Epson and the Environment

Production

Substance Management

Epson uses its "E-Chem" chemical data management system to centrally track information on chemical substances used at Epson sites around the world. We are engaged in ongoing efforts to reduce the quantities of chemicals used and to moderate emissions of pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR) substances and volatile organic compounds (VOC).

Using fiscal 2006 emissions as a benchmark, all Epson business units managed and met their fiscal 2013 targets for reducing emissions. In addition, we are building trust relationships by making our substance data available to the public and by creating opportunities to exchange opinions with members of the local community.


29% Reduction

PRTR Substance emission
(compared to FY2006)


53% Reduction

VOC emission
(compared to FY2006)


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