According to a survey conducted by The Nikkei and Nikkei Research Inc. Panasonic Corp. topped the 14th eco-friendly business management ranking for the second time in a row.
They were followed by Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Toshiba Corp., Sharp Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp.
The intense involvement of the executives at Panasonic in green business strategy was one of the main contributing factors. Its board is tasked with formulating environmental strategies and chooses members to be in charge of environmental policies. The company deploys people overseeing environmental matters to each of its regional operations in order to ensure that its environmental strategy abroad is in line with the head office’s vision. Product development is becoming more environmentally friendly at Panasonic . The company is expanding its lineup of energy-saving home appliances, by putting products with top-class environmental performance on the market. The survey was conducted on 1,776 manufacturers and 2,496 non-manufacturers. The ranking of manufacturers included all sectors.