Corporate Citizenship

Community Events

Participating in the Establishment of the Cikarang Japanese School (Indonesia)

PT. Indonesia Epson Industry (IEI) helped to establish a Japanese school in the Cikarang region in the eastern part of the Jakarta metropolitan area.

Many Japanese companies operate in the industrial parks around the Cikarang region, but the only Japanese school in Jakarta was the Jakarta Japanese School (JJS). Employees and their accompanying family members lived in central Jakarta out of necessity because the area is close to the Japanese school. It is, however, far from the Epson Indonesia plant. Therefore, in 2017, a community of Japanese industrial leaders established the Japanese School Establishment Committee, chaired by IEI President Eiichi Abe.

The Cikarang Japanese School (CJS) was opened in short order, in April 2019, and a ceremony was held in November. Masafumi Ishii, the Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia, joined the people involved in the school's founding, the faculty, and the students and their guardians to celebrate the opening of a school that Japanese children in the Cikarang area can attend. IEI President Abe served as the Vice Chairman of the JJS Maintenance Association, which is responsible for the CJS, until March 2020, and since April has been a member of the CJS steering committee.

Japanese School, Cikarang
Ambassador Ishii (3rd from left) and IEI President Abe (1st from right) who attended the memorial ceremony

Flood Disaster Relief Volunteer Effort (Japan)

A typhoon caused widespread flooding in Japan in October 2019. Seiko Epson's management and labor union jointly sponsored two groups of 113 employee volunteers to help with the cleanup effort in the Chikuma river area of Nagano Prefecture, where a failed levee resulted in massive flooding. Volunteers were divided into teams of several people each to help restore homes and buildings, both inside and out, by removing mud and cleaning residents' belongings. They also worked in apple orchards to clear away the heavy clay-like mud that had accumulated at the base of the trees to save next season's harvest.

Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival Sponsorship (Japan)

Seiko Epson helps to stimulate the local economy and community by serving, since 1956, as a sponsor of the annual Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival, held in the city of Suwa, Nagano prefecture, where the company is headquartered. An incredible 40,000 fireworks explode over the lake, their sound reverberating off the surrounding hills. The display ends with a cascade of sparkles along a two-kilometer stretch of the lake. This festival, one of the largest in Japan, is a local summer tradition that attracts some 500,000 visitors.

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 of this program to "290 Days of Social Commitment" in FY 2017 because the number of employees had increased to 290. As a part of this activity, EDG provided an opportunity to learn about recycling by making new paper from old newspapers at a local kindergarten in FY2019. It also helped nursing homes with gardening, repairing, painting benches and cleaning up.

Movie Screenings (Taiwan)

Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading Ltd. (ETT) has held movie screenings at elementary schools throughout Taiwan since 2009 to entertain children in the community. ETT provides the projectors and movies used at the venues. In FY2019, ETT showed movies 220 times at 66 schools. They were able to deliver the fun of movies to children in both urban and rural communities.

Response to the Novel Coronavirus ("COVID-19") (Global)

COVID-19 is continuing its spread across the world and the situation remains precarious. Epson mostly focuses its efforts towards the safety of the medical community, and also tries to contribute to your safety and security wherever possible.

Main Supporting Activities (as of the end of July 2020)

(The activities are in alphabetical order)

