Maintaining Healthy Relationships with Governments
Epson is a multinational corporation with operations around the world. Epson aims to contribute to the soundness of society by building healthy, transparent relationships with political, governmental and supervisory authorities in every region where it operates and by avoiding improper relationships and other unfair activities.
Political contributions are made in line with company regulations. Epson made no political contributions in the 2016 fiscal year.
Appointment as Chairing Company of the Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association (JBMIA)
In May 2016, Epson was appointed as the chairing company of the Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association (JBMIA) and Minoru Usui, president of Epson, was elected as the president of the JBMIA. JBMIA is an industry group that aims to promote the general development of business machines and the information system industry associated with them, developing the Japanese economy, and improving office environments.
The Association represents manufacturers of copiers, all-in-ones, printers, digital printing machines, data projectors, shredders, document management systems and so on. The Association has made policy recommendations and requested deregulation concerning the environment and trade both inside and outside governments and agencies, released statistics for office equipment shipped, and pursued standardization of various types of equipment. JBMIA will continue to respond to diversifying environmental regulations, strengthening cooperation with overseas organizations to build a global business system, and contributing to the development of industry and society.
Dialogue with Local Residents
Every year, Seiko Epson and Epson Group companies in Japan organize events to exchange ideas with the local residents of the communities in which we operate. We strive to build a positive relationship of trust with the community by cultivating a deeper understanding of our environmental initiatives and risk management system.