Recycling Event (USA)
For the past 15 years, Epson Portland Inc. (EPI) has set aside every April as a month to think about energy conservation and the global environment. During this month, employees hold a recycling event. In 2016, people brought in 280 kg of unneeded electronic devices and 230 kg of used paper.
Along with this, EPI held an event in partnership with the local government to collect harmful household waste. More than 200 area citizens brought in old paint, used drum cans, and other materials. The collected waste was taken from EPI to a waste processing plant, where it was all appropriately processed.
Beautification Project (China)
Since 2009, Epson Precision Suzhou Co., Ltd (EPSZ) has been holding parent-child cleanup events as a way to contribute to a healthy community environment and to educate children about the environment.
In November 2015, approximately 50 employees and their family members participated in a cleanup of a local park, where they picked up and sorted trash. Tourists who saw the eager volunteers gave us a few words of appreciation. Through this event, the child volunteers learned about taking the initiative to protect the environment.
Every year on the last Saturday in March, EPSZ also participates in activities such as "Earth Hour," a lights-off event during which employees stop using electricity from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Planting Trees to Protect Water Resources (China)
In April 2015, Epson Engineering (Shenzhen) Ltd. (ESL) volunteers planted trees along the banks of Gong Ming Dam, a water resource protection area in Shenzhen, China.
Some 90 employees and members of their families spent two hours planting more than 200 saplings to prevent sand and soil from washing into the Gong Ming dam and protect this precious source of water. Since 2001, 785 volunteers from ESL have been planting trees in the community surrounding its business sites. ESL is committed to continuing environmental conservation programs to preserve the environment for children.
Donations Tied to Used Cartridge Collection (Japan)
Seiko Epson participates in various programs for donating to environmental bodies, environmental groups, and environmental causes. Amounts are tied to the number of used ink cartridges and toner cartridges collected.