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Sony's corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities reflect our ongoing commitment to innovation and sound business practices and to creating products, services and content that excite and inspire audiences worldwide.More

CSR at Sony

Learn about Sony's efforts in key CSR areas, aspects of CSR with materiality to Sony, and Sony's contributions to the Sustainable Development GoalsMore

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About CSR Reporting


Sony first issued its environmental report in 1994, then enhanced the information related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and changed the name of report to "CSR report" in 2003. In 2012 and 2013, Sony issued Annual Report including its financial and CSR information.
In order to update disclosure information accompanying changes in Sony's scope of business and circumstances, Sony has been disclosing its CSR activities mainly on this website since 2014. You also find more detail of Sony's CSR activities on this website.

Reporting Scope and Composition


  • This website summarizes the CSR activities of the Sony Group worldwide during fiscal 2016 (which began on April 1, 2016 and ended on March 31, 2017). It also includes reporting on some material activities, such as major organizational changes, up to the end of July 2017. In 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 "Affiliated Companies (Japan)" and "Affiliated Companies (Outside Japan)."
  • Sony discloses its operating and financial results on its "Investor Relations" website and information on its CSR activities on its CSR website.
  • This report contains Standard Disclosures from the GRI Standards and the Environmental Reporting Guidelines (Fiscal year 2012 version) published by Japan's Ministry of the Environment. For comparative tables charting content covered in accordance with the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, please see below.
  • Materiality for defining content has been identified by two axes (materiality matrix): Sony views CSR materiality assessment as a process for understanding issues of importance to its various stakeholders as well as its business and for validating its CSR material aspects in a manner which will help to prioritize its CSR initiatives.
  • A third-party report on verification of environmental data is available below.
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