Updated on August 23, 2017
Sony products consume electrical power while used by their owners, resulting in indirect emissions of CO2. Sony has adopted the target of reducing annual energy consumption per product*1 from product use by 30% by fiscal 2020 compared to the fiscal 2013 level. To achieve this, Sony is working to incorporate energy-saving features in a wide range of product categories. In fiscal 2016, annual energy consumption per product was 37.6% lower than in fiscal 2013. In particular, Sony has made great progress in reducing the power consumption of flat screen televisions and game consoles. Sony's total CO2 emissions over the entire life cycle of all products sold in fiscal 2016 were approximately 11.10 million tons, which was 19% lower than in fiscal 2015, mainly due to the decreased energy consumption of game consoles.*2
Sony sets specific fiscal year targets to reduce product energy consumption in every product category. To achieve these targets, Sony engages in ongoing technology development to improve energy efficiency, while continually studying products for potential improvements and implementing diverse measures to reduce energy consumption. Regulations governing energy efficiency of products, such as the Energy-related Products Directive (ErP) enacted in the European Union in 2010, are enforced in countries around the world, and Sony products are ready for compliance in every country before these regulations go into effect.