Matching gift programs, fundraising initiatives
(Updated on August 12, 2013)
Many Sony Group companies have "matching gift programs," whereby Sony matches charitable donations made by employees up to established limits to encourage employees' fundraising efforts.
Organizations recognized by Sony Group companies in Japan as being valid donation recipients include legal entities for social interest authorized by Japan's Ministry of Finance, foundations, aggregate corporations, authorized NGOs and social welfare corporations.
In addition to the matching gift programs, Sony has implemented several methods for donation to make it easier for employees to participate in efforts to raise funds for emergency humanitarian assistance. Donation by bank transfer became available with the cooperation of Sony Group financial services company, Sony Bank Inc. Also, donation by a prepaid electronic money service incorporating FeliCa™ is also possible.