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Updated on September 7, 2016

CSR Organizational Structure

CSR Organizational Structure

Sony has established an internal organizational structure for CSR implementation, led by an organization based at Sony Corporation headquarters and overseen by the executive officer in charge of CSR. The organization plans and sets objectives for CSR-related initiatives, makes these initiatives known throughout the Sony Group, and provides relevant information to the public.

The department also discloses CSR-related information to the public, promotes dialogue with stakeholders, reports on various external inputs to the CSR officer, and works to ensure that these external inputs reach pertinent managers and relevant departments at headquarters (including those in charge of legal affairs and compliance, the environment, product quality, procurement, human resources, and marketing) and are incorporated into management's actions. The relevant departments then implement CSR activities throughout the Group by ensuring policies and initiatives thus incorporated are conveyed to Group companies.
  • CSR Organizational Structure

Raising Awareness

Recognizing the importance of raising employee awareness with regard to the effective promotion of CSR, Sony offers a variety of educational programs based on a three-level approach, whereby employees are encouraged first to learn about CSR, second to participate in CSR activities and third to incorporate CSR into their day-to-day work.
  • Employee Participation in CSR Activities
e-learning
CSR training for new employees and managers focuses on instilling know-how and introducing Sony's CSR program.
  • CSR Update
CSR Update (Newsletter)
Sony publishes CSR Update, a monthly newsletter for Sony Group employees detailing Sony's principal CSR initiatives and reporting on related awards received from third parties and CSR trends.
CSR Forum
Held after hours and completely voluntary, the CSR Forum provides Sony employees in Japan with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of CSR. This event features lectures by invited experts, film screenings and other activities, and addresses a variety of themes, including emergency relief, the environment, human rights, poverty, international understanding, employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, work-life balance and diversity, base-of-the-pyramid (BOP) businesses and social innovation. Employees of Sony Group companies were able to view the proceedings via streamed video or other media, substantially boosting participation in the event.
Employee Participation
Sony believes that employee participation is crucial to ensuring its community engagement activities are truly meaningful. Accordingly, Sony encourages employees to be aware of social issues, strive constantly to deepen their understanding and then participate in fundraising initiatives, community projects and/or other activities. Sony also encourages employees to act as instructors for workshops organized for children and students and in other capacities that capitalize on their specialized skills.

Volunteer systems for employees
  • Leave for volunteer purposes
  • "SOMEONE NEEDS YOU" (employee volunteer program)

Volunteer initiatives

Fundraising and donation programs

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