Epson and the Environment

Environmental Vision 2050

In 2008, Epson established its Environmental Vision 2050 as a long-term guide for environmental action, and has since been working to realize the vision.

Environmental Vision 2050 Capacity Biodiversity


Epson has set key conditions below to work towards achieving "Environmental Vision 2050."

  1. Reduction of CO2 emissions by 90% across the entire product life cycle
  2. Inclusion of all products in the resource reuse and recycling loop*
  3. Restoration and preservation of biodiversity as a member of the ecosystem, together with local communities

Environmental Vision 2050 in more detail

Reduction of CO2 Emissions

Business actions to minimize environmental Impacts

Resource recycling loop

Approach to biodiversity


Environmental Vision 2050 and backcasting*

Epson's approach

The environmental conservation is an important global issue. Epson strives to fulfill its corporate responsibility by addressing environmental issues, with, for example, a CFC-elimination program in the 1980s. We set midterm goals for each important milestone year and make steady progress on these to help us achieve the 2050 vision.

Under the Epson 25 Corporate Vision, we will provide products and services that contribute to the environment by making efficient use of energy and resources, by reducing the environmental impacts of production processes, and by reducing the environmental impacts of customers' business processes.

Glossary

Carrying capacity

The amount of human activity and environmentally harmful materials (substances that degrade or pollute the environment) that can be supported without impairing the environment.
In "Environmental Vision 2050" carbon dioxide is cited as a representative environmentally harmful material, and the environmental carrying capacity is assumed to be the capacity of the Earth's natural environment to support it.

Biodiversity

Biological diversity, i.e. the existence of diverse forms of life in a given ecosystem.
The Convention on Biological Diversity defines this term as "the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.

Resource recycling loop

A system in which the input of new resources is gradually reduced by repeatedly reusing and recycling resources used in earlier products.

Backcasting

A planning technique in which a desired outcome or goal is envisioned and planned before the scenario for achieving the outcome or goal is devised.