At Sony, we understand that it is our social responsibility to enhance our corporate value through innovation and sound business practices and contribute to developing a sustainable society. We hold ourselves responsible to all stakeholders including our customers, shareholders, employees and business partners. We are also accountable to our society, and to the Earth in which we operate.
Sony’s unwavering commitment to society goes back to our beginnings, more than 70 years ago. Today the world is changing dramatically, and growing ever more complex. At Sony, we will continue to take a long-term view of our business with our strong commitment to generate sustainable social value, in addition to creating more economic values as a global company.
While there are many facets to social value, one area in which only Sony can deliver the value is to create “Communities of Interest” through our products and services. By enabling people with similar interests to connect with one another, we hope to contribute towards building a rich, fulfilling society.
Creators and engineers who create content and products that deliver “kando” play a vital role in creating such a world. For more than half a century, Sony has continued to support science education at elementary and junior high schools in addition to also providing training for teachers. Under the slogan, “For the Next Generation,” Sony conducts science workshops around the world to foster the creativity of students and engage their interest in science. We have also launched products such as KOOV™ and MESH™ that support education in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).
We recognize that Sony’s business cannot continue to exist without a sustainable natural environment and a peaceful society. This motivates us to work tirelessly for the environment, human rights, and diversity. In addition we also want to contribute to the medical field and to the safety of mobility in the emerging driverless era. We believe these efforts will help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which is our global society’s common agenda.
Starting this year, we have renamed “CSR Report” to “Sustainability Report.” The information here details our activities over the last fiscal year in the area of corporate social responsibility, while also introducing Sony’s long-term approach to sustainability and the initiatives we are pursuing to create social value through innovation.
At Sony, we remain committed to engaging in ongoing dialogue with our stakeholders as we help build a more sustainable world.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Representative Corporate Executive Officer