How we ensure our products conform to environmental legislation

Environmental compliance


We take the necessary steps to ensure compliance with environmental legislation affecting our products and operations, including but not limited to:

  • Commission Regulation (EC) 1275/2008 with regard to eco-design requirements for standby, off mode electric power consumption of electrical and electronic household and office equipment.
  • Commission Regulation (EC) 278/2009 on External Power Supplies.
  • European Union Self-Regulatory Initiative to further improve the energy efficiency of Games Consoles (recognised under COM(2015) 178 final report of the European Commission).
  • The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) Directive (2011/65/EU).   
  • Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators.
  • Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.
  • Conflict minerals (Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act).
  • The European Union Regulation No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
  • Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
  • Timber and Timber Products (placing on the market) Regulation 2013 (European Timber Regulation No 995/2010).
  • Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency.
  • EU Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC).
  • Carbon Reduction Commitment (The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2013 No.1119).

Further information

For further information please see the Sony environmental page and our Modern Slavery Act page.