Sony and the Environment

Striving to achieve a zero environmental footprint

Environmental Features in Sony Products

At Sony we always endeavor to reduce environmental impact in our wide range of products. These efforts are evident in compact, lightweight, energy-efficient designs that reduce wasted resources and power consumption, and our commitment to using recycled materials. 

Real energy savings for a virtual world

PlayStation® lets people experience amazing new worlds through its leading-edge performance. But in the real world, the need for reduced environmental impact is increasing. Here we offer a glimpse into how Sony's efforts are saving energy and resources.

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Sony's Environmental Technology

At Sony we are involved in developing environmental technologies to reduce our impact on the environment.

Helping to reduce our plant’s footprint

In Japan and around the world, with the environment in mind, Sony has launched initiatives that address both the way our products perform, and the many ways they are produced.

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Worldwide Sony Environmental Activities

Each company across the globe in the Sony group is involved in environmental activities tailored to the local community.

Seeking a New Kind of Breakthrough

Innovating to move the world without leaving a trace

Sony is now focusing on some world-changing innovation in the way it works. In fiscal 2017, Sony’s increasing use of renewable energy reduced its environmental impact by the equivalent of CO2 generated by over 16,000 Japanese single-family households in one year.

World Environment Day Activities in China, and Raising Awareness through Social Media

China

World Environment Day Activities in China, and Raising Awareness through Social Media

Sustainability is a New Tradition at Sony Open in Hawaii

North America

Sustainability is a New Tradition at Sony Open in Hawaii

Supporting “3 Rivers Clean Up” Activity in UK

Europe

Supporting “3 Rivers Clean Up” Activity in UK

Appointed an Official International Year of the Reef 2018 Supporter

Japan

Appointed an Official International Year of the Reef 2018 Supporter

Sony Inter-American, S.A., Participates Again in the "Festi Harpia" 2018, Highlighting the Importance of Biodiversity.

Latin America

Sony Inter-American, S.A., Participates Again in the "Festi Harpia" 2018, Highlighting the Importance of Biodiversity.

Image of Recyclable Waste Donation Tree Project

Pan Asia

Recyclable Waste Donation Tree Project

Sony Environmental Activity Videos

Protecting spawning grounds of the endangered loggerhead turtle in Japan

Kunisaki Satellite of Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation’s Oita Technology Center has been involved in cleaning up Kurotsuzaki beach for over 20 years. After decades of absence, endangered loggerhead sea turtles returned to spawn in 2009 and each year since.

Message from CEO

Accelerate our environmental initiatives as we advance to the next stage

Environmental initiatives are one of Sony’s most important topics in this age in which a company’s consideration of the environment is one of the selection standards for customers when purchasing products.

Sony has continued to promote environmental activities based on our "Road to Zero" environmental plan that aims for a zero environmental footprint. In order to accelerate our environmental activities, we have now established our “Green Management 2020” environmental targets (achievement year : FY2020). As we move toward these targets, the entire Group, including the field of entertainment in addition to electronics, will make the best use of its individual strengths in performing these activities.

The Sony Group has now entered the next stage of its environmental activities. Sony is committed not only to offering products, services and content that deliver exciting user experiences by inspiring and fulfilling the curiosity of our customers around the world, but also, through our "Road to Zero" environmental plan, to working towards our goal of a zero environmental footprint throughout our business activities.

Signature of Kenichiro Yoshida

Kenichiro Yoshida

President and CEO, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Sony Corporation