Sony Corp. announced today that by the end of 2040, Sony will use 100% of its global operations in renewable energy sources.
In addition, SONY joined the "RE100" renewable energy initiative today. RE100 is a global initiative launched by the Climate Organization in 2014 to promote 100% renewable energy use, thereby significantly reducing carbon dioxide emissions and addressing climate change.
In fiscal year 2017, renewable energy accounts for 5% of SONY's global electricity consumption. Sony said today that in order to achieve the goal of 100% renewable energy use, Sony will increase the use of renewable energy in North America and China, and promote the installation of solar panels in Japanese and Thai manufacturing plants.
Kenichiro Yoshida, Sony's president and CEO, said in a statement: "Sony is happy to join the RE100 and promote the transition of the whole society to 100% renewable energy use."
In addition to SONY, other members of RE100 include Facebook, Google, Goldman Sachs and Microsoft. At the end of August this year, Facebook announced that it would slash greenhouse gas emissions. By the end of 2020, Facebook will operate 100% of renewable energy in the world.
Samsung also said in June that by 2020, it will use 100% of its factories, offices and operating facilities in the United States, Europe and China.
Google, by contrast, achieved its goal of 100% renewable energy use last year, and Apple did so in April. (Li Ming)
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