CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at SPE is responsible for the studio's strategic philanthropic efforts, cultural participation, and community outreach activities and supports the studio’s commitment to invest in partnerships with organizations and institutions that provide the tools and access to allow the next generation to discover, prepare for and pursue careers in the creative sector and entertainment industry. The CSR department works closely with the Diversity & Inclusion team, Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs), Sustainability department, Film and TV divisions, and SPE offices worldwide to achieve this goal.
To support this work, CSR has created robust initiatives and multi-stakeholder programs with non-profit organizations, providing the foundation on which the company can optimize its external impact and fulfill its role as a good corporate citizen. CSR accomplishes this by making connections, providing resources, fostering collaborations, and sharing expertise, at the local, city, county, state, national and global level as well as:
Partnering with organizations and institutions dedicated to promoting creativity and innovation, digital media arts and career readiness in creative industries for underrepresented youth and emerging talent.
Working collaboratively to build and protect sustainable communities.
Supporting the cultural vibrancy of the communities where SPE employees live and work.
Engaging Sony Pictures employees to volunteer and mentor youth to expose them to diverse career fields through workplace based, real-life experiences.
Empowering employees to engage and support causes that are important to them.
- CORPORATE GIVING
Information about the philanthropic efforts of our parent and sister companies and corporate giving guidelines can be found by visiting the Sony Corporation of America website by clicking here.
Eligible nonprofit charitable organizations may submit proposals throughout the year for Sony Pictures Entertainment's support by completing our online grant application.
Grants are evaluated for the project’s or program's expected outcomes and demonstrations of good community investments. Due to limited funds, priority is given to proposals supporting creative career pathways and workplace training as it relates to the entertainment industry. If you are seeking programming support, event sponsorship or in-kind donations, please fill out the corresponding applications. Please note: we concentrate our giving in the Culver City/Los Angeles County area.
NOTE: SPE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine which, if any, organizations and programs it will support. Sony Corporate Giving Guidelines may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice.
- COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
As we look to build equity and provide opportunities and career pathways to jobs in the entertainment sector for youth, Sony Pictures is dedicated to providing the tools and access to build a more diverse talent pipeline into the creative economy. We do this through collaboration, contribution and employee engagement in our SPE office communities and neighborhoods.
The company has helped establish and fund unique programs such as the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts and the Front & Center Theatre Collaborative with the Culver City Unified School District, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture Arts Ed Collective, the Entertainment Community Fund Teaching Artist Program and the Sony Pictures Media Arts Program – a collaborative initiative between Sony Pictures, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and California Institute of Art Community Arts Partnership.
Our human capital is our greatest resource and we celebrate employees through their participation in ACT, SPE's employee volunteer program. Volunteer partnerships have included the Midnight Mission, Baby2Baby, International Medical Corps, Big Sunday, Project Angel Food, Habitat for Humanity, Bottomless Closet, Heal the Bay and Meals on Wheels.
SPE employees also take part in the studio’s Passing The Torch mentoring initiative providing supportive environments to young people through partnerships with Young Storytellers, Good City Mentors, STEM Advantage and Reading Partners. Additionally, employees are able to partake in incentive programs such as matching gifts, dollars for doers, Greener World environmental grants, athletic team grants and cultural participation opportunities through the studio’s Celebration of Arts & Culture program.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION
Sony Pictures has a long history of entertaining diverse audiences. With our vast content across all genres and platforms enjoyed by hundreds of millions of people around the world, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do. Through a vibrant culture, which applauds individual talent, celebrates differences and values contributions from a diverse workforce, Sony Pictures offers a variety of resources for employees and partners. Some key initiatives include:
- SONY PICTURES ACTION
Sony Pictures Action is the multi-pronged social justice arm of our DEI strategy anchored on four pillars:
• Our People
• Our Content
• Our Partners
• Our Community
The Action Council, comprised of executives from across our businesses, spearheads initiatives in collaboration with dedicated subcommittees, Employee Business Resource Groups and the DEI Team.
