Sony uses a cloud-based data collection system to monitor and manage the progress of the environmental impact of all sites in the Sony Group. This system permits headquarters to collect data monthly from sites around the world.
Persons in charge at each site input data concerning energy, water, waste, chemical substances and environmental costs into the data collection system, which is then checked and approved by supervisors. Regional data administrators for Japan/East Asia, North America, Latin America, Europe, Pan Asia and China regions also check the data. To ensure efficient collection and tabulation, in addition to checks at several points during the process, data checks are executed by the system at data input, thereby reducing the possibility of errors.