Corporate Citizenship

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Community Events

Taking Part in Forest Protection Event (Japan)

Employees and family members planting
beech trees

Akita Epson Corporation employees and family members joined a tree-planting event by the Ogachi fishery association of Akita Prefecture in June 2012. Begun in 2008, the event was held for the fifth year. Participants planted beech trees to protect water resources and increase vegetation.

As they planted new seedlings, they were able to see how the ones they had planted the previous year had grown.

Social Initiatives Mark ETT's 30 Years (Taiwan)

In celebration of 30 years of business, Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading Ltd. (ETT) held a series of community events in 2012 to express its appreciation to its loyal Taiwanese customers.

Movie screening

Case 1: Employee Volunteerism

Employees and family members held monthly events around Taiwan, planting trees, cleaning beaches, and showing movies at schools in areas with no theater nearby. All together, nearly 1,000 employees took part between March and October 2012.

Case 2: Limited Edition Printer Charity Auction

Thirty limited edition printers, decorated with illustrations by popular Taiwanese artist Mr. Eyeball, were sold in a charity auction. More than NT$1.2 million raised by auction and ink cartridge sales was donated.

Disaster Relief (Worldwide)

Epson and its employees engage in disaster relief for areas that are affected by flooding, typhoons, and other natural disasters. We help the rebuilding process by donating money, supplies and manpower.

Students, faculty and ETTH employees stand
behind the donated goods

To support the recovery from the mass flooding that Thailand experienced in October 2011, Seiko Epson and Epson Toyocom (Thailand) Ltd. (ETTH) donated information equipment (computers, projectors, etc.), learning materials, desks, chairs, provisions, and other supplies to five elementary schools near ETTH.

Helping Disaster Areas with Photo Prints (Japan)

"To everyone who helped the town of Otsuchi, Iwate recover from the earthquake and tsunami, we want to express our gratitude by showing how your support has helped our children." Epson helped this town put their thoughts onto paper by printing photo postcards.

In November 2011, the four elementary schools in Otsuchi held a joint road race. Employees from Epson Sales Japan brought equipment to take pictures of the event and print them out on post cards. All of the participants received a memorial photograph.

Afterwards, Epson Sales Japan donated poster-sized printouts of the participants and postcards with a "Thanks from Otsuchi" logo. We hope that someday, these postcards along with the children's smiles will make their way to the people of Japan.

Posting race results in real time

Postcards with a "thank you" logo

10th Recycling Event (U.S.)

In April, Epson Portland Inc. (EPI) employees held their annual recycling event. FY2011 marks the 10th year of the event. Employees collected old electronics, batteries, paper and other recyclables in cooperation with nearby businesses. More than 200 electronic devices were collected and properly discarded or recycled.

User paper is collected

EPI employees carry old electronics