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Business in Focus – Olympic Edition for Panasonic

2nd Vote takes a 2nd Look at Worldwide Olympic sponsor Panasonic, the sole provider of audio, television, and video equipment.

Panasonic has been a worldwide sponsor of the Games since the Calgary Winter Olympics in 1988.  They are the sole provider of audio, television, and video equipment. For the 2014 Winter Games, Panasonic will provide 6,903 security cameras systems (the most in Olympic history), 4,993 TV monitors, audio systems at 16 Olympic venues and over 9 million square feet of LED large screen displays.

Panasonic is also the official supplier of “home appliances” for the Olympic venues, Villages, and Olympic Committee offices providing roughly 5,000 household appliances.

 

Panasonic’s overall score of 5.3 makes it a lean liberal/neutral company.  A breakdown of their scorecard is below (all scores are based on a 10-point scale). To learn how we score, please click here.  To view research citations, click here.

 

2nd Amendment – 6

Panasonic has remained neutral on 2nd amendment issues.

Environment – 6

Panasonic has remained neutral on environment issues.

Marriage – 6

Panasonic has remained neutral on marriage issues.

Pro-Life – 3

Panasonic supports Girls Inc., an organization that supports abortion.

CEO Activism – 

The Chairman and CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North American is Joe Taylor. According the Federal Election Commission, Joe Taylor has only contributed to $2,000 to the Electronics Association PAC.

Corporate PAC – 

Panasonic does not have a Corporate Political Action Committee.

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