* Compared to fiscal 2000 levels
Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that it successfully achieved almost all of the 27 "Green Management 2015" group environmental mid-term targets which it set for the period spanning from fiscal 2011 through fiscal 2015. This includes an approximately 40% reduction in absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its sites worldwide, compared to fiscal 2000 levels.
Green Management 2015 is a set of environmental targets based on the Sony Group's "Road to Zero" environmental plan which aims for a zero environmental footprint by 2050. The targets were backcasted (calculated backwards) from this 2050 vision and were set to be met by the end of fiscal 2015. Sony has been making considerable progress in its endeavors to reduce environmental impact, toward the ultimate goal of a zero environmental footprint. In April 2016, Sony set about pursuing its new "Green Management 2020" targets which it aims to achieve by the end of fiscal 2020. Under Green Management 2020, the company will further accelerate its various initiatives to reduce its environmental footprint. Major targets in Green Management 2020 include reducing the annual energy consumption of its products by an average of 30% (compared to fiscal 2013 levels), reducing absolute GHG emissions across all Sony sites by 5% (compared to fiscal 2015 levels), and collaborating with major manufacturing contractors and other business partners to reduce environmental impact across Sony's entire value chain.