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Earth Day: Sony & The Environment

On Earth Day it's an opportunity to remember the importance of conservation, preservation and always being mindful of what we can all do to improve the environment in our daily lives. Sony has a long history and an on-going dedication to protecting the environment. 

Cristina Mittermeier is a well-known conservation photographer. She's also a Sony Artisan Of Imagery. In this video Mitteremeier describes her philosophy as a conservationist and an ethnographic photographer.

Sony recognizes the importance of preserving the natural environment that sustains all life on the earth for future generations and thereby ensuring that all humanity can attain a healthy and enriched life. In order to realize such sustainable society, Sony strives to achieve a zero environmental footprint throughout the lifecycle of our products and business activities.

Sony reduces our environmental footprint and prevents environmental pollution throughout the lifecycle of our products and business activities by complying with all applicable environmental regulations and also by continually improving our global environmental management systems. Sony formulates the following goals in four key environmental perspectives and takes proactive actions to achieve those goals.

Climate Change

Sony reduces energy consumption and strives to achieve zero emissions of greenhouse gases* generated throughout the lifecycle of our products, service and business activities.

Resource Conservation

In order to minimize resource inputs for our business activities, Sony identifies "Key Resources" and strives to achieve zero usage of those virgin materials. Sony also uses water efficiently, minimizes wastes from sites and maximizes our effort for take back and recycling products from markets.

Management Of Chemical Substances

Sony minimizes the risk of chemical substances that we use causing serious harm to human health and the environment. Sony maintains strict control over the chemical substances we use, while, in line with the precautionary approach, taking steps whenever possible to reduce, substitute and eliminate the use of substances that have potentially significant impacts on the environment even in the cases where scientific evidence is not fully proven.

Biodiversity Conservation

Sony protects and utilizes ecosystem services in a sustainable manner, while actively promoting maintenance and recovery of biodiversity through our business and local contribution activities.

You can learn more about Sony's environmental policies at Sony.net