Road to Zero
Sony established the Road to Zero environmental plan in FY2010 in quest of a zero environmental footprint. FY2050 has been set as the year for achieving a zero environmental footprint, and we have been moving actively towards this goal since FY2010 by setting intermediate targets along the way.
Green Management 2020 has been established as the intermediate target set for the FY2020, and we have now entered the next stage of Sony Group’s environmental activities.
Since October 2003, the Company has adopted an integrated management system, ensuring best practice in environmental and health & safety management is embedded throughout its entire operations and continual improvement in performance is achieved. The EHS system has been designed to ensure compliance with the Sony UK Technology Centre policy and is intended to comply with the requirements of ISO14001:2004, ISO50001:2011 Energy Management and OHSAS18001:2007, SONY Global Environmental Management System (GEMS), and compliant with all relevant legislation and to the goals and aspirations of corporate policies and targets that relate to our environmental aspects and continual improvement
The protection of the environment in harmony with advancing developments in all fields of technology is one of our basic management goals and corporate priorities compliant with EU regulatory requirements and GEMS. We encourage our social responsibility with innovation, wholesome business practices, and diversity and inclusion, all with the single goal of realizing sustainability following our corporate philosophy – For The Next Generation. Our goal is zero carbon footprint, striving to achieve a zero environmental footprint throughout the life cycle of our products and business activities by 2050.
We take environmental protection measures and community responsibility as a positive challenge to be implemented at all management levels by establishing proactive targets and action plans and seek continuous improvements in all aspects regarding the environment. These plans being appropriate to the nature, scale and environmental impacts of our activities, products and services. Promoting best practices in the protection of the environment and promotion of in the work place and the wider community whilst committed to continuous improvement in terms of environmental performance, prevention of pollution and encourage wildlife and biodiversity.
The monitoring of our environmental targets and objectives, and all other aspects of our management systems on a regular basis are relevant and appropriate for our needs. These will be continuously controlled, and monitored by independently verified management systems. Environmental performance, and communication the results on a regular basis to all interested parties, including those persons working for or on our behalf. Assessing and evaluating the potential environmental impacts of our operations in the manufacturing processes, in order to use fewer raw materials, components, and reduce, reuse and recycle as many materials as is practically possible. Every possible action is be taken to eliminate the use of environmentally unfriendly materials in our manufacturing processes.