The Sony Group's mid-term targets include targets for products, which involve the reduction of annual power consumption, the promotion of resource conservation and the management of chemical substances. Business units formulate their targets based on the characteristics of their product category. Then, they execute environmentally conscious design by setting environmental mid-term targets for each product. They review progress against their environmental mid-term targets for each product, and report results to the department in charge of environmental functions at headquarters. In turn, this department evaluates the targets and progress of each business unit, using these evaluations as the basis for its review of the Sony Group's progress on achieving its environmental mid-term targets. Based on the results of this review, Sony determines areas of focus and revises targets for the subsequent fiscal year.
This method enables Sony to execute ongoing environmentally conscious processes for each business unit and product, which in turn ensure the development of environmentally conscious products.