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Indonesia: Announces 'eco ideas' Factory and environmental education activity

Indonesia_01.jpgPT. Panasonic Lighting Indonesia (PLI) announced the launch of the Light Capsule Eco bulb-shaped fluorescent lamps (Global Palook Ball) for the high-volume segments, and its 'eco ideas' Factory.

PLI has been actively engaged in environmental activities, including the manufacturing of energy-saving lamps, reducing the levels of CO2 emitted by the manufacturing process, and recycling glass. The company has held environmental education activities (commonly called eco KIDeas) for students at local schools by utilizing the Panasonic Global Eco Learning Program (PGELP) developed by the Corporate Citizenship Group. PLI will continue their environmental education activities at local schools, as well as other local community-based activities.

Indonesia_02.jpgInvited guests at the ceremony included Mr. Gusti Muhammad Hatta, State Minister for the Environment, and the other Governor of City. About 344 people attended the ceremony, including representatives from our major dealers, as well as the local newspapers and other media. From Panasonic, President Yoshio Ito of Lighting Company, PT. Panasonic Gobel Indonesia (PGI) President Commissioner Rachmat Gobel, PGI President Ichiro Suganuma, PLI President Shigekazu Nakagawa and Corporate Citizenship Group GM Michiko Ogawa attended the ceremony.

Indonesia_03.jpgPrior to the ceremony on September 29, the first "eco KIDeas" took place, as the first to be held overseas. A total of 55 students from the elementary schools and Japanese school in Surabaja attended. They participated in the PGELP's environmental classes on global warming, factory tour, and hand-made lamp workshop.