Since the 1990s, the Sony Group has focused on a variety of environmental activities. These include developing environmentally conscious products, reducing the environmental impact of its sites and promoting product recycling. Since 1998, Sony has formulated uniform environmental mid-term targets that encompass its operations around the world, in line with which it has promoted a broad range of environmental initiatives. In 2010, Sony devised a new Sony Group Environmental Vision, the goal of which is a zero environmental footprint, and Green Management 2015, a set of new mid-term targets designed to facilitate the achievement of that goal by serving as a yardstick for the environmental activities of Sony Group companies and divisions worldwide until fiscal year 2015. Green Management 2015 went into effect in fiscal year 2011. Sony will periodically disclose the progress of these activities.