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Sony GHG Emissions Jumped 17% In 2006

Sony has issued its CSR Report 2007. The report provides coverage of the CSR activities being carried out by the Sony Group across its business operations. Four themes are featured: climate change, supply chain management, innovation and China.

In fiscal 2006, Sony’s greenhouse gas emissions totaled approximately 20.53 million tons, up approximately 17 percent from fiscal 2005. Sony’s eco-efficiency index was 0.99 times the level in fiscal 2000. According to Sony, the increase in greenhouse gas emissions was due primarily to two factors: a change in the definition of greenhouse gas index that resulted in the inclusion, beginning in fiscal 2006, of CO2 emissions from logistics, and an increase in CO2 generated during product use of approximately 16 percent, attributable to increases in the size of liquid crystal display televisions, and the number of sets sold. In contrast, total greenhouse gas emissions from sites decreased approximately seven percent from fiscal 2005.

For products sold in fiscal 2006, Sony used approximately 1.23 million tons of resources, a decline of approximately two percent from fiscal 2005, and 130,000 tons of reused/recycled materials, down approximately 4 percent from fiscal 2005.

In fiscal 2006, Sony recovered 36,355 tons of resources from end-of-life products and its resource reusing/recycling ratio was approximately three percent.

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