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Sony's corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities reflect our ongoing commitment to innovation and sound business practices and to creating products, services and content that excite and inspire audiences worldwide.More

CSR at Sony

Sony recently conducted a CSR materiality assessment with the aim of validating its CSR agenda by incorporating the perspectives of stakeholders and to identify emerging CSR topics...More

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. In 2012 and 2013, Sony issued its Annual Report which included its financial and CSR information.
In order to update disclosure information rapidly against the changes of Sony's business area and its circumstances, Sony is disclosing its CSR activities mainly on this website from 2014.
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 2013 (which began on April 1, 2013 and Ended on March 31, 2014). It also includes reporting on some material activities, such as major organizational changes, up to the end of July, 2014. 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.
  • This report contains Standard Disclosures from the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and Environmental Reporting Guidelines (Fiscal year 2007 version), published by Japan's Ministry of the Environment. For comparative tables that are covered in GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, please see below.
  • Materiality for defining contents has been identified by two axes (materiality matrix):
    Sony views CSR materiality assessment as a process for understanding issues of importance to multi-stakeholders as well as business and validating its CSR agenda which will help us prioritize our CSR initiatives.
  • About the environmental data, please also find a third-party verification report below.



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