Updated on August 23, 2017
The operations of Sony in the Pan Asia region stretch from Africa to New Zealand. Throughout the region, Sony offices and manufacturing locations continually work to ensure that the recycling needs of the local community are met. In terms of national electronic waste recycling legislation, India and Australia are two key countries where Sony actively works with local partners to ensure that local requirements are met.
In order to ensure compliance with local legislation, Sony India has partnered with a leading third party recycling company to provide recycling services for e-waste. In fiscal 2016, Sony India collected approximately 340 tons of e-waste, including generated service waste, through the recycling partner. Additionally, Sony India has focused on creating a broad network of e-waste collection points, thereby making it easier for customers to turn in their e-waste. As of the end of March 2017, 26 collection points across the country had been established. Sony India plans to review the results of this initiative at the end of its financial year and formulate future plans accordingly.
Since March 2012, Sony Australia has been taking part in a recycling system with partners accredited by the Australian federal government under new home appliance recycling legislation. The company has been making a concerted recycling effort over this period of time. From July 2016 through June 2017, the company recycled roughly 2,766 tons of discarded home appliances.