Headquarters in Japan
The Panasonic brand is owned by Panasonic Corp., which was known as Matsushita Electric Industrial until October 2008.
Negative effects of lithium mining on indigenous communities in Chile & Argentina exposed by Washington Post investigation; includes company statements
Author: Todd C. Frankel & Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post
“Tossed aside in the ‘white gold’ rush: Indigenous people are left poor as tech world takes lithium from under their feet”, 19 December 2016...
- Related stories: Tracking human rights violations & environmental impacts in lithium batteries supply chains in China, DRC & So. America
- Related companies: Amazon.com Apple FMC General Motors LG Chem LG Electronics (part of LG Corp.) Panasonic Samsung Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) Tesla Motors Toyota
Tracking human rights violations & environmental impacts in lithium batteries supply chains in China, DRC & So. America
This series of stories in the Washington Post found that the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries - the power source for smartphones, laptops and electric cars - is linked to human rights abuses and environmental pollution in cobalt mines in Congo,...
Author: Peter Bengtsen, Le Monde diplomatique
“Football giants don’t check on sponsors - Where the money comes from”, July 2015...
Panasonic confirmed to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre their participation in the Israeli mission, but declined to comment further.
- Related stories: Japan: Companies at risk of being complicit with Israeli settlements
- This is a non response from the following companies: Panasonic
Malaysia: Panasonic & Samsung face allegations that workers in their supply chains are being cheated, exploited & underpaid; companies launch investigations
Author: Pete Pattisson, Guardian (UK)
"Samsung and Panasonic accused over supply chain labour abuses in Malaysia"...
Author: Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post
….The companies making [lithium-ion batteries] promote the bright futuristic possibilities of the “clean” technology. But virtually all such batteries use graphite, and its cheap production in China, often under lax environmental controls, produces...