The Environmental Policy of Sony DADC is based on the Sony Corporate Environmental Vision.
As global supply chain provider to the content industry we are committed to minimizing the negative impacts of our operation on the environment and to undertaking relevant steps to restore and preserve the environment.
Our strive for environmental protection includes the compliance with all applicable legal requirements and with other requirements to which Sony DADC subscribes such as internal standards or requirements which relate to our environmental aspects. It includes the prevention of pollution and the continuous improvement in our environmental performance. We control our environmental impacts, annually set technically feasible objectives and targets and review the results. As proven in many cases in the past, with careful planning, creativity and the latest technology, environmental goals and economic considerations can be brought into line.
Our activities with regard to environmental protection are based on the assessment of the main environmental aspects. We strive to reduce the consumption of direct and indirect materials, energy and water, for the reduction of solvent emissions and for the reduction and recycling of waste. Furthermore we work towards a reduction and replacement of such substances in the materials used which are harmful and can have negative impacts to the environment.
We are committed to assessing the environmental impacts of our operations on a regular basis for existing operations and before commencing new activities in order to minimize the identified impacts.
Awareness and Competence
We constantly stimulate awareness for environmental issues and competence among our employees with respect to environmental protection by means of providing training as well as by internally communicating the policy, annual objectives, targets and our environmental performance on a regular basis. We inform and advise our customers in environmentally related questions regarding our products and environmental aspects and we include our suppliers and contractors in our environmental activities.
Environmental Management System
In order to ensure compliance with this policy we have implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) and Environmental Audits are carried out on a regular basis. The Environmental Management System as well as the Environmental Policy is reviewed regularly by the Management Board of Sony DADC.