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Updated on September 7, 2016

Reducing the Environmental Impact of Procurement

Environmental Mid-Term Targets for Procurement

In its Green Management 2015 environmental mid-term targets which ran through fiscal 2015, Sony set the following targets for procurement. To meet these targets, Sony focused on measuring greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, and other factors at its suppliers.
Targets of "Green Management 2015" for Procurement
Climate Change
  • Establish mechanisms to determine greenhouse gas emissions from suppliers.
  • Contribute to the development of an industry-wide common reporting format.
Resources Conduct procurement in ways that enable Sony to achieve the "Product Planning and Design" and "Logistics" targets.
Chemical Substances Conduct procurement in ways that enable Sony to achieve the "Product Planning and Design" targets.
Biodiversity Assess impact on biodiversity at mining and collection sites.

Performance on Green Management 2015 Environmental Mid-Term Targets

For performance for each target, please visit below link.

Environmental Mid-Term Targets from Fiscal 2016

Sony has set Green Management 2020 environmental mid-term targets spanning from fiscal 2016 through fiscal 2020, and is now focused on meeting these new targets. For more information, please visit below link.

Promoting Green Purchasing

Having set internal standards for green purchasing, Sony makes a conscious effort to choose nonproduction materials when procuring printing paper, stationery and OA equipment, among others. Sony employs the same parameters when purchasing finished products, and is mindful when deciding purchasing volume to consider volumes used and inventory levels. In Japan, Sony chooses from among recommended products, giving consideration to environmental impact at all stages of a product's life, from resource extraction through to production, distribution, use and disposal. Information on recommended products is included in Sony's purchasing system of nonproduction goods, making it possible for individuals in charge of purchasing decisions to give priority to environmentally conscious products.
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