(Updated on August 24, 2012)
Sony uses an intranet-based data collection system to monitor and manage the progress of the environmental impact of all sites in the Sony Group. This system permits headquarters to collect data monthly from sites around the world.
Persons in charge at each site use the data collection system to input data concerning energy, water, waste, chemical substances and environmental costs, which is then checked by supervisors. Regional data administrators for Japan, North America, Latin America, Europe, Pan Asia and East Asia also check the data. To ensure efficient collection and tabulation, in addition to checks at several points during the process, data checks are executed by the system at data input, thereby reducing the possibility of errors.