Corporate Citizenship

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Social Welfare

Charity Run (Philippines)

EPPI Environment Manager Joyce Tan
(right) presents check to SOS Children's
Village Lipa Director Johnald Lasin

Epson Precision (Philippines), Inc. (EPPI) hosted "Takbo Para Sa Kalikasan 2013," a charity run, at the LiMA Technology Center in February 2013.

Instead of paying entry fees, runners were asked to bring in recyclables like PET bottles, newspapers, magazines, and cans. The many participants included EPPI employees, students from area high schools and universities, and employees of other businesses in the center. EPPI turned the goods in for cash and donated 13,466 pesos to SOS Children's Village Lipa, an NGO helping ill and disadvantaged children.

Clock-Making at Prefectural Children's Hospital (Japan)

In February 2012, Seiko Epson held a special "Make Your Own Unique Clock" lesson for students who attend school in the Nagano Prefecture Children's Hospital.

The lesson was held in response to requests from students who wanted to make something on their own. The children spent nearly half a month creating watch dials using photos and drawings and then used them in the lesson to create fun and charming clocks. Each clock was one of a kind and full of personality with family photos, drawings of cartoon characters and surprisingly sophisticated design elements.

Clock-making at a hospital school

Clocks overflowing with personality

Hospice Fundraising (U.K.)

Every month, employees at Epson Telford Ltd. (ETL) pool their loose change and donate it to hospice. Based on a desire to be socially engaged in some way, over 130 employees contribute to the fund, which goes to Severn Hospice, an independent charity in the U.K.

Employee participation in charity marathons and walks (Japan)

Epson ties charitable contributions to participation by employees and members of employees' families in running and walking events held in areas where Epson operates. Specifically, the company donates a fixed amount of money for each participant to social welfare facilities and organizations. Donations are made in the name of the participant and Epson.

In the 2011 fiscal year a total of 321 employees participated in four events in Japan: the Lake Suwa Half-Marathon (Nagano), the Lake Suwa Walk (Nagano), the Okuno Hosomichi Chokai Two-Day March (Yamagata), and the Fuchu City Kyodo Forest Walk (Tokyo). Epson has also been looking at charities that will help in the reconstruction effort in regions devastated by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

And, in fact, we donated equipment, including projectors and document imagers, to a social welfare corporation in the disaster-struck city of Minami Soma and provided aid to a foundation dedicated to reconstruction. A donation was also made to an organization that trains service dogs.

Employees participated in the Lake Suwa Half-Marathon