Updated on August 29, 2019
Sony has offices in a number of Central and South American countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru. These offices operate recycling programs designed to meet the needs of their particular areas. Here we introduce a joint project operated throughout Latin America as well as representative examples of Sony commitment to recycling initiatives.
Since 2010, Sony sales companies in Latin America-including Sony Mexico, Sony Inter-American, Sony Colombia, Sony Peru, Sony Chile, Sony Argentina and Sony Bolivia gradually launched the Green Service Program. Under this initiative, using participating companies' service networks, products and components that are under warranty but discarded during repair are appropriately treated. Also the e-waste generated by Sony sales companies facilities in Latin America are appropriately treated under this program as well. This program marks a shift in focus from simple disposal to the proper management and repair of products, helping Sony fulfill its responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of its products after they are sold and respond to the expectations of customers. In fiscal 2018, approximately 161 tons of scrap were collected and processed appropriately. Going forward, the companies will continue to implement the Green Service Program.
Sony encourages the customers to recycle their products under each recycling program in countries existing the take-back and recycling regulations.
In Mexico and Peru, Sony handles the individual take-back and recycling scheme through 13 collection points, and complies with the recycling regulation based on producer responsibility.
In Costa Rica and Colombia, Sony belongs to a collective scheme promoting take-back and recycling, and complies with the recycling regulation.