Sony is promoting efforts to manage chemical substances in its Xperia™ Smartphones and tablets. Sony Mobile Communications AB (SOMC) was the first to seek the phase out of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from its mobile phones and in 2002 became one of the first companies in the industry to offer BFR-free mobile phones, meaning BFRs were not used in circuit boards, cables or casings. Consistent efforts since then have enabled SOMC to completely eliminate BFRs and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from all of its products (excluding accessories). SOMC has also succeeded in eliminating phthalic esters, namely, Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), Di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP), Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) and Di-isonoyl phthalate (DINP), from all Xperia™ Smartphones and Tablets. Going forward, SOMC will also continue phasing out organic bromine and chlorine compounds from Xperia™ Smartphones, Tablets and accessories.