Industry Rank
3
Out of 31 Total Brands in the Household Appliances Industry
8
Out of 42 Total Brands in the IT/ ICT Industry
CITI Score
40.91
Total Possible Score:100

Brand CITI Score Analysis

Responsiveness and Transparency

6
Total Score:6
Respond to Enquiries and Engage with Public
Brand appoints someone to follow up on supplier(s) with environmental violation(s) (the frequency of communication with stakeholders occurs more often than quarterly) and pushes supplier(s) to issue public explanation(s). OR brand employs the automatic reporting form provided by the Blue EcoChain or equivalent system to communicate with stakeholders about suppliers’ environmental violations and the effectiveness of corrective actions.
2
Total Score:8
Promote Supply Chain Transparency
Brand updates published list of its suppliers in China at least annually; OR Brand has attempted to push its suppliers in China to use the Blue EcoChain or other automated system to track their own environmental performance and commit to provide public disclosures regarding violations in a timely manner, thereby accepting public supervision.

Compliance and Corrective Actions

6
Total Score:10
Establish Screening Mechanism
Brand employs the Blue EcoChain or other automated methods to track its suppliers’ environmental compliance AND pushes suppliers to track their own environmental compliance via Blue EcoChain or other automated methods.
6
Total Score:12
Push Suppliers to Take Corrective Actions
Brand publicly requires supplier environmental compliance in writing and commits to stakeholders that it will push suppliers to adopt corrective actions, and pushes problem suppliers to promptly issue public explanations regarding the reason for violation, corrective actions already undertaken or in progress, and current compliance status in a timely manner, and pushes suppliers with high environmental risks to verify the effectiveness of the corrective actions.

Extend Green Supply Chain Practices

2
Total Score:6
Responsible management of chemical suppliers
Brand extends its environmental management to chemical suppliers, and publicly requires environmental compliance from these suppliers.
0.75
Total Score:10
Responsible management of wastewater
Brand employs the Blue EcoChain or other automated methods to track the environmental compliance performance of suppliers’ centralized wastewater treatment facilities.
2.45
Total Score:10
Responsible management of solid waste (including hazardous waste)
Brand extends its environmental management to solid waste transportation and disposal entities, and publicly requires them for environmental compliance. Brand employs the Blue EcoChain or other automated methods to track the environmental compliance performance of suppliers’ solid waste transportation and disposal entities, and pushes suppliers to notify those with environmental violations to adopt corrective measures.
1
Total Score:4
Responsible management of logistic supplier
Brand publicly disclose green logistics targets or policies and extends its environmental management to logistics suppliers.
3
Total Score:6
Supplier selfmanagement
Brand pushes direct suppliers to screen their own suppliers’ environmental compliance through supplier trainings or other programs. Brand pushes its direct suppliers to employ the Blue EcoChain or other automated methods to track their own suppliers’ environmental compliance. Problem suppliers are pushed to take corrective actions and disclose information about their environmental violation issues

Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction

6.71
Total Score:20
Push suppliers to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint, and disclose energy and climate data
Brand begins to calculate its greenhouse gas emissions, or publicly discloses its ongoing emissions reduction targets, or begins to manage emissions from its supply chain.
4
Total Score:12
Push suppliers to reduce resource use and pollutant emissions, and disclose pollutant release and transfer data
Brand has publicly disclosed resource use and pollutant emissions reduction target(s), and has has identified priority sectors for resource use and pollutant emissions in its supply chain in China, as well as suppliers with high resource consumption and pollutant emissions. Brand has adopted written policies to push these suppliers to increase efficiency, reduce their resource consumption and pollutant emissions, and to calculate their pollutant release and transfer (PRTR) data. Brands has also required suppliers to set up and publicly disclose their own targets.

Promote Public Green Choice

1
Total Score:6
Direct the public attention to the environmental performance of Chinses suppliers
Brand discloses information in annual reports and other public documents, websites, social media platforms or other public channels about its work to promote its suppliers in China to improve their environmental performance

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  • Panasonic Improves Supply Chain Environmental Management Systems
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Communication Updates

  • required electronics material factory to issue an explanation for air emissions supervision record(s).
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Panasonic, actively communicated with environmental groups to issue an explanation for its supervision record(s) from the year(s) 2016, 2018, 2019, 2022.
    Suzhou
     Air Emissions
    ● Environmental violation issue: Industrial emissions pollution;
    ● Potential impact on: air quality, public health.
     Explanation
    ● Rectification progress: Enterprise with violations issue a public explanation;
    ● Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2022/7/27 19:23:40
  • required metal manufacturing plant to conduct an audit for its supervision record(s).
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Panasonic, actively communicated with environmental groups to implement corrective actions for its supervision record(s) from the year(s) 2019, and underwent a third-party audit to verify the effectiveness of its corrective actions.
    Foshan
     Audit
    ● Rectification progress:Enterprise with violations complete the relevant GCA third-party audits to verify the completion and effectiveness of its corrective actions;
    ●Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2022/7/18 13:01:15
  • required refrigerating equipment factory to issue an explanation for air emissions supervision record(s).
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Panasonic, actively communicated with environmental groups to issue an explanation for its supervision record(s) from the year(s) 2018, 2022.
    Beijing
     Air Emissions
    ● Environmental violation issue: Industrial emissions pollution;
    ● Potential impact on: air quality, public health.
     Explanation
    ● Rectification progress: Enterprise with violations issue a public explanation;
    ● Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2022/5/18 18:29:09
  • required electronics factory to issue an explanation for supervision record(s).
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Panasonic, actively communicated with environmental groups to issue an explanation for its supervision record(s) from the year(s) 2018.
    Qingdao
     Explanation
    ● Rectification progress: Enterprise with violations issue a public explanation;
    ● Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2022/5/13 16:35:50

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