Preserving the Ocean (France)
Epson France S.A.S. (EFS) began providing support for the operations of The SeaCleaners, an association that will use the Manta, a catamaran powered by renewable energy, to collect, sort, and compact up to 250 tonnes of oceanic plastic waste before returning to land, where the plastic will be processed in waste treatment or recycling facilities. Since FY2018, EFS has provided the association with hardware support, including printers and projectors, for event and communication operations.
Coral Reef Transplant Project (Indonesia)
PT. Epson Batam (PEB) has been helping to back a coral transplant project on Abang Island since 2015 to preserve biodiversity. The project, which involves people from Indonesia’s fishing and tourist industries as well as government and NGOs, is growing coral reefs (coral gardens) by transplanting about 500 coral fragments every year over a gradually larger area. Residents of Abang Island are hopeful that the transplanted coral can improve the environment for fish and increase their numbers.
PEB’s environmental conservation programs have earned community recognition for excellence and have garnered environmental awards sponsored by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry for 10 consecutive years since 2010 (in 2019 it won the Green Proper Prize).
Beautification Activities (Global)
Epson employees around the world participate in local cleanup activities to keep our communities looking nice and to foster a spirit of community volunteerism and activism.
Started in 1992, employees of Epson Portland Inc. (U.S.) volunteer their time to pick up garbage several times a year along a section of U.S. Highway 26, which runs just north of the company.
PT. Epson Batam (Indonesia) participated in the National Waste Care Activity in March 2019. This activity was conducted in response to a call from administrative agencies such as Batam’s Ministry of Environment. At the coast of Tanjung Uma, 13 employees picked up plastics and organic waste, which they then delivered to a recycling facility.
Donations Tied to Used Cartridge Collection (Worldwide)
Seiko Epson participates in various programs for donating to environmental bodies, environmental groups, and environmental causes. Amounts are tied to the number of used ink cartridges and toner cartridges collected.