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About the Sustainability Report
Sony first issued its environmental report in 1994, then enhanced the information related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and changed the name of the report to "CSR report" in 2003. In order to keep the information disclosed up to date as Sony's scope of business and circumstances change, Sony has been disclosing its CSR activities mainly on the web since 2014. In 2018, the report was renamed the “Sustainability Report.”
In addition, Sony issued the Corporate Report 2019, which integrates financial and non-financial information such as business results as well as management policies and business strategies to create value in the medium and long term.
Reporting Scope and Composition
This website summarizes the CSR activities of the Sony Group worldwide during fiscal 2018 (which began on April 1, 2018 and ended on March 31, 2019). It also includes reporting on some material activities, such as major organizational changes, up to the end of July 2019. On this website, the Sony Group refers to Sony Corporation — the parent company that operates in Japan — and all consolidated subsidiaries in which Sony Corporation holds a capital stake of more than 50%. "Sony" and "the Group" refer to the Sony Group. For consolidated subsidiaries, please see below.
Sony discloses its operating and financial results on the "Investor Relations" section of its website and information on its CSR activities on this Sustainability Report.
This information in this report refers to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. Furthermore, the Environmental Reporting Guidelines (Fiscal year 2012 version) published by Japan's Ministry of the Environment were used as references in preparing this report. For comparative tables with the GRI Standards, please see below.
Reporting Principles of Materiality:
To align and respond effectively to evolving social imperatives and changes in the business environment, Sony has conducted a materiality assessment with the aim of validating the focus areas for its activities including future priority businesses and new areas of business by incorporating the perspectives of stakeholders. Learn more at the link below.
A third-party report on verification of environmental data is available below.