(Updated on August 24, 2012)
Sony reduces the power consumption of individual products by setting specific annual targets for each product category. Regulations governing the energy efficiency of products are being enforced in countries all over the world. For example, from 2010, the subsequent enforcement of various product categories began in the European Union through the Energy-related Products Directive (ErP), legislation which, in addition to electrical products, covers windows, insulation materials and other energy-related products, demanding compliance with environmental legislation across a broad range of products. Electrical products, in particular, must comply with strict energy-reduction standards. Sony products comply with energy efficiency regulations in every country where they are enforced. In countries where no regulations exist, Sony has established product-specific energy reduction targets and is active in achieving these targets.