Sustainability

Carbon footprint

Internal initiatives

Reduced travel

Business travel is one of the largest contributors to Sony Mobile’s internal carbon footprint and it is an area that we are working to improve. Being a global company with offices all over the world, travel is sometimes needed for colleagues to meet and discuss issues that are not easily solved over the telephone. To lessen the environmental burden of our business we aim to increase Sony Mobile’s use of virtual meetings as an alternative to travel. In 2007, we invested in an advanced video conferencing system, accommodating several sites at once and allowing us to have face-to-face meetings without travel. The system has since been developed further with more video conferencing rooms and we have also introduced a desktop solution for videoconferencing and easy sharing of documents. The systems are well used and are an excellent alternative to travelling.