Leading the green way
Operating on a global scale, Sony DADC has established three fundamental operating principles:
Principle 1: reducing the negative environmental impact
Sony DADC is committed to environmental issues according to the ISO 14001 environmental management system. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as water consumption, electricity usage, chemical inventory and waste are carefully monitored on a monthly basis. As well as a wide range of internal eco-driven projects, Sony DADC offers its customers programs and initiatives targeted at offsetting product life-cycle related
CO2-emissions (such as those promoted by the Swiss-based non-profit foundation, “My Climate”, www.myclimate.org).
Principle 2: increasing resource efficiency
Eco thinking influences our whole product cycle – from the materials we source, recycle and reuse in manufacturing, to the development of thinner packaging that takes less space for more energy efficient transportation. We have integrated a comprehensive life cycle- and carbon management focus into our daily business, reviewing and monitoring not only manufacturing efficiency, but the entire value chain, from responsible purchase of raw materials to distribution of finished products.
Principle 3: controlling use of environmental-related substances
The materials we use in our products are crucial to minimizing impact on the environment. We strictly comply with industry-standard regulations on the use of harmful substances, such as REACH and ROHS.
Green Partner Program
Sony actively pursues a “Green Partner Program” and all Sony suppliers must be certified. This benchmark standard ensures maintenance of common global quality standards where all parts and components are procured from suppliers who have passed a mandatory audit.