Sony products consume electrical power while used by their owners, resulting in indirect emissions of CO2. Under the Green Management 2015 mid-term environmental targets, Sony worked to reduce annual energy consumption per product from product use by 30% from the fiscal 2008 level by fiscal 2015. The main effort toward this end was incorporating energy-saving features in a wide range of product categories. In fiscal 2015, the last year of Green Management 2015, Sony annual energy consumption per product was 33% lower than in fiscal 2008. Sony's total CO2 emissions over the entire life cycle of all products sold in fiscal 2015 were approximately 13.77 million tons, which was 6% lower than in fiscal 2014, mainly due to the decreased energy consumption of game consoles.*1
Under Green Management 2020, which started in April 2016, Sony is working to build even more energy-saving features into its products in order to achieve the new target for fiscal 2020 of reducing annual product energy consumption*2 by an average of 30% compared to the fiscal 2013 level.