Updated on August 29, 2018

External Evaluation and Recognition of CSR Activities

External Evaluation of CSR Activities

In recognition of its ongoing CSR initiatives, Sony is included in the FTSE4Good Index and the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which was launched in July 2017. These investment indices identify companies around the world that are leaders in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance.

In recognition of its environmental initiatives, Sony Corporation was awarded the highest A List rating<small>*1</small> in the climate change and water security categories by the UK non-profit CDP Sony earned the recognition in October 2017 for the third consecutive year for climate change and second consecutive year for water security.

  • *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 2017)

  • *Organization names appear as they were at the time of award receipt.
Fiscal 2017 (in order received)
Index No. Index name Related page Related page
Exemplary Project Certification Wow! Wow! Biodiversity Project (Sony Corporation) Japan Committee for the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB-J)  March 2018
Exemplary Project Certification Groundwater recharge project (Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation's Kumamoto Technology Center) Japan Committee for the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB-J) March 2018
The Gold rating if the 2016 Pride Index 12 Sony Group companies in Japan including Sony Corporation, Sony Visual Products Inc. Work with Pride October, 2017
Green Legacy certification Kohda Site of Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation Social and Environmental Green Evaluation System (SEGES) October, 2017
The Grand Prize of the Ikumen Award 2017 Sony Corporation Japan's Ministry of Health,
Labour and Welfare
September 2017
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