May 18, 2022 – Today Sony Group Corporation (Sony) announced that it would accelerate its deadline to achieve carbon neutrality by 10 years. The company said that it now plans to utilize 100% renewable energy at its own sites by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality across its supply chain (scope 3) by 2040.
Ayako Sekine, Greenpeace Japan climate and energy campaigner, said:
“Greenpeace welcomes Sony’s new targets and timeline. This increased ambition is urgently needed. Sony has set a higher bar for technology companies across East Asia, but its target remains weaker than pledges by global competitors such as Apple and Microsoft.
Moreover, setting targets alone is not enough. We need to see more concrete action from Sony. In 2021, Sony’s operations were powered only 7 percent by renewable energy, a ratio that is quite low compared to many of its global peers, including Samsung. Sony must urgently take steps to procure more renewable energy.
It’s also important to note that Sony’s 2030 renewable energy commitment doesn’t include the company’s supply chain, which makes up the majority of Sony’s emissions. For the 2030 target to be truly meaningful, supply chain emissions must be included.”
For more information about Sony’s renewable energy use, refer to our ranking of tech companies in East Asia here. Sony received the top grade of all ranked companies at a C+.
Erin Newport, International Communications Officer, Greenpeace East Asia, +886 958 026 791, [email protected]
Mitsuhisa Kawase, Senior Communications Officer, Greenpeace Japan, +81 (0)70-3195-4165, [email protected]
Greenpeace International Press Desk: [email protected], +31 (0) 20 718 2470 (available 24 hours)