The spirit of philanthropy is deeply embedded in the culture of Sony. Our mission is to fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology, and to nurture innovation to enrich and improve people’s lives. Through our partnerships with worthy causes, in-kind product donations and employee volunteerism, we strive to make a difference in our communities and the world around us.
Our commitment extends to helping our local communities, investing in the education of children, supporting the arts and culture, helping disadvantaged youth, protecting and improving the environment, and providing necessary support when large-scale disasters strike.
Our strategic philanthropic and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts are aligned to reflect the diverse interests of our key businesses and focus on several distinct areas: education; arts and culture; civic and community outreach; sustainability and the environment; and disaster relief, with an emphasis on volunteerism in each of those areas.
We're proud of the programs and partnerships that have touched countless lives throughout the U.S. and of the thousands of Sony employees who have given generously of themselves in support of our goals.
Our CSR initiatives reflect Sony’s commitment to ethical and responsible business practices. Sony established the principles in its “Sony Group Code of Conduct” in alignment with its core values of fairness, integrity, honesty, respect, and responsibility, and we endeavor to uphold these principles as we strive to create innovation across our diverse industries. In recognition of our leading ethics and corporate social responsibility activities, Sony Corporation was honored by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the “2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies” for achieving outstanding results in the areas of ethical culture, corporate citizenship and responsibility, governance and reputation - an honor bestowed upon only 128 companies around the world.
Furthermore, in 2020, Sony was ranked #1 on the Wall Street Journal’s list of Top 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World. The ranking, produced by the Journal’s environment, social and governance research analysts—who assessed more than 5,500 publicly traded businesses based on sustainability metrics including business model and innovation, external social and product issues, employee and workplace issues, and the environment—took a broad view of sustainability which measured a company’s leadership and governance practices for their ability to create value for shareholders over the long term. To qualify for consideration in the list, companies needed to have publicly disclosed a minimum of 20 material data inputs with at least two inputs per financially material category in their public disclosures reported since 2018.
Information on Sony’s global CSR efforts can be found at www.sony.net/csr. For more information on Sony’s corporate ethics and compliance-related efforts, please visit www.sony.net/SonyInfo/csr_report/compliance/.