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Reducing the Environmental Impact of Procurement

Sony believes that reducing environmental impact throughout the life cycle of its products is a commitment that must extend to the procurement of materials and parts. To date, Sony and its suppliers have cooperated closely in the management of chemical substances. Efforts have now been expanded to include measures to save energy and resources. Sony will continue working closely with its suppliers as it strives to achieve its goal of a zero environmental footprint.

Mid-Term Targets for Procurement

(Updated on August 22, 2014)

The table below outlines the targets for procurement set forth in Green Management 2015. Sony has also begun to investigate greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, and volume of waste generation by suppliers to better grasp suppliers' efforts to achieve reductions in those areas.
Mid-Term Targets for Procurement
Climate Change
●Establish a mechanism for determining suppliers' greenhouse gas emissions
●Contribute to the development of a common industrywide reporting format
Resources Promote procurement practices that help
•reduce utilization ratio of virgin oil-based plastics in products by 5% from the fiscal year 2008 level
Chemical Substances Promote procurement practices that help
•Reduce utilization ratio of virgin oil-based plastics in products: -5% (compared with FY2008)
•Reduce mass of products: -10% (compared with FY2008)
•Reduce incoming parts packaging waste by -16% (compared with FY2008).
Biodiversity Conduct biodiversity assessments at resource extraction and harvesting sites

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Environment-related Substances to be Controlled ( 'Controlled Substances' ): Among the substances contained in parts and devices, Environment-related Substances to be Controlled ( 'Controlled Substances' ) are those which, according to Sony's judgment, have significant environmental impact on both humans and the global environment.





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