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Environment

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 our products and business activities. By capitalizing on our superior technologies and our ability to innovate, we strive not only to reduce the environmental impact of our business activities, but also to deliver environmentally conscious products and services that enrich our customers' lives.

Sony's Environmental Plan

To ensure full awareness of the principles, mid- and long-term targets and compliance with internal rules of the Sony Group, we have established and continue to improve a unified global environmental management system.



Sony's four environmental perspectives

Climate Change

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


Resource Conservation

In order to utilize limited resources, Sony promotes product designs that conserve materials by measures such as resources recycling and use of recycled materials.



Chemical Substances

Sony manages the chemicals we use in products and at sites in a reliable manner which is based on 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 its sites to their natural state.



Six stages of product life cycle

Environmental Technologies

Taking the opportunities of minimizing environmental impact; an introduction to Sony's Technology.


Products and Services

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


Procurement

To reduce environmental impact through product life cycles, Sony collaborates with its suppliers in the management of chemical substances and energy efficiency.



Sites

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


Logistics

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

At Sony, we strongly believe in the importance of informing stakeholders, including customers, about our 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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