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Sony recognizes the importance of preserving the natural environment that sustains all life on the earth for future generations and thereby ensuring that all humanity can attain a healthy and enriched life. To this end, Sony strives to achieve a zero environmental footprint throughout the lifecycle of its products and business activities. By capitalizing on its superior technologies and ability to innovate, Sony strives not only to reduce the environmental impact of its business activities, but also to deliver environmentally conscious products and services that enrich customers' lives.
Sony's Environmental Plan "Road to Zero"

Sony has established and continues to improve a unified global environmental management system, aiming to ensure full awareness of its principles and its mid- and long-term targets as well as compliance with the internal rules of the Sony Group.

Message from the CEO
Sony's Global Environmental Plan
Green Management 2020
Sony and the Environment
Environmental Data

Sony's four environmental perspectives

Climate Change

While climate change poses a significant threat both to corporate activities and to society in general, it also affords Sony an opportunity to become part of the solution.

Resource Conservation

Sony promotes product designs that conserve materials by measures such as resources recycling and use of recycled materials, seeking to make the most of the earth's limited resources.

Chemical Substances

Sony manages the chemicals it uses in products and at sites in a reliable manner, based on a precautionary approach.

Biodiversity Conservation

Sony is taking steps to protect biodiversity at its sites through site greening activities and initiatives aimed at helping to restore areas outside of its sites to their natural state.

Six stages of product life cycle

Environmental Technologies

Sony technologies pursue opportunities to minimize environmental impact.

Products and Services

Sony works to create environmentally responsible products to help reduce the use of energy, resources and chemical substances.


Sony collaborates with its suppliers in the management of chemical substances and energy efficiency in order to reduce environmental impact throughout the product life cycle.


Sony conducts environmental protection activities at all of its manufacturing and nonmanufacturing sites worldwide in accordance with a unified policy.


Sony proactively reduces greenhouse gas emissions related to the transport of products and parts.

Product Recycling

Sony supports the principle of Individual Producer's Responsibility and promotes collection and recycling of end-of-life products and easy-to-recycle designs.

Environmental Communication

Sony strongly believes in the importance of informing stakeholders, including customers, about its environmental philosophy and initiatives. Furthermore, employees of each Sony Group company receive environmental training and have access to other self-development programs to help raise environmental awareness.

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