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Road to ZERO

Road to Zero is Sony's global environmental plan, striving to achieve a zero
environmental footprint throughout the life cycle of our products and
business activities by 2050. Road to Zero sets a series of
specific goals based on four environmental
PERSPECTIVES, and six product LIFE CYCLE stages.

PERSPECTIVES Environmental action from four environmental perspectives

Sony business operations rely on a healthy natural environment. To help promote fulfilling lifestyles today and tomorrow,
and achieve a zero environmental footprint by the year 2050, we have set goals from four environmental perspectives:
curbing climate change, conserving resources, controlling chemical substances, and promoting biodiversity.

Curbing Climate Change

Toward zero-emission products

We reduce greenhouse gas emissions not just in operations but also throughout product life cycles. We aim to provide environmentally conscious products and services, and our workplace programs save energy and promote renewable energy. We engage our supply chain partners to share our commitment to curbing emissions.

Conserving Resources

Eliminating use of virgin materials

We conserve resources by minimizing consumption and maximizing recycled materials in operations and product life cycles. To reduce consumption, we make products lighter and improve workplace resource efficiency. To promote recycling, we work with recyclers and reuse materials from used products around the world.

Controlling Chemical Substances

Careful management,
beginning with raw materials

Regulatory compliance is just the start. We establish our own chemical substance management standards for strict control over chemicals in raw materials and parts globally. We phase out and replace any substances that may pose environmental risks in production while prohibiting suppliers from using specified substances.

Promoting Biodiversity

Respecting the natural environment

Natural resources are essential to Sony business activities, and we are aware that our operations may affect the natural environment in various ways. We strive to continue protecting biodiversity (maintaining balanced ecosystems) through Sony's business and conservation activities.

LIFE CYCLE Responsibility
over Product Life Cycles

All products have an environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the moment resources
are exploited through production, distribution, use, and final disposal.
To fulfill our responsibility at all times, Sony divides product life cycles into six stages,
each with the specific goal of achieving a zero environmental footprint by 2050.

Planning and Design

Keeping the environment in mind
from the product development stage

We use our creativity and innovation to enhance product environmental performance. For a lighter environmental footprint, we capitalize on unique opportunities not only in electronics but also in entertainment and other business fields.


Working toward the unified
targets worldwide

To minimize our environmental footprint at plants and offices, we set globally unified targets in absolute terms for emissions, waste, and other criteria. This shared commitment extends to suppliers and manufacturing partners, which help reduce environmental impact across the value chain.

Raw Materials and
Components Procurement

In partnership with suppliers

Reducing environmental impact throughout product life cycles must include procurement of raw materials and components. Our suppliers have always helped us manage the chemical substances, and now, these partnerships are extended to saving energy and water to make zero environmental impact a reality.


Environmental benefits from
smart shipping practices

Shipping parts and products is also energy-consuming. To save energy and reduce CO2 emissions related to product transport, we have introduced smaller packaging materials, improved loading efficiency, and switched to environmentally superior modes of transport, such as rail or boat.

Take Back and Recycling

With post-consumer use in mind

Responsible manufacturers must also consider what happens to products after use. Designing for recycle is only the start of our post-consumer responsibility, which extends to the local recycling programs we have established to encourage take-back and recycling of end-of-life products.


Creating environmentally
conscious technologies and services

Sony's creativity and innovation delight and entertain many, and we dedicate the same energy into our environmental commitments. As we develop environmentally conscious technologies, we will also pioneer business models that reduce our environmental footprint.