As part of the company’s carbon footprint reduction agenda under the global ‘Sony Greener World’ initiative, the Mumbai office of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI), is switching to 100 per cent renewable electricity effective 1 September 2022. This green initiative will allow the organisation to save 2,500-2,700 tonnes of CO2 per year, which is equivalent to a 10 per cent reduction in the organisation’s overall carbon footprint in FY 22-23.
Pioneering sustainable shifts in the media and entertainment industry, this switch to the usage of 100 per cent renewable energy is a significant step for SPNI towards achieving its goal of 25 per cent carbon reduction by 2025. SPNI is a frontrunner in steering initiatives toward climate change within the Indian media and entertainment industry. The launch of the industry’s first sustainability guidelines for content production and the adoption of electric vehicles for employee commute, among others, is a testament to the company’s commitment to building a sustainable tomorrow.
SPNI CFO Nitin Nadkarni said, “It gives us enormous pride every time we, as an organisation, have the opportunity to engage in the mission of building a sustainable future. SPNI’s transition to a renewable energy-driven model of operation comes when India is on track to become an ‘Energy Independent’ nation by 2047. We are proud to embark on this journey on the anvil of our country’s 75th year of Independence – ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.”