Cancer Treatment Program with AMANC (Mexico)
Since Jun 2017, Epson de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (EMSA) supports a project managed by AMANC, an association devoted to assisting children with cancer, by encouraging employees to collect PET* plastic materials, which is then donated to AMANC.
Thanks to this initiative, EMSA has achieved the objectives of both helping children receive cancer treatment, and of helping to conserve the natural environment. The original idea came from Berenice Alvabera, a socially responsible Epson employee, who had already began coordinating a similar collection project among her Epson colleagues.
EMSA has so far contributed with 320 kg of PET materials.
* PET: Polyethylene terephthalate
Link to official website (Spanish)
Recycling and helping program
|50 kg PET/12 US$||1 meal in AMANC Center||Food service|
|100 kg PET/24 US$||3 daily transfers to AMANC Center and Hospital||Transportation service|
|200 kg PET /48 US$||2 nights in AMANC Center||Hostel service|
290 Days of Social Commitment (Germany)
Epson Deutschland GmbH (EDG) has been running its "190 Days of Social Commitment" program since 2008. The program began when 190 EDG employees each took one day of paid leave at their own convenience to serve the community by volunteering their time at social welfare facilities or schools in the area around the Meerbusch office. EDG changed the name to "290 Days of Social Commitment" in the 2017 fiscal year because the number of employees had increased to 290. As part of this program, 15 EDG volunteers earned community appreciation by painting benches and planting flowers in a garden of a care center for children.
Movie Screening and Painting Contest (Taiwan)
Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading Ltd. (ETT) has held movie screenings at elementary schools throughout Taiwan starting in 2009. The purpose of the movie screening is to demonstrate Epson's projector technology and to show children enjoyable films. ETT provides the projectors and movies used at the venues. So far, screenings have been held in about 2,900 locations, with a total of approximately 153,000 people participating.
ETT has also held a painting contest since 2010 using the movie as the subject. Every year between 1,300 and 2,000 works are submitted by the children. They are judged by prominent journalists and artists, and outstanding works receive an award.