Achieving an absolute reduction in waste at sites of 58% from the fiscal year 2000 level
(Updated on August 24, 2012)
Sony is implementing a variety of measures to reduce waste and use materials more effectively in line with its targets to achieve an absolute reduction in waste at Sony sites of 50% or more from the fiscal year 2000 level and achieve a recycle rate of 99% or higher for global sites by fiscal year 2015.
In fiscal year 2011,waste at Sony sites totaled approximately 116,000 tons. This represents approximately 58% decline from the fiscal year 2000 level and is approximately 10% lower than in fiscal year 2010, and was achieved despite the impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and other natural disasters. This decline was largely attributable to a reuse of packaging materials used when shipping parts-a major component of waste generated by production sites-and the promotion of reuse and recycling within the Sony Group, as well as to production adjustments and the closure and consolidation of sites, both consequences of the global economic downturn.