Updated on August 29, 2019

External Evaluation and Recognition of CSR Activities

External Evaluation of CSR Activities

In recognition of its ongoing CSR initiatives, Sony Corporation is included in the FTSE4Good Index and the FTSE Blossom Japan Index. These investment indices identify companies around the world that are leaders in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance.

Sony Corporation is also included in three indexes developed by MSCI Inc., which is a world-leading provider of ESG investment indexes: MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, and MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes.

THE INCLUSION OF SONY CORPORATION IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF SONY CORPORATION BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES.
THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.

Sony Corporation’s environmental initiatives have been recognized by its inclusion in the highest A List rating*1 in the climate change category by the UK non-profit CDP for the fourth consecutive year. The company was also selected as a Supplier Engagement Leader in recognition of its climate change initiatives, such as greenhouse gas reductions throughout the supply chain.

  • *1The rating system is a 4-rank scale (A, A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, D-). The A List is made up of the companies awarded the highest performance rank of "A."

External Awards Received for CSR Activities (Fiscal 2018)

  • *Organization names appear as they were at the time of award receipt.
Fiscal 2018 (in order received)
Name of Fiscal 2018 Award Recipient Awarded By Date
2019 World's Most Ethical Companies Sony Corporation Ethisphere Institute February 2019
Best Customer Service Operations in the Electronics Industry & 2nd Best Customer Service Operations in the Overall Brazil Market Sony Brazil Exame magazine and Brazilian Institute of Customer Relationship February 2019
2018 Low-Carbon Life Practice National Competition Sony Korea Korea Climate & Environment Network November 2018
The 6th Green Society Award Kunisaki Satellite, Oita Technology Center, Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure October 2018
Gold Rating in the 2018 Pride Index 17 Sony Group companies in Japan including Sony Corporation, Sony Visual Products Inc. work with Pride October 2018
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