Updated on August 29, 2018
Sony has offices in a number of Central and South American countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru. These offices operate recycling programs designed to meet the needs of their particular areas. Here we introduce a joint project operated throughout Latin America as well as representative examples of Sony commitment to recycling initiatives.
Since 2010, Sony sales companies in Latin America-including Sony Mexico, Sony Inter-American, Sony Colombia, Sony Peru, Sony Chile, Sony Argentina and Sony Bolivia gradually launched the Green Service Program. Under this initiative, using participating companies' service networks, products and components that are under warranty but discarded during repair are appropriately treated. Also the e-waste generated by Sony sales companies facilities in Latin America are appropriately treated under this program as well. This program marks a shift in focus from simple disposal to the proper management and repair of products, helping Sony fulfill its responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of its products after they are sold and respond to the expectations of customers. In fiscal 2017, approximately 167 tons of scrap were collected and processed appropriately. Going forward, the companies will continue to implement the Green Service Program.
"Live the Change" (Vive el Cambio)" is an environmental campaign operated by Sony Group companies in Latin America. This campaign is designed based on the Sony Stores retail platform, aiming for direct contact with customers, in an effort to educate them about the benefits of product recycling to ensure efficient use of precious natural resources, while at the same time actively collaborating with Sony on the new paradigm of "Circular Economy" for a sustainable future.
Launched on Earth Day in 2014, with a current presence in 2 countries in Latin America and with a total of 13 collection points, the initiative is encouraging Sony customers to bring in their Sony Mobile phones and small Sony products for recycling. During fiscal 2017 a total of about 0.47 tons of products have been collected.