global partners we proudly partner on global efforts that help develop and sustain communities around the world.

world wildlife fund

Sony is actively committed to fighting global warming. As part of this effort, we joined the World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers Program in 2006, and have been working toward the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions since then.

conservation international

In 2010, Sony Corporation and Conservation International teamed up to bring compelling 3D photography to Suriname's Central Nature Reserve in South America. Sony provided Conservation International with NEX-5 interchangeable lens digital cameras with 3D capabilities to capture some of the first-ever 3D images in the area.

The forests of Suriname play an important role in mitigating the effects of global climate change. Conservation International and Sony hope that by sharing these 3D images with people throughout the world, they'll be able to further spread the knowledge and contribute to the field of biodiversity conservation.

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South Africa Primary Education Support Initiative (SAPESI)

Sony Electronics Inc. has joined forces with other Sony group companies partnering with SAPESI in support of the South Africa Mobile Library Project, a part of the South African Department of Education's efforts to improve literacy levels across the country. Employees have donated nearly 1,000 books for children supporting the project. Also, Sony has established an external support network of key recycling partners from its Take Back Recycling program to enable public donations of gently used children books around the country. We collected over 1600 children books in November 2012 through over 70 drop off locations of the recycling program partners. For more about the project and Sony's engagement, visit

national & local partners
our national and local initiatives help protect the planet, beginning with our own backyard.

responsible recycling

On July 20, 2011, Sony Electronics reaffirmed this commitment by partnering with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Sprint, and Dell to promote better management of discarded electronics by working solely with certified recyclers under the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship. This year, Sony Electronics has renewed its commitment for responsible recycling of electronics by participating in the EPA Sustainable Material Management Electronics Challenge launched in September 2012.

Our partnership with the EPA and other stakeholders will help as we continue to strive for our "Road to Zero" goal of zero waste and zero environmental impact throughout the complete life cycle of all our products and related services.

smarter transportation

Sony Electronics is a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay logistics partner. SmartWay Transport is the EPA's flagship program for improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution from the transportation supply chain industry. Sony Electronics is committed to maximizing its usage of SmartWay carriers in meeting customer requirements.

student conservation association

Sony Electronics recently partnered with Student Conservation Association to become the official technology sponsor for the organization's nationwide bus tour. Sony contributed a number of products to outfit the custom biodiesel RV, which was designed by Southwest Airlines. SCA was named a finalist for the 2012 Cause Marketing Halo Awards in the Best Events category for their tour40 project this past summer. SCA was named a finalist for the 2012 Cause Marketing Halo Awards in the Best Events category for their tour40 project this past summer.

i love a clean san diego

Sony Electronics is a sponsor of "I Love A Clean San Diego" and participated in several events including their annual Creek to Bay Cleanup, Kids' Ocean Day and California Coastal Cleanup Day. In 2012, more than 30,000 volunteers came out to lend a hand in keeping your neighborhoods, beaches, canyons and creeks clean! 359,000 pounds of trash and debris were picked up by volunteers, and that's no small feat! A higher percentage of that trash was recyclable to the tune of about 93,000 pounds.

corporate giving program
we're dedicated to supporting the communities where our employees work and live.

our corporate giving program

With funding from Sony USA Foundation, our Corporate Giving Program focuses on product donations that benefit education in the classroom and ecology. Interested in applying? We welcome requests for support throughout the year.

application guidelines

Requests must be submitted in writing and should include the following ionformation:

Our review process takes 6 to 8 weeks in order to carefully review your request and give it the attention it deserves. We reply to all requests.

Mail donation requests to:
Sony Electronics Inc.
Attn: Community Involvement MZ 1028
16530 Via Esprillo
San Diego, CA 92127