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 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013
Energy use 236,422 192,476 158,299 145,694 142,685
Breakdown Oil/gas 41,301 31,825 34,267 32,954 28,685
Electricity 195,121 160,651 124,033 112,740 113,383
(CO2 equivalent: 10,000 t-CO2) 36.9 30.2 25.3 23.5 22.8
Overseas FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013
Energy use 96,188 99,738 92,736 90,242 86,639
Breakdown Oil/gas 3,990 3,962 2,652 2,175 2,970
Electricity 92,197 95,776 90,084 88,066 83,669
(CO2 equivalent: 10,000 t-CO2) 27.6 28.9 25.1 23.9 24.08

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 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013
CF4 1.5 1.9 1.3 1.2 1.1
C2F6 1.5 2.0 1.4 1.0 1.0
SF6 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.7
NF3 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2
Liquid PFC 1.5 1.6 1.3 0.6 0.7
Other 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2
Total 6.3 6.8 5.0 3.9 4.0

Overseas FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013
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 4.1 4.9 4.4 6.6 5.7
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4.1 4.9 4.4 6.6 5.7

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 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013
  0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Overseas FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013
  0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Note: The overseas figures do not include data for recently acquired facilities.

Industrial waste

unit: tons

Japan FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013
Total amount 17,462 16,812 14,866 12,557 12,586
Waste (disposed of) 284 375 282 244 411
Waste (recycled) 17,178 16,437 14,584 12,313 12,175
Valuable resources 3,441 2,274 2,397 2,665 2,589
Sent to landfill 69 221 232 278 496

Overseas FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013
Total amount 15,073 15,621 14,037 13,522 13,548
Waste (disposed of) 1,976 1,199 1,315 1,696 1,855
Waste (recycled) 13,097 14,422 12,722 11,826 11,693
Valuable resources 6,554 7,167 7,852 7,258 7,760
Sent to landfill 1,198 893 1,066 1,292 1,064

Water usage

Unit: 1,000m3

Japan FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013
  9,644 7,358 6,018 5,379 5,187

Overseas FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013
  3,124 3,133 2,437 2,321 2,173