Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sony Reduces Approximately 100,000 Tons Worth of CO2 Emissions

Sony leads by Example. Take Proactive Steps in Advance of EPA, GHG Reporting rule... See press release..

Sony Reduces Approximately 100,000 Tons Worth of CO2 Emissions through Use of Renewable Energy in FY2008.

Sony Corporation is continuously working to increase energy efficiency in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As part of this effort, Sony is actively promoting the use of renewable energy. By implementing initiatives such as the Green Power Certification System and the introduction of solar power generation systems, Sony reduced its global CO2 emissions by approximately 100,000 tons in fiscal year 2008.

Sony Europe has achieved independent certification that every facility with over 100 employees is powered by 100% renewable energy amounting to 190 million kWh or approximately 55,000 tons worth of CO2 emissions. Through continuous energy efficiency efforts, Sony's European operations have reduced CO2 emissions by approximately 90% between fiscal years 2000 and 2008.

Sony Group companies in the U.S. purchased 42 million kWh of renewable energy in fiscal year 2008. This equates to a 25,000 ton reduction in CO2 from renewable energy usage. In April 2009, Sony DADC, a leading producer of optical disc media, announced that it is purchasing more than 83 million kilowatt-hours of green power in the U.S. annually - enough to meet 44% of the organization's purchased electricity use.


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