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Management Message

Sony is a company that inspires and fulfills the curiousity of people from around the world, using our unlimited passion for technology, services and content to deliver groundbreaking new excitement and entertainment...more

CSR at Sony

Sony's corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities reflect its philosophy of implementing sound business practices; innovating to realize products, services and content that inspire and excite; assisting the communities...more

Annual Report 2013 Business and CSR review

Regarding the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission offset in FY2012 through the use of renewable electricity certificates and other initiatives (line 25 on page 50).
Sony’s GHG emission offset figure was updated to 67,000 tons by adding 2,000 tons of emission reduction associated with on-site renewable power generation (using solar panel systems, etc.) to 65,000 tons calculated on the basis of offset through the use of renewable electricity certificates and other initiatives. (Update as of September 2, 2013).

About CSR Reporting

Sony first issued its environmental report in 1994, then enhanced the information related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and changed the name of report to “CSR report” in 2003.
Based on the background of growing interest among stakeholders in more integrated disclosure of CSR activities in conjunction with financial reporting, Sony has renewed its Annual Report (one report) incorporating the information previously include in its Annual and CSR reports since 2012. The CSR Highlights of new Annual report reviews key CSR topics which are related directly to Sony’s business activities and those our stakeholders are interested in.

You also find more detail of Sony’s CSR activities on this website.

Reporting Scope and Composition

  • This website summarizes the CSR activities of the Sony Group worldwide during fiscal year 2012 (which began on April 1, 2012 and Ended on March 31, 2013). It also includes reporting on some material activities, such as major organizational changes, up to the end of July, 2013. In this website, the Sony Group refers to Sony Corporation -- the parent company that operates in Japan -- and all consolidated subsidiaries in which Sony Corporation holds a capital stake of more than 50%. "Sony" and " the Company" refer to the Sony Group.
  • Sony discloses its operating and financial results in the "Investor Relations" website and information on our CSR activities in the CSR website.
  • Guidelines referenced in the preparation of this report are as follows: G3.1 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, published by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in March, 2011 and Environmental Reporting Guidelines (Fiscal year 2007 version), published by Japan's Ministry of the Environment. For comparative tables that are covered in G3.1 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, please see below.
  • Materiality for defining contents has been identified by two axes (materiality matrix), 1. impact to company's business performance, and 2. influence of stakeholder assessments. Each risk/opportunity is plotted against the two axes and the righter and higher the axes, the higher on the priority list.

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