Sony Corporation, world leader in Electronics, Game & Entertainment business has published 2011 CSR Report. Sony published its first environmental report in 1994. In 2003, Sony broadened the scope of the report to include more comprehensive information on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and renamed it the “CSR Report.”
The Sony Group is primarily focused on the Electronics (such as AV/IT products & components), Game (such as PlayStation), Entertainment (such as motion pictures and music), and Financial Services (such as insurance and banking) sectors.
This year, Sony has issued this abridged printed report as an executive summary highlighting Sony’s key CSR activities, while comprehensive information related to its CSR activities and topics of interest to stakeholders are available at Sony’s CSR website (http://www.sony.net/csr).
The website also contains an electronic version of this executive summary report and a more detailed report. Report Scope and Composition. This printed report highlights key worldwide CSR activities of the Sony Group during fiscal year 2010 (April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011). It also includes reporting on some material activities up to the end of September 2011.
In this report, the “Sony Group” refers to Sony Corporation — the parent company that operates in Japan — and all consolidated subsidiaries in which Sony Corporation holds a capital stake of more than 50%. “Sony” and “the Company” refer to the Sony Group.
“The scope of environmental data in this report is Sony Group sites certified under ISO 14001as of March 31, 2010. All Sony Group manufacturing sites as well as non-manufacturing sites with 100 or more employees are required to obtain ISO 14001 certification.” Report says.
Sony discloses its operating and financial results in the Annual Report.
This report is published in English and Japanese.
Guidelines referenced in the preparation of this report are as follows: 2006 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, published by the Global Reporting Initiative in October 2006, and Environmental Reporting Guidelines (Fiscal 2007 Version), published by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment.
Sony has said that it has obtained third-party verification of reported environmental data.
“I hope that you find this report and our CSR website informative, and that they provide you with a greater understanding of both the philosophy behind our CSR program and the full range of our related activities.”
Chairman, CEO and President
Representative Corporate Executive Officer