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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.

Resource saving that's good to hear about

Mobile products revolutionize the way people live and work, and provide a brighter outlook for the future, through innovative functions and designs. Xperia™ Ear is one of those powerful tools. Learn how market expansion is balanced with environmental awareness.

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Sony's Environmental Technology

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

Leading the development of recycled plastics

Leading the development of recycled plastics

At Sony we’ve reduced our use of non-renewable resources by developing SORPLAS™, a recycled plastic that offers both sustainability, and high performance, making it ideal for our new products.

Recycling and better listening experience

Increasing the use of recycled plastic is part of Sony’s environmental plan to achieve a zero environmental footprint.Sony introduces a new recycled plastic that will contribute to the further use of recycled material in audio products by helping to deliver high quality sound.

Recycled plastic: part of your music

Worldwide Sony Environmental Activities

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

Latest in a Series of Environmental Events Held by Sony in China.


Sony Employees in China Help Clear Out an Invasive Species.

Promoting the Use of Bio-Fertilizer.

Pan Asia

Sony India supports "Trees for Life" – an agro forestry project.

Promoting TV recycling through the campaign ”The step to a better quality image” in Mexico.

Latin America

Promoting TV recycling through the campaign “The step to a better quality image” in Mexico.

Sony Recognized as a Leader in Water Resource Management in the CDP Global Water Report 2016.

Japan/East Asia

Visitors to Green Cycle Recycling Facilities Top 15,000.

SPE Wins at the 2016 Environmental Media Awards.

North America

SPE Wins at the 2016 Environmental Media Awards.

Green Business of the Year Award 2015.


Green Business of the Year Award 2015.

Sony Environmental Activity Videos

Angry Birds - International Day of Happiness

In support of the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness, a Sony Pictures and Angry Birds initiative promotes a happy planet and encourages action against climate change.

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 Kazuo Hirai

Kazuo Hirai

President and CEO, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Sony Corporation

Road to ZERO

Sony Environmental Plan

Sony group companies are behind our "Road to Zero" environmental plan to achieve zero environmental impact. Details of the plan are available on a special site.


Featured reports on noteworthy Sony environmental initiatives.


CSR Reporting

CSR report disclosing Sony’s key CSR activities.