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Sony pulls support from climate change campaign after 'tasteless video'

Sony is withdrawing from the climate change campaign 10:10 following a video aimed at building support for the initiative that graphically shows non-supporters being blown up. The company said that the video was "ill-conceived and tasteless".

French protests at Sony

France: 45 percent support workers who kidnap bosses

An opinion poll has shown that 45 percent of French citizens believe that radical action by workers facing pay cuts or redundancies to kidnap their bosses to force concessions is acceptable. 50 percent believe it to be unacceptable.

US: Companies put eco-patents into the public domain

IBM, Nokia, Pitney Bowes and Sony have announced that they have put 31 patented environmental technologies into the public domain for the benefit of society.

Japan: Sony named as most responsible Japanese company

According to a new survey released by the business newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Sony is the company that is most active in promoting corporate social responsibility in Japan.

Sony prepares for 'shock and awe' game

Sony has patented the term "Shock and Awe" as a trademark for use in a computer game on its PlayStation 2 platform.

Japanese manufacturers take the green lead

Sony - featured previously for its environmental programmes (see April 2001 stories) - and Toshiba, are intending to bring in new green accounting approaches that will track the amount of carbon dioxide emissions produced by their products throughout their lifecycle.

Japanese Firms Promote Environmental Improvements

Japanese companies are raising their profile in environmental protection.

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