Sony incorporates environmental initiatives as a key part of our business through our Road to Zero environmental plan, striving for a zero environmental footprint by 2040. Road to Zero sets a series of specific goals based on four environmental perspectives: curbing climate change, conserving resources, controlling chemical substances, and promoting biodiversity. These 4 key perspectives are viewed through the entire lifecycle of our products and services: product/service planning and design, operations, raw materials and components procurement, logistics, take-back and recycling, and innovation.
Sony focuses on greenhouse gas emission reduction by featuring environmentally conscious products and services, incorporating programs in our workplace that save energy and promote renewable energy, and engaging with our supply chain to reduce emissions.
Resource conservation is approached through reducing a focus on minimizing the use of virgin materials and maximizing the use of recycled content. We continually strive to make products lighter, more efficient, and consider opportunities to include recycled material while still maintaining a high-quality product. In the workplace, we also focus on resource efficiency and material reuse.
Chemicals are strictly controlled in raw materials and parts through our own chemical substance management standards. Sony classifies chemicals by level of environmental risk with a phase-out requirement for particularly hazardous chemicals for both our own operations as well as our suppliers.
Natural resources play an integral role in our business activities, and we strive to reduce the impact on the natural environment. Sony also works globally to promote the protection and enhancement of biodiversity.