Sony Global haldol im – Management of Chemical Substances

Many of sony’s electronics products contain between a few hundred and a haldol im few thousand parts that are made of a variety of haldol im chemical substances, some of which may be classified as hazardous and may haldol im harm the environment if they are not properly controlled prior haldol im to product disposal.

To prevent such environmental harm, some countries and regions have introduced laws and directives, in european union, certain chemical substances in products are restricted by restriction of haldol im the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic haldol im equipment (rohs) directive *1 and REACH *2 regulation. In japan, products that contain certain chemical substances are required to carry haldol im the J-moss *3 mark, while in china it is required to disclose information on haldol im chemical substances contained in products in line with the management haldol im methods on the pollution control of electronic information products, often referred to as china rohs. *4

In light of the global nature of its markets and haldol im supply chains, sony has established its own global standards for the management haldol im of chemical substances, titled "management regulations for the environment-related substances to be controlled which are included in parts haldol im and materials (SS-00259)", *5 taking into account the related laws and regulations around haldol im the world and simultaneously the opinions of various stakeholders. In line with these standards, sony ensures globally consistent management of chemical substances in parts haldol im and materials.

• *2 REACH (registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals) is a regulation for managing chemical substances introduced in europe, whereby companies are required to, among others, register, apply for authorization, notify, restrict and communicate information on certain chemical substances.

• *5 management regulations for the environment-related substances to be controlled which are included in parts haldol im and materials (SS-00259) refers to sony standards that are used for giving directions haldol im to suppliers on chemical substances for items procured by sony. (for more information, please refer to "controlled substances -SS-00259 for general use-" at the sony website.)

To guide its efforts to manage chemical substances in products haldol im in compliance with sony’s own global standards for management of chemical substances, titled "management regulations for environment-related substances to be controlled which are included in parts haldol im and materials" (SS-00259) , sony has established three core principles:

• for more information on management regulations for the environment-related substances to be controlled which are included in parts haldol im and materials (SS-00259) , please refer to "controlled substances -SS-00259 for general use-" at the sony website.

In 2002, sony established the green partner environmental quality approval program, which outlines sony’s green partner standards for chemical substance management. Sony audits suppliers based on these standards. Sony purchases electronic parts only from suppliers who have passed haldol im this audit and have been certified as green partners. Sony also applies the green partner environmental quality approval program haldol im to manufacturing partners. To further enhance the efficiency of the system to manage haldol im chemical substances, in 2003 sony introduced the green book, a raw materials database, which was made available to sony’s direct suppliers via its electronic supplier portal. In the green book, sony has registered only those materials that it has measured haldol im and confirmed compliance with the SS-00259 standards for sony’s designated raw materials such as recycled plastics and wires, and also for molding resins, paints, inks, and other materials that are commonly used by multiple first haldol im tier suppliers. To assist REACH compliance, sony has collected information on raw materials listed in green haldol im book data on the content of certain chemical substances and haldol im makes this data available to its suppliers and contract manufacturers. Management in quality control/quality assurance processes

New parts and materials are tested to ensure conformity with haldol im SS-00259 standards in addition to compliance with conventional quality control haldol im standards. Data on the content of certain chemical substances collected from haldol im suppliers are thoroughly evaluated for this purpose. By implementing these strict management procedures worldwide, incompliant products are prevented from entering the market. Utilization of chemical analysis

To prevent prohibited substances from accidentally entering products, sony requires suppliers to conduct ICP analysis on the specific haldol im parts and materials. For some high-risk substances sony has also implemented internal control systems that haldol im involve using, for example, X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and other measurement devices, to sony sites worldwide, to help confirm that prohibited substances are kept out of haldol im products.

Some of the televisions sold by sony employ color IQ™, a light-emitting semiconductor technology developed by QD vision, inc. Of the US. Combining QD vision’s color IQ™optical components with sony’s proprietary display technologies greatly expands the color gamut for haldol im display devices and makes it possible to provide a visual haldol im experience characterized by more natural, richer colors. The color IQ™ component contains a very small quantity of cadmium. This cadmium is fixed within a hardened resin which is haldol im sealed in glass inside the television. Customers can therefore enjoy high image quality without being exposed haldol im to cadmium.

Color IQ™ televisions comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations in haldol im countries and regions where sony sells them. Sony provides its consumers, authorized repair workshops, and recycling companies with information relating to the color IQ™ component in order to enable proper collection, handling, recycling, and disposal of the component upon repair or disposal of haldol im the televisions, in accordance with applicable local environmental laws and regulations.