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The Panasonic brand is owned by Panasonic Corp., which was known as Matsushita Electric Industrial until October 2008.


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3 December 2016

Panasonic did not respond regarding Palestine Forum Japan's concerns

Author: Panasonic

Panasonic confirmed to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre their participation in the Israeli mission, but declined to comment further.

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21 November 2016

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"...

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1 October 2016

In your phone, In their Air

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...

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27 August 2016
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Company response
23 August 2016

Panasonic Response

Author: Panasonic

Panasonic strongly supports the Olympic and Paralympic Movement ideal of promoting a peaceful society and the preservation of human dignity through sports. In our business activities, we aim to treat all our stakeholders with the maximum degree of...

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17 August 2016

Brazil: Concerns around restrictions on freedom of expression during the Olympics, sponsors comment


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3 August 2016

US Council for Intl. Business whitepaper explains corporate human rights due diligence

Author: Dr. Ariel Meyerstein, United States Council for International Business, in ethiXbase

“Whitepaper: Responsible Business Conduct: Understanding Human Rights Due Diligence”, July 2016...

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8 March 2016

Japan: Panasonic to recognize same-sex partnerships

The Japanese company Panasonic has announced that it will recognize same-sex partnerships as marriages for the purposes of company benefits. [English summary of Japanese article, produced by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 

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10 November 2015

Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) ranks 100 brands on environmental supply chain performance in China

On October 22, 2015, the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) released its ranking of 100 brands on their environmental supply chain performance in China. 

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7 August 2015

UN increases partnerships with companies to fund development & climate change programmes

Author: Inter Press Service

"UN taps private sector to fund development, advocate social causes", 6 Aug 2015...

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