Basic Philosophy of Supply Chain Management

Sony manufactures its products in various areas of the world to meet expectations of customers all over the world. Its policy is to procure parts, materials, equipment, and services for Sony products with "high quality, competitive prices, and a stable supply" from numerous suppliers worldwide. To achieve this Sony has the following policies.

Basic Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Procurement

  1. Sony's procurement policy stresses "fair business practice, transparency and equal opportunity" based on mutual trust and collaboration between Sony and its suppliers.
    • "Fair business practices" means conducting procurement activities in accordance with prescribed policies and procedures.
    • "Transparency" means avoiding any arbitrary actions.
    • "Equal opportunity" means providing all suppliers with a level playing field.
  2. Sony also emphasizes collaborative relationship with suppliers in such areas as strengthening technological competence, assuring and improving the quality of parts and maintaining competitive prices.
  3. To preserve the global environment and realize a sustainable society, Sony strives for environmental management together with suppliers by observing "Sony Group Environmental Vision."
  4. To fulfill its social responsibilities in compliance with laws, regulations and social standards, Sony abides by "Sony Supply Chain Code of Conduct" in collaboration with suppliers.