Raising the Environmental Awareness of Employees
(Updated on August 24, 2012)
To raise the environmental awareness of employees, Sony distributes Eco Press, an in-house environmental magazine, to Sony Group employees worldwide. Sony also shares information on environmental issues with employees of the global Sony Group via dedicated in-house environmental websites. Environmental education via e-learning is mandatory for all Group employees in Japan. In fiscal year 2011, more than 90% of Sony Corporation employees participated in e-learning programs. Sony Group companies overseas have also introduced environment-related e-learning programs.
Sony stages exhibitions and events introducing Group environmental initiatives for employees at Group sites across Japan. Sony Corporation holds a regular Environmental Management Meeting, which is attended by top management, including Sony's president, and enables Sony executives to share information about environmental issues of importance to the entire Sony Group. Additionally, Sony holds an annual environmental symposium to ensure common understanding of the challenges faced by the Group. In fiscal year 2011, the symposium included a heated debate about energy in the future. Sony also organizes environmental symposia overseas.