Sony Europe Uses 100% Renewable Energy

Sony Europe (NYSE: SNE) announced Thursday that its major locations were powered by 100% renewable resources in fiscal year 2008.

32 Sony Europe facilities with more than 100 employees purchased a
combined 190 million kilowatt hours of renewably sourced power–independently certified by Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC)

In addition, the company said globally it reduced 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through renewable energy use and offsets in FY08.

“Our 32 largest sites in Europe use electricity from 100% renewable sources” said Serge Foucher, Executive Vice President of Sony Europe. “However, we are not complacent. We are well aware that making our products and operations more energy efficient is a key part of reducing our overall CO2 emissions, and this is a key focus for us."

Sony said its latest BRAVIA Eco TV “WE5” consumes 50% less energy than previous comparable models and Sony has made shipping more efficient by reducing packaging and unit size and moving towards less CO2-intensive forms of transport such as rail, sea or barge transport.

Sony has said it will reduce carbon emissions associated with its North American DVD manufacturing by 2 million pounds by 2010.

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