Sony Corporation: Social Responsibility

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Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate and is one of the leading businesses of electronic products. Sony’s basic principles in relation to corporate social responsibility is introduced in the Sony Group Code of Conduct, which is the basis CSR of Sony Group to the community to follow its corporate value improvement through innovation and established business practices. To approach this fundamental concept, Sony administers CSR activities with a focus on improvement in seven areas: management, environment, product responsibility, responsible sourcing, training and development, community engagement, and innovation. First, Sony’s management is dedicated to strong corporate governance. Not only does Sony comply with the conditions of appropriate governance laws and regulations, but Sony has also proposed its own requirements to help better the stability and transparency of its governance by fortifying the separation of the Directors’ role from that of management and achieving the proper functioning of the sanctioned committees. Therefore, the Board of Directors assigns respective areas for which each of the Corporate Executive Officers is accountable and entrusts to them decision-making authority to manage the business. Second, Sony locations worldwide are taking steps towards a zero environmental imprint from the four views in their Road to Zero environmental plan: 1. Climate change: saving energy, promoting renewable energy, and green buildings 2. Resource conservation: product recycling, and returnable containers 3. Chemical substances: on-site control of chemical substances and 4. Biodiversity conversion: environmental education, forests on factory grounds, and groundwater recharge. Third, Sony’s product responsibility is shown through The Sony Pledge of Quality, which promotes decisive efforts to improve product quality, to enhance its performance in providing support customers to deliver, and to make it easier for people to use their products....
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