Epson and the Environment

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Epson is taking steps to comply with the labeling requirements in major countries around the world.

Compliance with Environmental Labels

An environmental label is a tool for making environmental declarations and providing other information about a product's environmental features or performance. The requirements for environmental labels are prescribed by various groups, including the International Standards Organization (ISO). The ISO defines the three types of environmental labels described below.

Indicates that the product has met the criteria set by a certified third-party organization.

A "self-declaration" label that indicates a company volunteers environmental information about its products.(Epson's ecology profiles and eco labels fall under the Type II category.)

Indicates that the environmental effects of a product throughout its life cycle - from raw material procurement through manufacturing, distribution, use, disposal and recycling - are analyzed using LCA methodology and that the results of such analyses are published as quantitative data. The accuracy and reliability of the claimed data must be verified before being made public.

Eco Labels Acquired In different Product Categories

  Type I
Country/ Region U.S. Germany China Taiwan South Korea Singapore Thailand Japan
Eco Label EPEAT® Blue Angel China Environmental Labelling Green Mark Eco-Label Green Label Thai Green Label Eco Mark
Inkjet Printers
(incl. MFPs)
 
Page Printers
(Laser & LED)
       
SIDM Printers        
POS Printers                
Label Printers                
Scanners            
Ink/ Toner Cartridges    
(Ink cartridge)

(Toner cartridge)
     
Paper              
Projectors        
Label Works                
PCs
(incl. monitors)
               
  Type II Type III Other
Country/ Region Europe Japan Worldwide Japan Japan/ U.S./ EU China
Eco Label THE ECO DECLARATION PC Green Label Epson Type II Environmental
Labelling Program
Eco-Leaf ENERGY STAR® 1 Energy saving regulations
Inkjet Printers
(incl. MFPs)
 
Page Printers
(Laser & LED)
     
SIDM Printers    
POS Printers      
Label Printers      
Scanners    
Ink/ Toner Cartridges            
Paper            
Projectors      
Label Works          
PCs
(incl. monitors)
       

1 The ENERGY STAR® Program is also being implemented by EFTA, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan. Third-party certification became a requirement in North America from January 2011.

For more on environmental labeling and environmental information on Epson products, please contact the Epson sales company in the country or region in which you live.

Epson's Type II Environmental Labelling Program

Our program is used to provide environmental information about products that is both transparent and reliable, in accordance with the ISO 14021 (JIS Q 14021) standard.
We have implemented programs for both eco labels and ecology profiles.

Eco Labels

The Epson Group started preparing to use eco labels from December 2009 to communicate the environmental features of its products and services to customers in a simple and straightforward way. The labels are displayed on communication tools such as brochures, product catalogs, and individual product boxes.

Epson Ecology Profiles

The environmental attributes of Epson brand products are published in the form of an "ecology profile." For finished products such as printers and scanners, the environmental attributes of the product as a whole, including but not limited to accompanying packaging material, supplies, and consumables, are published in the format specified by ECMA-3701. For electronic devices we use our own format to provide quantitative data regarding substances included in these products.

1 ECMA-370 specified requirements for environmental declarations established by the international standards organization ECMA International. "The Eco Declaration" is often abbreviated as "TED."

File for Company environmental profile PDF (175KB)

Please contact your country or region's Epson sales company for more information about the Eco Declarations.

Safety Data Sheets for Printer Consumables

To enable customers to safely and properly use Epson products, including consumable printer supplies (ink cartridges, toner cartridges, ribbon cartridges, etc.), Epson provides Safety Data Sheets (SDS), which describe a product's chemical content as well as how to operate, handle, and store the product.


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