Sony

Sustainability

Leading the Green Way

As a leading international end-to-end supply chain services provider for the entertainment industry and beyond, we are committed to minimizing the negative impacts of our operations on the environment and to undertaking relevant steps to restore and preserve the environment.

Operating on a global scale, we established three fundamental operating principles:

Principle 1

Reducing the negative environmental impact

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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

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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.

Principle 3

Controlling use of environmental-related substances

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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.

Environmental Vision

Sony Corporation

Sony recognizes that conservation of the global environment is one of the greatest tasks facing humanity in 21st century.

Sony intends to contribute positively to conservation of the natural environment and the dreams of future generations.

 

Sony recognizes the utmost importance of a healthy global environment, and has made sustainable development the Group’s top business priority. This entails utilizing Sony’s environmental resources in a manner that will also allow future generations to achieve their potential in health, wealth and happiness.

 

Sony aims to show that it is possible to achieve a new balance between humankind and nature by doing more with less, reducing the environmental impact from its use of energy and resources while providing its customers with high-quality, high-performance products and services.

 

Sony employees will be encouraged to study constantly to learn about a broad variety of environmental issues. Sony will also cooperate with stakeholders in a joint quest to improve the world that we share.

Environmental Policy

Our Environmental Policy is based on the Sony Corporate Environmental Vision.

Company Statement
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.

Principles

Our endeavor for environmental protection includes compliance with all applicable legal requirements and with other requirements to which we subscribe, such as internal standards or requirements that relate to our environmental aspects. It includes the prevention of pollution and continuous improvement in our environmental performance. We control our environmental impacts, set technically feasible objectives and targets on an annual basis 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.

Main Aspects

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 reducing and replacing the use of substances that are harmful and that can have negative impacts on the environment.

Assessment

We are committed to assessing the environmental impacts of our operations on a regular basis, both for existing operations and before commencing new activities, in order to minimize the identified impacts.

Awareness and Competence

We constantly stimulate awareness of 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 of environmental questions relating to our products and environmental aspects and we include our suppliers and contractors in our environmental activities.

Environmental Management System

To ensure compliance with this policy, we have implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) and Environmental Audits which are carried out on a regular basis. The Environmental Management System and the Environmental Policy are reviewed regularly by the Management Board of Sony DADC.

Leading the Green Way.