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Progress Toward Achieving Mid-Term Environmental Targets for Sites

(Updated on August 22, 2014)

In its Green Management 2015 Mid-Term Environmental Targets, Sony has set the following targets for its sites. With the aim of achieving these targets, Sony is promoting site greening activities and other efforts aimed at conserving biodiversity, as well as undertaking environmental communications initiatives, embracing environmentally conscious technologies in manufacturing processes, promoting green purchasing practices and incorporating environmental perspectives when constructing buildings.
Mid-Term Environmental Targets for Operations
Conduct environmental assessments (including biodiversity impact assessment).
Climate Change Reduce greenhouse gases emissions by absolute value -30% (compared with FY2000).
Resources ●Reduce waste generation by absolute value -50% (compared with FY2000).
●Improve waste recycling rate group-wide: 99% or more
●Reduce water consumption by absolute value -30% (compared with FY2000).
Chemical Substances Take actions for class 1 - 4. Detailed groups of chemical substances are described separately.
Class 1 substances: Prohibit use.
Class 2 substances: Eliminate use by a specified date.
Class 3 substances: Reduce the amounts released and transferred.
> Reduce the amounts released to water, and the amounts transferred to sewer / as waste (including VOC) by -14% (compared with FY2008).
> Reduce the amounts of VOC released to the air by -50% (compared with FY2000).
Class 4 substances: Comply with the relevant laws and regulations and use under appropriate control.
Biodiversity, Contribution to Local Communities, Others Promote environmental activities respecting the needs of the local community.

Environmental Performance of Sites

(Updated on August 22, 2014)

Total CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions at Sony sites were about 1.23 million tons in fiscal year 2013, down about 45% from fiscal year 2000. Waste generated at sites amounted to about 80,000 tons in fiscal year 2013, down about 71% from the fiscal year 2000 level. The Groupwide recycling rate was 94%. Sites used approximately 11 million m3 of water, 59% less than the fiscal year 2000 level. Sony released approximately 811 tons of VOCs* into the air in fiscal year 2013, a decrease of approximately 56% from the fiscal year 2000 level, while Class 3 substances released into water and transferred as waste into sewers totaled 2,215 tons, down 28% from the fiscal year 2008 level.

Volatile organic compounds

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