Headquarters in Japan
The Panasonic brand is owned by Panasonic Corp., which was known as Matsushita Electric Industrial until October 2008.
Author: Raise Hope for Congo - A Campaign of Enough Project
The conflict in eastern Congo...is fueled in significant part by a multi-million dollar trade in minerals. Armed groups generate an estimated $144 million each year by trading four main minerals: the ores that produce the metals tin, tantalum,...
Author: Electronics TakeBack Coalition
B: Sony (B-)... C: Samsung, LG, Wal-Mart... D: Panasonic, Sharp, Toshiba, Best Buy... F: Funai, Hitachi, JVC, Mitsubishi, Philips, Thomson, Vizio, Target, Sanyo
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- Related companies: Best Buy Funai Hitachi JVC LG Electronics (part of LG Corp.) Mitsubishi Electric (part of Mitsubishi Group) Mitsubishi Group Panasonic Royal Philips Electronics Samsung Sanyo (part of Panasonic) Sharp Sony Target Thomson SA Toshiba Vizio Walmart
Author: Francis Xah & Fabian Reinbold, Ghanaian Times
The government has been asked to strengthen environmental legislation to prohibit the dumping of hazardous materials, such as electronic waste, in the country. Additionally, the international community must be made to enforce regulations that...
Author: Sophie Richardson, Asia advocacy director, Human Rights Watch, in Huffington Post
[T]he main Olympic sponsors and suppliers all…profess great interest in corporate social responsibility and human rights. But without exception, they are all putting their considerable public relations and lobbying muscle towards ducking any social...
With expanded and tougher criteria on toxic chemicals, electronic waste and new criteria on climate change only Sony and Sony Ericsson score more than 5/10 in our latest Guide to Greener Electronics. Nintendo and Microsoft remain rooted to the bottom...
L’objectif de ce guide est d’offrir un outil aux gens pour éclairer leurs choix de consommation mais aussi de faire émerger une demande forte de produits électroniques économes en énergie, exempts de substances dangereuses, qui pourront ensuite être...
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- Related companies: Acer Apple Dell Ericsson Fujitsu Fujitsu Siemens (part of Fujitsu) Fujitsu Technology Solutions (part of Fujitsu) HP (Hewlett-Packard) Lenovo LG Electronics (part of LG Corp.) Matsushita (now Panasonic) Microsoft Motorola Nintendo Nokia Panasonic Royal Philips Electronics Samsung Sharp Siemens Sony Sony Ericsson (joint venture Sony & Ericsson) Toshiba
Author: report by Dream for Darfur; additional materials compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
In April 2008, Dream for Darfur issued a..."report card" grading 19 Olympic corporate sponsors on the steps they had taken "to help bring security to war-torn Darfur", including asking companies "to call for indicted Sudanese war criminals to be...
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- Related companies: adidas Anheuser-Busch (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) Atos (formerly Atos Origin) BHP Billiton Coca-Cola Eastman Kodak General Electric John Hancock Financial Services (part of Manulife Financial) Johnson & Johnson Lenovo Manulife Financial Matsushita (now Panasonic) McDonald's Microsoft Omega Watches (part of Swatch) Panasonic Samsung Staples Swatch UPS Visa International Volkswagen
China: Olympic Flame Turns Up Heat on Sponsors - Corporate Social Responsibility Rhetoric Does Not Match Reality
Author: Human Rights Watch
With fewer than four months remaining until the start of the Beijing Games, corporate sponsors of the Olympics risk lasting damage to their brands if they do not live up to their professed standards of corporate social responsibility by speaking out...
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- Related companies: Atos (formerly Atos Origin) Coca-Cola Eastman Kodak General Electric John Hancock Financial Services (part of Manulife Financial) Johnson & Johnson Lenovo Manulife Financial Matsushita (now Panasonic) McDonald's Microsoft NBC (joint venture General Electric & Vivendi) Omega Watches (part of Swatch) Panasonic Samsung Swatch Visa International Vivendi