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Sony launched the "Road to Zero" environmental plan in 2010,
with the ultimate goal of aiming for a zero environmental footprint by 2050.
Accelerating their efforts to further reduce their footprint by 2025,
Sony has implemented the Green Management 2025 target.

Focus points in Green Management 2025

Improve Energy and Resource Efficiency of Products
Expand Renewable Energy Use
Enhance Supply Chain Engagement to reduce environment impact

Inspire with less energy and fewer resources

Plastic packaging of newly-designed small products

Amount of plastic packaging used per product (compared to FY2018 levels)

Amount of virgin plastic used per product (excluding packaging) (compared to FY2018 levels)

Annual energy consumption per product (compared to FY2018 levels)

Plastic packaging of newly-designed small products

Amount of virgin plastic used per product (excluding packaging) (compared to FY2018 levels)

Amount of plastic packaging used per product (compared to FY2018 levels)

Annual energy consumption per product (compared to FY2018 levels)

Efforts to reduce energy
and resources used per product

Converting more electricity
from Sony facilities into renewable energy

Utilize renewable electricity by 15% or more

Efforts to expand use of renewable energy

Collaborating with the supply chain
to accelerate environmental impact reduction

By further collaborating with materials and parts suppliers and manufacturing contractorswe strive to accelerate our reduction in environmental impact.

Collaborative initiatives to reduce
the environmental impact of the supply chain

Third party evaluation
Sony chemical substance management standards
and Green Partner System
Sony chemical substance management standards
and Green Partner System

Expand our effort toward zero environmental impact
by harmonizing the strengths of diverse groups

We will begin to harmonize the strengths of diverse groups, including entertainment,
to expand and drive our efforts toward zero environmental impact

Climate change Resources Chemical Substances Biodiversity
Product/
Service Planning
and Design
(Baseline year FY2018)

Centering around the entertainment business, raise the awareness of more 2 billion people on sustainability issues and engage more than 2.5 million people by the entire Sony Group

Promote activities that protect the global environment to help realize a sustainable society, keenly recognizing the public nature and social mission of our financial service business

Annual energy consumption per product unit

Amount of virgin plastic per product (excluding packaging)

Amount of plastic packaging used per product

Plastic packaging of newly-designed small products

Eliminate high-risk applications of controlled substances*1 that are of high concern and use alternative substances

Operations
(Baseline year FY2020)

Absolute GHG*2 emissions

Utilize renewable electricity (renewable electricity rate)

Improvement in waste generation intensity value

Landfill rate

Improvement in water usage intensity value for sites that use large water volumes Implement water risk reduction activities for sites located in water-stressed areas

Promote the use of certified and recycled paper

Class 1 substances : Use prohibited.
Class 2 substances : Use prohibited (with exceptions).
Class 3 substances : Reduce the total amount of VOC*3 released into the air to below FY2010 level or less

Conservation efforts

Continually promote biodiversity conservation activities respecting the needs of local communities

Environmentally conscious food

Promote the serving of environmentally conscious food in employee cafeterias

Ocean plastic

Implement initiatives to reduce ocean plastic pollution

Supply Chain

Request raw material suppliers, parts suppliers and outsourced manufacturers to monitor GHG emissions, set long- and medium-term targets for emissions reduction, and perform progress management

Request raw material suppliers, parts suppliers and outsourced manufacturers to set water consumption reduction targets and perform progress management, while taking into consideration the water depletion risk in the area where each site is located

Request and manage the response of raw material suppliers, parts suppliers and outsourced manufacturers to Sony’s unified standard, for raw materials, components and products supplied to Sony, as well as products/semi-products to be delivered from outsourced manufacturers

Request raw material suppliers, parts suppliers and outsourced manufacturers to eliminate the use of substances specified by Sony from their manufacturing processes and perform appropriate management

Request raw material suppliers, parts suppliers and outsourced manufacturers to take initiatives giving consideration to biodiversity

Logistics
(Baseline year FY2018)

Absolute GHG emissions related to logistics between nations and within regions

Take Back
and Recycling

Establish and maintain recycling schemes suitable for the needs of local communities

Improve sorting efficiency when recycling a key material resource (tantalum) (Baseline year FY2020)

*1 Controlled Substances: (short term for “Environment-related Substances to be Controlled”) substances contained in parts and devices that have significant environmental impact on both humans and the global environment in Sony’s judgment

*2 GHG: Greenhouse gases

*3 VOC: Volatile organic compounds