Epson and the Environment

Production

Global Environmental Data

Environmental data for the Epson Group's global operations are available here.



Energy usage

Unit: kl of crude oil

Japan FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014
Energy use 192,476 158,299 145,694 142,068 143,763
Breakdown Oil/gas 31,825 34,267 32,954 28,685 28,148
Electricity 160,651 124,033 112,740 113,383 115,615
(CO2 equivalent: 10,000 t-CO2) 30.2 25.3 23.5 22.8 23.2
Overseas FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014
Energy use 99,738 92,736 90,242 86,639 84,416
Breakdown Oil/gas 3,962 2,652 2,175 2,970 2,571
Electricity 95,776 90,084 88,066 83,669 81,845
(CO2 equivalent: 10,000 t-CO2) 28.9 25.1 23.9 24.0 23.6

Note:

  • In Japan we used an average value published by the Federation of Electric Power Companies as a conversion factor to calculate equivalent CO2 emissions from energy consumed. Outside Japan we used national emissions factors provided by the Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association (JEMA).
  • To calculate CO2 emissions from fuels both in Japan and abroad, we used the CO2 conversion factors published jointly by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of the Economy, Trade and Industry in Version 2.4 of a GHG emissions calculation and reporting manual.

Global warming substance emissions

Unit: 10,000t-CO2

Japan FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014
CF4 1.9 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.4
C2F6 2.0 1.4 1.0 1.0 1.2
SF6 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.9
NF3 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.4
Liquid PFC 1.6 1.3 0.6 0.7 1.1
Other 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
Total 6.8 5.0 3.9 3.9 5.2

Overseas FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014
CF4 0 0 0 0 0
C2F6 0 0 0 0 0
SF6 0 0 0 0 0
NF3 0 0 0 0 0
Liquid PFC 4.9 4.4 6.6 5.7 5.9
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4.9 4.4 6.6 5.7 5.9

Note: To calculate the CO2 equivalent of emissions of GHG other than CO2, we used conversion factors published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2001.

Hazardous chemical substance use (Targeted for elimination)

unit: tons

Japan FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014
  0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Overseas FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014
  0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Industrial waste

unit: tons

Japan FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014
Total amount 16,812 14,866 12,557 12,586 14,095
Waste (disposed of) 375 282 244 411 531
Waste (recycled) 16,437 14,584 12,313 12,175 13,564
Valuable resources 2,274 2,397 2,665 2,589 2,802
Sent to landfill 221 232 278 496 531

Overseas FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014
Total amount 15,621 14,037 13,522 13,548 16,175
Waste (disposed of) 1,199 1,315 1,696 1,855 2,159
Waste (recycled) 14,422 12,722 11,826 11,693 14,015
Valuable resources 7,167 7,852 7,258 7,760 9,205
Sent to landfill 893 1,066 1,292 1,064 1,329

* Totals do not add up in some cases due to rounding off of fractions.

Water usage

Unit: 1,000m3

Japan FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014
  7,358 6,018 5,379 5,187 5,281

Overseas FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014
  3,133 2,437 2,321 2,173 2,296