Learn more about Sony Pictures Action here.
- DIVERSE DIRECTORS PROGRAM
Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program is committed to identifying and developing emerging directors from a wealth of different backgrounds and experiences. Through tailored education, training, and meetings this program aims to help talented creatives successfully transition into episodic television directing. The Program Participants meet with television producers, executives, showrunners, and are given the opportunity to shadow on a Sony Pictures Television show. For more information, please visit the website.
- RESPONSIBLE SOURCING
The Responsible Sourcing Program seeks to increase representation of diverse businesses and sustainable solutions. We value contributions from a robust, inclusive, and sustainable supplier network.
“At Sony Pictures Entertainment, Responsible Sourcing is not about “checking the box.” It’s about identifying and working with businesses that have superior skills and talent from every corner of our remarkable world. Simply put, we value different perspectives because it makes us a better company.”
Tony Vinciquerra Chairman & CEO Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
Responsible Sourcing is committed to economic equity, conscious sourcing, and providing a seat at the table for underrepresented voices. Sony Pictures has maintained a supplier diversity program aimed at inclusive sourcing since 1997.
Sony launched the "Road to Zero" environmental plan in 2010, with the ultimate goal of aiming for a zero environmental footprint. In 2022, in response to the increasingly serious global climate change risks, Sony made the decision to bring forward the target year of achieving the climate change targets by 10 years from 2050. We are moving forward with initiatives aimed at achieving net-zero throughout the entire value chain by 2040.
To make yourself visible to our sourcing team and stakeholders, please consider registering in our decentralized, diversity portal here. If you encounter registration issues please reach out to Supplier Support email@example.com.
RESPONSIBLE SOURCING CONTACT
Contact us at: Responsible_Sourcing@spe.sony.com to learn more.
- EMPLOYEE BUSINESS RESOURCE GROUPS
Sony Pictures’ Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) are communities within Sony formed by employees who share a commonality or interest. EBRGs provide their members with outlets to expand professional development, networking and community outreach opportunities, as well as promote a culture of understanding, acceptance, and inclusion. These groups are open to all Sony employees.
Sony Pictures is committed to playing our part towards achieving net zero across our business. We believe in leaving our world better than we found it, aiming to reduce our ecological footprint by pursuing policies and actions that combat climate change, preserve natural resources and protect the health and safety of our community. We have several programs in place that support our sustainability goals.
- ROAD TO ZERO PROGRAM
Road to Zero is Sony's global environmental plan, striving to achieve a zero environmental footprint throughout the life cycle of our products and business activities. For more information about Sony Corporation's global environmental initiatives, visit the environmental section of Sony’s CSR Web site.
As part of Road to Zero Sony Pictures recently announced our 2025 targets which include the elimination of single-use plastic, a 25% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and an international expansion of our Sustainable Productions program.
- A GREENER WORLD
Sony Pictures’ A Greener World empowers its worldwide employees to lower their footprint and get involved in protecting our environment at home and at work. We offer several workplace programs that encourage company-wide participation in sustainable living.
For more information please visit sonypictures.com/green.
- SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTIONS
Sony Pictures and its productions are committed to minimizing their impact on the environment by modeling sustainable behaviors both behind the scenes and on-screen. To support our corporate environmental targets, our Sustainability team works with features and television shows under its Sustainable Production Program, establishing environmental impact-reduction strategies at the core of each production's operations. Further, we take opportunities to positively portray sustainable behaviors on-screen, when appropriate.
For more information please visit sonypictures.com/green.
- SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
This Code of Conduct for Suppliers sets forth our expectations for doing business with our Company. This Code contains general requirements applicable to all SPE Suppliers. Particular Supplier contracts may contain more specific provisions addressing similar issues.
SPE expects that all its Suppliers comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries and regions in which we operate and to conduct business activities in an honest, ethical and responsible manner.
For more information please visit https://www.sonypictures.com/corp/codeofconductforsuppliers