On the path to achieving zero environmental footprint by 2050, the Mumbai office will undergo a complete shift to renewable electricity from 1st September 2022
National, August 12, 2022: 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 percent renewable electricity effective 1st 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% 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 percent renewable energy is a significant step for SPNI towards achieving its goal of 25% 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.
Nitin Nadkarni, CFO, Sony Pictures Networks India:
“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’.”
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The Company has several channels including Sony Entertainment Television (SET and SET HD), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel; MAX 2, another Hindi movie channel showcasing great India Cinema; MAX HD, a high definition Hindi movie channel airing premium quality films; WAH, the Hindi movies channel for rural markets; SAB and SAB HD the family-oriented Hindi comedy entertainment channels; PAL, a genre leader in rural Hindi speaking markets (HSM) showcasing the best of Hindi general entertainment and Hindi movies from its content library; PIX and PIX HD, Sony BBC Earth and Sony BBC Earth HD, the premium factual entertainment channels, Sony AATH, the Bangla entertainment channel; YAY!, the kids entertainment channel; Sony Sports Network – SONY SIX, SONY SIX HD, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD; SONY TEN 4, SONY TEN 4 HD; Sony मराठी, the Marathi general entertainment channel; SonyLIV – the digital entertainment VOD platform and Studio NEXT the independent production venture for original content and IPs for TV and digital media. The Company reaches out to over 700 million viewers in India and is available in 167 countries.
The Company is recognised as an employer of choice within and outside the media industry. It is a recipient of several awards, including India’s Best Companies to Work For 2021 by the Great Place to Work® Institute, India, ‘Aon Best Employers India’ awards in recognition of the company’s unique workplace culture and exceptional people practices, consistently ranking amongst India’s Top 10 Companies with Best Health & Wellness Practices by SHRM & CGP Partners and listed by Working Mother & AVTAR as one of the 100 Best Companies for Women in India.
The Company is in its 27th year of operations in India. Besides having overseas subsidiaries, it has a subsidiary MSM-Worldwide Factual Media Private Limited, and an affiliate, Bangla Entertainment Private Limited in India. For more information, log onto www.sonypicturesnetworks.com