Year / Month Region Recipient Details of assistance rendered Organization
Feb. 2020 China Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, China Provided protective clothing Epson Surface Engineering (Zhenjiang) Co., Ltd.
Jan.-Feb. 2020 China Leishenshan Hospital and Huoshenshan Hospital through Wuhan city's general charitable organization Provided 51 printers and the necessary supplies for these printers to enable the operation of a temporary hospital
Epson (China) Co., Ltd.
Started Feb. 2020 China Shenzhen City, Nanshan District's Corona Virus Expense Control Department Provided temporary loan of a part of Epson's warehouse space. The space was used as an office that housed temporary goods and disease control supplies such as disinfectant and alcohol, etc. Epson Engineering (Shenzhen) Ltd.
Apr. 2020 Indonesia Batam's hospitals, medical institutes, and healthcare offices that are involved in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic 1,240 medical masks, 800 aprons, 2,000 gloves, 400 shoe covers, 27 sets of protective clothing, 8,000 ml of disinfectant PT. Epson Batam
May 2020 Indonesia Jakarta's Yasni (orphanage), Daarul Rahman (orphanage) Provided breakfast, food, daily necessities, nutritional supplements, and various sanitary items for 150 people living in orphanages PT. Epson Indonesia
May 2020 Indonesia Makassar Mardiyah (orphanage) Provided breakfast, daily necessities, nutritional supplements, and various sanitary items for 55 people living in an orphanage together with financial support for operating the orphanage
May 2020 Indonesia Bandung Panti Asuhan Mardiah (nursing home) Provided nutritional supplements, daily necessities, and various sanitary items for 38 people living in a nursing home together with financial support for operating the nursing home
May 2020 Indonesia Surabaya Ar-Rochim (orphanage) Provided breakfast, daily necessities, nutritional supplements, and various sanitary items for 50 people living in an orphanage together with financial support for operating the orphanage
May 2020 Indonesia Business partners Provided various sanitary items such as masks and disinfectant for 109 people
May 2020 Indonesia Members of the media Provided honey, nutritional supplements, and various sanitary items such as masks, face shields, and disinfectant for 50 people
Mar.-Jun. 2020 Indonesia Bekasi regency's Annisa Hospital and West Java, Karawang's Labour Office Provided 34,000 medical masks, 50,000 ml of disinfectant, 50,000 ml of hand soap, and 42 sets of protective clothing PT. Indonesia Epson Industry
Jul. 2020 India PM CARES Fund (The Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund) Provided financial assistance Epson India Pvt. Ltd.
Apr. 2020 Japan Yamagata prefecture, Sakata area's medical association Provided 1,500 medical masks Tohoku Epson Corporation
Apr. 2020 Japan Osaka city's hospital Provided temporary loan of projectors that were used inside the hospital to support the increase in meetings on the topic of COVID-19 Epson Sales Japan Corporation
Apr. 2020 Japan Facilities involved in fighting the coronavirus in Fukuoka prefecture Provided consumables and a temporary loan of computers and inkjet printers. These were used in communication between infected people and doctors at task forces and hotels that opened their doors to people with a mild infection.
May 2020 Japan Independent Administrative Institution: Japan Organization of Occupational Health and Safety Provided 10 sets of protective clothing, 30 shoe covers, 30 protective masks and 30 protective glasses Seiko Epson Corporation
Jun. 2020 Japan The educational field through Nagano's Prefectural Board of Education Provided 5,000 face shields
Jun. 2020 Japan Akita prefecture's Ogachi Central Clinic Provided 200 foldable medical masks Akita Epson Corporation
Jun. 2020 Japan Akita University Hospital Provided 1,000 foldable medical masks
Jul. 2020 Japan Vocational school students Offered tuition fee exemption under a support system provided by Epson's vocational school for students who have been financially affected by the pandemic Epson Information Science Vocational School
Started Apr. 2020 Japan Facilities involved in fighting the coronavirus in Chiba prefecture Provided a temporary loan of inkjet printers. These were used for communication between infected people and doctors at hotels that opened their doors to people with a mild infection. Epson Sales Japan Corporation
Started Apr. 2020 Japan Facilities involved in fighting the coronavirus in Kanagawa prefecture Provided consumables and a temporary loan of inkjet printers. These were used for communication between infected people and doctors at hotels that opened their doors to people with a mild infection.
May-Jun. 2020 Japan Medical facilities in Nagano prefecture involved in treating people infected with the coronavirus Provided 5,660 face shields and 102,000 medical masks Seiko Epson Corporation
May-Jun. 2020 Japan Local food service industry and farmers Supported local restaurants by offering take-out lunches for employees and supported local fruit farmers (of cherries, blueberries and peaches, etc.) by selling their products at Epson sites in Japan
Mar. 2020 The Philippines Batangas's health care workers Provided 1,000 medical masks, 142 protective glasses, 56 protective caps, 66 protective jackets, 75 protective pants, 800 washable gloves, 53 sets of protective clothing Epson Precision (Philippines), Inc.
Apr. 2020 The Philippines Laguna's health care workers Provided 1,000 medical masks, 40 protective glasses, 2,000 nitrile powdered gloves
Apr. 2020 The Philippines Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center and Quirino Memorial Medical Center Provided both hospitals with two inkjet printers Epson Philippines Corporation
Apr. 2020 Singapore Singapore Economic Development Board Provided financial assistance to support the medical organizations of Batam, Indonesia Singapore Epson Industrial Pte. Ltd.
May-Jun. 2020 U.K. Telford's hospice and welfare facilities Provided 255 internally manufactured face shields
Epson Telford Ltd.
Mar. 2020 U.S. Oregon Food Bank Provided financial assistance Epson Portland Inc.
Mar. 2020 U.S. Oregon Wheels People (food bank) Provided financial assistance
Mar. 2020 U.S. Tuality Healthcare Foundation Provided medical gloves and protective clothing
Jun. 2020 U.S. Hillsboro Community Foundation Provided financial assistance