Some of the world’s major tech companies have pledged to use eventually use 100 percent renewable energy and Sony is joining that list today. The Japanese tech giant has confirmed that it’s aiming to use 100 percent renewable energy to power its global operations by 2040. It’s joining the RE100 initiative operated by the international NGO The Climate Group. More than 140 companies worldwide have committed to RE100 so far.

Sony has confirmed that it aims to use 100 percent renewable energy for all of its business sites by 2040. To accelerate the use of renewable energy, Sony will expand the use of renewable energy at business sites in China and North America. Its locations in Europe have already achieved 100 percent renewable energy use.

The company is also going to promote the installation of solar panels at manufacturing sites in Japan, Thailand, and elsewhere. Japan has many of Sony’s semiconductor manufacturing sites with the largest energy consumption within the Sony Group.

It will establish an intracompany electricity transfer plan generated at Sony sites. 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 has adopted a “Road to Zero” long-term environmental plan which is going to chart a course to a zero environmental footprint for its operations and across the lifecycle of its products by 2050.

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