Is Sony the most "green" manufacturer?

(Image credit: Sony)

In a recent news release following Sony's Corporate Strategy Meeting for 2022 the company outlined several of its important environmental goals, the main one being "accelerating its goal of achieving carbon neutrality throughout the entire value chain... by ten years from 2050 to 2040."

In the modern era, the environment is at the forefront of everyone's mind, whether they're at the business or consumer end of things. And while the photographic industry norms of making, buying and upgrading cameras every few years certainly can't be good for sustainability, photography manufacturers are all still very keen to reduce their own impact on the environment at the source – and advertise it to us at the same time. Some more cynical customers might call this greenwashing, but Sony has long had the environment in mind when it comes to the lifecycle of its products.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.