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About Panasonic

Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

Through financial resources, matching programs, employee donations, employee volunteers and other resources, Panasonic makes great efforts to aid recovery efforts in communities devastated by natural and other disasters. Details of our recent support are as follows:

Past Support

Panasonic has provided support in response to the following major disasters:

Brazil

Brazil

Panasonic do Brasil Limitada donated 480 lanterns, 1.152 batteries, and BRL12.271,75 collected through an internal campaign to the Brazilian Red Cross to help the victims of widespread destruction caused by heavy rains in the state of Santa Catarina in November 2008.

Disaster Date Support Details
Guangdong Floods (China) June 2005 Cash donations: 14,495 yuan
Nias Island Earthquake (Indonesia) March 2005 Product donations: 2,016 flashlights with batteries and 500 radios with batteries totaling 54 million rupiahs
Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami (Southeast Asia) December 2004 Cash donations: 42.1 million yen (US$405,000)
Product donations: 210,000 batteries, 26,500 flashlights, as well as 10,000 emergency food packages worth 17.1 million yen (US$164,000)
Employee donations: US$450,000
Other donations: drinking water
Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake (Japan) November 2004 Cash donations : 33 million yen
Employee donations: radios
REINA (Real, Infanta and General Nakar) Area Floods (Philippines) November 2004 Cash donations: 1 million Philippine pesos
Product donations: flashlights
Employee donations: food and clothing
Iran Earthquake December 2003 Product donations: 9,000 flashlights and 120,000 batteries totaling US$47,000
SARS Prevention (China, Northeast Asia) May 2003 Cash and Product donations: 69.4 million yen
Terrorist Attacks on US September 2001 Cash donations: US$2.37 million
Product donations: helmets, flashlights, batteries, Toughbook PCs and vacuum cleaners totaling US$100,000
Employee donations: clothes, towels and other hygiene items
West India Earthquake January 2001 Cash donations: 400,000 yen
Labor union and employee donations: 14.8 million yen
Hokkaido Usuzan Volcano Eruption (Japan) March 2000 Product donations: disaster prevention communications systems totaling 37 million yen, flashlights and washing machines
Venezuela Floods December 1999 Cash donations: 6 million yen
Product donations: 9,000 flashlights and 18,000 batteries totaling US$10,000
Taiwan Earthquake September 1999 Cash, product, labor union and other donations totaling 71 million yen
Employee donations: 26 million yen
Hanshin Awaji Earthquake (Japan) January 1995 Cash donations: 347 million yen
Southern China Floods May-June 1994 Cash donations: 10 million yen
Los Angeles Earthquake January 1994 Cash and Product donations: US$250,000
San Francisco Earthquake October 1989 Cash donations: US$1 million
Production donations: flashlights and batteries

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