Some of the world’s major tech companies have pledged to eventually use 100 percent renewable energy. It’s a worthy goal that will help all of us. And now Sony is joining these companies today. The tech giant has confirmed that it’s aiming to use 100 percent renewable energy to power its global operations by the year 2040. It’s joining the RE100 initiative operated by the international NGO The Climate Group. Over 140 companies worldwide have committed to RE100 so far and more are sure to join.
Sony has confirmed that it wants to use 100 percent renewable energy for all of its business sites by 2040. To accelerate this, Sony will expand the use of renewable energy at business sites in China and North America. The locations in Europe have already achieved 100 percent renewable energy use, so they are off to a good start.
The company is also going to promote the installation of solar panels at manufacturing sites in Japan, Thailand, and other areas. Japan has many of Sony’s semiconductor manufacturing sites with the largest energy consumption within the Sony Group.
It will also establish an intracompany electricity transfer plan generated at Sony sites. But that’s not all. Sony will also consider powering its sites through electrical grids owned by power companies that are using in-house generation facilities which rely on renewable sources like solar. It seems like a good multi-pronged plan.
Their “Road to Zero” long-term environmental plan will chart a course to a zero environmental footprint for Sony’s operations and across the lifecycle of its products by 2050. Nice!