Globalisation of product energy efficiency requirements A Sony perspective Thomas Geruschkat Sony Environment, Occupational Health & Safety Affairs Europe (ESAE) Feb 19th, 2014 Sony Corporation Mobile Imaging Headcount (Consolidated) 146,300 (as of March 31, 2013) Game Consolidated Sales and Operating revenue (2012) 6,800,900 million yen (~ 63 bn euro) Medical Television 2 14.02.19 Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation Product energy efficiency regulations affecting Sony January, 2014 In effect In progress 3 14.02.19 Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation General remarks Large number of different national standards/requirements Large mix of policies, institutions, markets, product categories Different regions tend to favor own regulations Small deviations of requirements cause additional business burden 4 14.02.19 Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation Example: wide variety of TV energy labels Brazil Chile EU Turkey Philippines Singapore 5 14.02.19 China Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation Australia/ New Zealand Areas for possible alignment Alignment of test procedures Standardizing measurement methods via IEC is ideal Mutual recognition of in-house test results In-house (self-certification) test reports on AC adapters can be used for EU ErP Lot7, California, China, Mexico, Australia/New Zealand Alignment of energy efficiency requirements Positive examples: - Requirements of Energy Star “International Efficiency Marking Protocol for EPS” - ErP Lot 6 limit (Standby) is aligned with California, Canada Alignment of energy label design Template Unification of storage requirements on test reports 6 14.02.19 Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation Harmonization? Pro Contra • Reduce cost • Different user tastes (unification of design, standardised parts, less testing) (e.g. TV viewing patterns / Power Management timings; local tastes for audio volume; different levels of eco awareness) • Reduce trade barriers • Impact of different voltages • Increase knowledge of requirements and labels • Established schemes (e.g. Japanese Frontrunner vs. EU Ecodesign) We support harmonization, while we also support some case-by-case investigation to avoid unintended market distortion 7 14.02.19 Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation Summary Items for harmonization Product definitions / scope Requirements on energy efficiency Measurement method Formula (annual power consumption, efficiency) Acceptance of in-house test reports Design of Energy Label Unify global registration of data (e.g test reports) Storage period of test report data … and please don’t forget Some level of case-by-case reflection Sufficient transition period 8 14.02.19 Copyright 2014 Sony Corporation SONY is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Names of Sony products and services are the registered trademarks and/or trademarks of Sony Corporation or its Group companies. Other company names and product names are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of the respective companies.