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Community Events

Children's Assistance Program (China)

Since 2012, Epson Wuxi Co., Ltd. (EWL) has worked through the China Charity Federation in Wuxi to provide assistance to economically disadvantaged children in the city who need financial aid to continue their education. In 2014, a total of 25 high school and vocational school students to whom EWL provided assistance over a period of three years successfully graduated.

Pencils and notebooks donated by the
management and employees of EWL

In June 2014, EWL management and employees also co-sponsored donations to an orphanage in the Tibet Autonomous Region and to an elementary school in Gansu Province. They donated multiple boxes of clothing (some 180 articles of clothing) and company-procured school supplies, such as pencils, erasers, notebooks, and books. A few months later, in September, they sent several more boxes full of clothing and new school supplies. EWL is committed to continuing sustained, meaningful assistance programs that meet local needs.

Community Beautification Activities (Global)

Epson offices around the world help keep their local communities clean and beautiful. Beautification activities not only keep our communities looking good, they also foster a spirit of community volunteerism and activism.

Lake Suwa Adopt Program
(cleanup program in Suwa, Japan)

Dong Jiangbin Park cleanup program
(Fuzhou, China)

Road Warrior cleanup activities
(Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.)

Case Study: Epson's Shiojiri Plant Recognized for Beautification Efforts (Japan)

Yuji Akatsu with certificate of
commendation and plaque in hand

Since 2007, employees at Epson's Shiojiri Plant have helped to beautify the local community by picking up trash and weeding along a river that runs by the plant. Every year the more than 600 employees of the Shiojiri Plant split up into five groups, and every month, from April through August, one of the groups goes out to beautify the community. Since 2010 they have also been carpeting the river bank with shibazakura, flowering plants in pinks, purples, and various other colors. In May 2014, the prefectural government showed its appreciation by recognizing the Shiojiri Plant with an award for its efforts to enrich the environment. Yuji Akatsu, manager of the W General Affairs Group, says, "I think there is value in activities that get everyone involved. It is an honor to be recognized for this program, which is now in its seventh year and has raised the consciousness of employees to environmental beautification."

Disaster Relief (Philippines)

An EPPI employee distributing
relief supplies

Epson makes charitable donations and other material forms of disaster relief in regions around the world.

In November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) devastated cities and towns in the central Philippines. Epson Precision (Philippines) Inc. (EPPI) and Epson Philippines Corporation (EPC) contributed to the relief effort through donations to Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), a foundation that is providing local relief and recovery assistance. Money for the donations was raised through employee cash donations and by using money originally budgeted for employee events, such as a Christmas party. Epson Group companies around the globe also took up collections and donated the funds to disaster-struck areas through organizations such as the Red Cross.

Epson also donated money to PBSP after the Philippines was hit by an earthquake and another typhoon. EPPI employees, meanwhile, traveled to stricken regions to distribute rice, beans, canned goods, and other food supplies.

Donating Information Equipment to Schools (China)

A lesson being taught using equipment
donated by Epson

In 2009, Epson (China) Co., Ltd. (ECC) began an assistance program to help introduce more information technology into classrooms in Western China. Under this program, ECC donates and installs projectors, PCs, and peripheral equipment to eligible schools, thus equipping them to provide computer-based learning. ECC also provides training courses for teachers, to enhance their knowledge of how to use the donated information equipment.

Teachers from Yunnan receiving training

In 2013, ECC outfitted six elementary and middle schools in Yunnan Province with projectors, PCs, and other information equipment and invited 40 elementary and middle school teachers to East China Normal University, in Shanghai, for a one-week training course.

To date, ECC has provided equipment to 24 elementary and middle schools in Shanxi, Gansu, and Qinghai Provinces, and a total of nearly 200 teachers have participated in training courses. Going forward, ECC will continue to help to provide a better learning environment and to increase knowledge of information equipment in the classroom.

Assisting Hong Kong's "i Learn at home" Program

Epson Hong Kong Ltd. (EHK) is assisting the Hong Kong government's "i Learn at home" internet learning program.

Printers offered at an affordable price
to eligible families through the program

This five-year program, which was launched in 2011, aims to help students from low-income families in Hong Kong undertake web-based learning at home and improve their performance. The government conducted a mid-term review after the second year of the program and recommended that printers be added to the list of required equipment to allow students to print homework and information from the web. EHK, in cooperation with The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong and the non-governmental organization (NGO) WebOrganic, will offer inkjet printers at affordable prices to more than 200,000 eligible families.

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Blood Drive (Philippines)

Employees waiting in line to give blood
Employees donating blood

Epson Precision (Philippines), Inc. (EPPI), in partnership with the Batangas chapter of the Philippine Red Cross and with cooperation of EPPI employees, has participated in Red Cross blood drives since 2000.

To further promote participation, Epson began a group blood donation program in fiscal 2013 under the slogan, "Give blood, save lives." Under this program, employees and members of their families can give blood once a month at any time of day between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Special events, including medical checkups and lectures on blood type for first-time donors, were held to raise employee interest.

In fiscal 2013, the Philippine Red Cross recognized EPPI for its efforts by presenting the company with a certificate honoring its ongoing support and contributions. In addition, three employees received Blood Galloner Awards for their individual contributions.

Epson Portland Recycling Event

Household hazardous waste
collection event

Epson Portland Inc. (EPI) hosted a variety of earth-friendly events in April during its Energy Conservation & Earth Awareness Month.

At its twelfth annual Earth Day Electronics Collection & Document Shredding event in 2013, EPI invited employees and neighboring businesses to bring their unwanted electronics and papers for responsible disposal. The company also provided collection buckets throughout the month where employees could drop off their used batteries from home. Again this year, EPI partnered with a regional government agency to hold a household hazardous waste collection event at which members of the community were invited to drop off old paint, anti-freeze, oil and other toxic trash. All of the collected waste was hauled from EPI for reuse, recycling, or safe disposal.