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Approach to Sustainability 

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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 report to "CSR report" in 2003. In 2012 and 2013, Sony issued an 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 the web since 2014. You can find details of Sony's CSR activities in the Sustainability Report here.

Reporting Scope and Composition

  • This website summarizes the CSR activities of the Sony Group worldwide during fiscal 2017 (which began on April 1, 2017 and ended on March 31, 2018). It also includes reporting on some material activities, such as major organizational changes, up to the end of July 2018. 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 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 CSR materiality assessment with the aim of validating the focus areas for its CSR activities by incorporating the perspectives of stakeholders. Learn more at the link below.
  • A third-party report on verification of environmental data is available below.
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