Sony named one of the world's most ethical companies

Sony recognised as worlds most ethical company
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Sony has been recognized as one of the world’s most ethical companies for the fifth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. The US leader in advancing ethical business practices selected 135 companies from 19 countries and regions across 46 industries, based on their dedication to governance, leadership and reputation, ethics and compliance, culture of ethics and environmental and societal impact.

While Sony is well known for making some of the best mirrorless cameras (opens in new tab), it’s not just tech that it excels in. Consumers are increasingly demanding that the brands they support uphold high standards of integrity and responsibility. People want to know that companies care about their customers, their carbon footprint and their staff – not just that they make amazing products. 

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By focusing on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, recognizing the importance of creating an environment where employees feel valued, and implementing inclusion programs around gender equality and unconscious bias, Sony has taken all the necessary steps to achieve a stronger, more engaged workforce. 

The company has also set ambitious goals to reduce its carbon footprint, increase its use of renewable energy sources, and has launched initiatives such as recycling used electronics in an attempt to reduce waste. 

"We are both pleased and proud that Ethisphere named Sony one of the world’s ,ost ethical companies for five consecutive years," said Kenichiro Yoshida, CEO of Sony Group Corporation. 

"Sony holds 'Integrity & Sincerity' as one of its important values across the group. Together, with our 110,000 employees who share these values, we will continue to manage Sony in an ethical manner with a long-term view and continue to spread Kando [emotion] to the world."

Other tech companies to be featured on the list include Dell Technologies, which makes some of the best monitors for photo editing (opens in new tab), John Deere, which recently released an AI tractor, and Best Buy (opens in new tab), a leading retailer of consumer electronics and cameras. 

Sony's recognition as one of the most ethical companies in 2023 is a testament to its commitment to doing business in a responsible and sustainable way. By prioritizing environmental sustainability, diversity, inclusion, transparency and accountability, it is setting an amazing example that we hope other companies will follow. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.