|Step 1: Identify and classify global CSR issues|
|Using both internally and externally sourced information, Sony compiled a list of all identified topics it could conceive of as potential items of relevance, categorized related items into groups, and then narrowed the list down to about 40 final items. To identify global CSR issues, Sony referred to relevant sources such as the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines issued by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.
See "Contributing to Sustainable Development Goals" for information about Sony's contribution to the goals.
|Step 2: Assess the topics from the perspective of Sony and its stakeholders|
The global CSR issues identified and classified in the Step 1 were assessed from Sony's perspective by taking into account the following viewpoints:
The same issues were assessed from the perspective of stakeholders by taking into account the following viewpoints:
In addition, Sony also considered issues and concerns expressed by stakeholders during the course of its business activities.
Stakeholder Engagement and Partnership
|Step 3: Finalize relevant topics as CSR material aspects|
|A presentation of the results of the Step 2 assessment was created, and then reviewed by relevant departments and approved by management. Topics deemed particularly important were finally specified as CSR material aspects.|