TOKYO, July 26 (Kyodo) -- Sony Corp. said Tuesday its group reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 31 percent in fiscal 2010 from fiscal 2000 to about 1.53 million tons in terms of carbon dioxide, easily accomplishing its target of a 7 percent cut.
Sony said the accomplishment is due to active energy-saving efforts at group establishments, such as by introducing the latest plant equipment.
The Japanese electronics maker also achieved its goals of reducing waste materials by 40 percent and water usage by 20 percent during the decade, with respective cuts of 54 percent and 41 percent.
But it failed to achieve its goal of cutting volatile organic compound emissions by 40 percent, logging only a 35 percent cut as it increased the production of semiconductors amid difficulty in replacing solvents used in the production process.
Sony said the data were confirmed by a third-party organization.