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 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Energy use 158,299 145,694 142,068 143,763 141,482
Breakdown Oil/gas 34,267 32,954 28,685 28,148 27,805
Electricity 124,033 112,740 113,383 115,615 113,677
(CO2 equivalent: KtCO2) 253 235 228 232 224
Overseas FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Energy use 92,736 90,242 86,639 84,416 82,895
Breakdown Oil/gas 2,652 2,175 2,970 2,571 1,551
Electricity 90,084 88,066 83,669 81,845 81,344
(CO2 equivalent: KtCO2) 251 239 240 236 230
Overseas FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Energy use
(kl/100 million yen)
29 28 23 21 21
Compared to FY2006: -27.0%
CO2 emissions
(ton/100 million yen)
68 68 56 53 49
Compared to FY2006: -26.5%

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: KtCO2

Japan FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
CF4 12.6 12.4 11.4 13.6 11.6
C2F6 13.6 10.1 10.2 11.9 11.7
SF6 6.4 5.5 6.6 9.0 5.7
NF3 1.4 2.8 2.5 3.9 3.5
Liquid PFC 13.3 6.4 7.3 11.4 11.5
Other 2.8 2.2 1.6 1.8 2.0
Total 50.1 39.5 39.7 51.8 46.0

Overseas FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
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 43.7 65.7 57.0 58.9 39.9
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Total 43.7 65.7 57.0 58.9 39.9

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.

Chemical substance emissions

Unit: tons

PRTR substance emissions FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Japan 2.3 2.1 2.1 1.7 1.4
Overseas 8.4 6.3 8.2 5.2 5.2

Per unit of sales
(consolidated)
FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Emissions
(kg/100 million yen)
1.21 0.99 1.03 0.64 0.60
Compared to FY2006: -40.6%

Unit: tons

VOC emissions FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Japan 110 95 79 80 67
Overseas 157 145 112 104 119

Per unit of sales
(consolidated)
FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Emissions
(kg/100 million yen)
30 28 19 17 17
Compared to FY2006: -37.8%

*PRTR: Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, VOC: Volatile Organic Compounds

Industrial waste

Unit: K tons

Japan FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Total amount 14.9 12.6 12.6 14.1 13.1
Waste (disposed of) 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.4
Waste (recycled) 14.6 12.3 12.2 13.6 12.7
Valuable resources 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.2
Sent to landfill 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.5

Overseas FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Total amount 14.0 13.5 13.5 16.2 15.3
Waste (disposed of) 1.3 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.3
Waste (recycled) 12.7 11.8 11.7 14.0 13.0
Valuable resources 7.9 7.3 7.8 9.3 8.6
Sent to landfill 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.3 2.1
Per unit of sales
(consolidated)
FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Waste
(ton/100 million yen)
3.3 3.1 2.6 2.8 2.6
Compared to FY2006: -13.2%

Water usage

Unit: K m3

  FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Japan 6,018 5,379 5,187 5,281 5,368
Overseas 2,437 2,321 2,173 2,296 2,349
Per unit of sales
(consolidated)
FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Water usage
(K m3/100 million yen)
0.96 0.91 0.73 0.70 0.71
Compared to FY2006: -42.2%