Jun. 6, 2017
Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd. ("Sony Life"), a wholly owned life insurance subsidiary of Sony Financial Holdings Inc., made a financial donation to The Eye Mate, Inc. ("Eye Mate"), on June 5, 2017. Through this donation to Eye Mate, which trains guide dogs for the visually-impaired people, Sony Life hopes to help these people participate in society.
Sony Life encourages employees to take part in social contribution activities as part of its corporate endeavors. Since the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, Sony Life has made financial donations every year to Eye Mate. Sony Life supports Eye Mate not only by collecting donations from its employees, but also by raising money through sales of Eye Mate charity goods. In this fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, Sony Life's employees donated ¥6.69 million for this purpose. Sony Life added its own special donation to this fund, raising the total contribution to ¥13.39 million. This donation raises Sony Life's cumulative contribution for training guide dogs to approximately ¥229.93 million.
Looking ahead, Sony Life will help as many visually-impaired people as possible participate in society through financial donations to Eye Mate.
Note: This is an English-language summary of a Japanese announcement made by Sony Life on June 6, 2017. The summary was prepared by Sony Financial Holdings, solely for convenience of non-Japanese readers.