a sustainable society, the aim of Panasonic Environment Vision 2050.
* Factory that substantially reduced CO₂ emissions by promoting energy conservation,
introducing renewable energy, purchasing credits, etc.
Following in the footsteps of Panasonic founder and visionary Konosuke Matsushita, Marc DaBaere firmly believes responsible action today becomes a vital investment in tomorrow. He sees further energy savings in production processes and products as the next step towards a sustainable future.
Energy Manager Patrick Neuteleers offers detail on how energy-saving measures such as the LED program and installation of motion sensors saved a total of approximately 600 tons of carbon dioxide from entering earth’s atmosphere, with more good news to come.