In July 2006, Sony joined the Climate Savers Programme, which is a partnership between the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), a leading environmental protection NGO, and various companies in the drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Through the Climate Savers Programme, leading corporations partner with the WWF to establish targets for reducing absolute emissions of CO2
and other greenhouse gases. Progress toward these targets is monitored by an independent body. As of April 2017, 21 corporations worldwide had signed on as Climate Savers Programme partners.
As a member of the programme, Sony is expanding the scope of substances subject to greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements in a step-by-step manner and has incorporated them into its environmental targets. In June 2015, Sony introduced the Green Management 2020 environmental mid-term targets for fiscal 2016-2020. In addition to the targets for absolute greenhouse gas emissions from Sony Group sites and energy consumption of products, Sony has set new reduction targets for business partners, suppliers and logistics. These targets were reviewed and approved by the WWF as revised targets for Sony under the Climate Savers Programme.
Learn more about the Green Management 2020 mid-term environmental targets