Panasonic India commits to a sustainable environment with Harit Umang Program
Panasonic India, a leading diversified technology firm, honoured World Environment Day by completing the third successful year of its sustainability initiative, Harit Umang Program, which is aligned with this year’s United Nations theme of ‘Only One Earth.’ The initiative targets critical concerns such as e-waste and plastic management, afforestation/biodiversity conservation, and energy conservation. Mr. Anand Kumar, Additional Director, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Government of India, and Mr. Manish Sharma, CEO, Panasonic India & South Asia, honoured students from participating schools and colleges during the ceremony for their outstanding efforts in raising awareness and actively participating in the Harit Umang program.
Mr Manish Sharma, CEO of Panasonic India and South Asia, announced at the incident, “Environmental sustainability is coming to be increasingly significant for our normal habitat and future productions, necessitating combined measures and transformational efforts from all portions of society.”
By 2050, Panasonic has pledged to reducing CO2 emissions by more than 300 million tonnes, or around 1% of current total global emissions. We are proud to have planted trees in the last two years in order to achieve our goal of creating a greener, more sustainable society, and we pledge to plant another one lakh trees this year with the goal of having a good green influence on society.”
“Congratulations to all of our youthful Green Warriors and partaking schools for their excellent actions to put forward neighbourhood comprehension about the implication of building a strong ecosystem for a nicer future.”
Harit Umang Program
Panasonic India conducted tree plantation drives at Power Grids across the state of Haryana to address urban pollution as part of the Harit Umang – Joy of Green programme, and has planted one lakh trees in the past year, as well as setting up e-waste collection hubs at schools and RWAs, as part of its commitment to driving a sustainable community. Panasonic India used the campaign to reach out to 500 schools in order to raise student awareness and encourage them to adopt green practises.
“With the start of the Harit Umang Program in 2019, we implanted the idea of a clean and sustainable future,” Ms. Ritu Ghosh, Head Of Corporate Affairs & CSR, Panasonic India, said. Since then, we’ve reached out to over 500 schools each year, and we’ve recruited over 300 children to serve as green ambassadors, assisting us on our shared journey toward a progressive and green future. Through our activities, we are not only raising awareness, but also encouraging individuals to take proactive steps to become change agents and contribute to the realisation of sustainable future aspirations.