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.
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
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.
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.