Sony Aims to be Carbon Neutral and Using 100% Renewable Energy by 2030

Published on: 25 May 2022
by KnowESG
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Sony has announced an acceleration of its carbon neutrality goal. The company's goal of carbon neutrality throughout its entire value chain is being sped up by ten years. Sony is a member of the RE100 initiative and aims to be carbon neutral in all its operations by 2040.

Sony has announced an acceleration of its carbon neutrality goal, bringing its goal of carbon neutrality throughout its entire value chain forward by ten years from 2050 to 2040. As a member of the RE100 initiative, Sony's other goal is to achieve 100% of its power from renewable energy, becoming carbon neutral in its own operations.

In 2010, the company announced "Road to Zero", a long-term plan to achieve carbon neutrality throughout Sony's entire chain, including suppliers and logistics. The latter might seem like an impossible task, given that Sony can't exactly tell other companies what to do Sony can choose to align themselves with more environmentally conscious companies going forward as contracts expire and come up for renewal.

As climate change risks become more apparent and serious worldwide, and the transition to a decarbonized society has become an urgent issue, Sony made the decision to accelerate its environmental impact reduction activities in the climate change area and to bring forward the target year of achieving a zero environmental footprint in this area by ten years.

A four-step plan is in place to help Sony achieve both its 2030 and 2040 targets, which includes the continuous reduction of environmental impact at its own sites by increasing the use of solar power and other renewable energy sources. While the acceleration of the carbon neutral and 100% renewable energy achievement targets announced this time are part of Sony's responsibility as a company, Sony is also actively working to contribute to the global environment through its own technologies and businesses, as well as through co-creation with partners.

A company the size of Sony certainly has the means to do it, but it's certainly going to be a challenge.

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