Updated on August 23, 2017

Expenditures for Community Engagement Initiatives

In fiscal 2016, the Sony Group spent approximately 2.5 billion yen* on community engagement initiatives. By category, 52% of the spending went to supporting education, including science education. The next highest areas of spending were emergency relief (about 13%) including assistance for the Kumamoto earthquake, followed by spending for contributing to local communities (about 12%).

  • * Cumulative figure. In addition to donations, sponsorships and independent program expenses (including facility operation expenses), this amount includes the market value of products donated.

By region, just under 50% of total spending was in Japan, followed by about 25% in the United States and about 15% in China.

By type of expenditure, 66% of total spending was for program expenses, followed by 20% for monetary donations.

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