Maintaining Healthy Relationships with Government Agencies

Epson is a multinational corporation with operations around the world. Epson aims to contribute to the soundness of society by building healthy, transparent relationships with political, governmental and supervisory authorities in every region where it operates and by avoiding improper relationships and other unfair activities.

Political contributions are made in line with company regulations. Epson made no political contributions in the 2016 fiscal year.

Introducing Initiatives of the Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association (JBMIA)

The Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association (JBMIA) is dedicated to helping develop the Japanese economy and enhance office environments through the general development, improvement, and rationalizing of the industry for business machines and information systems incidental to them.

Seiko Epson President Minoru Usui was appointed to the post of JBMIA President in May 2016. He has pursued his duties in this position with a particular emphasis on three issues: building a foundation for leading the response to diverse environmental regulations, strengthening cooperation with overseas groups to respond to environmental changes that affect global business, and creating a stronger, more attractive association.

FY2017 is Usui's second year as association President, and as such he hopes to show some solid results. To respond to environmental regulations, the association is working in closer partnerships with other groups and relevant organizations in the ASEAN region and other newly emerging economies where markets are going through particular growth. To respond to environmental changes that affect global business, JBMIA is preparing for the next stage of negotiations over the ITA (the WTO's Information Technology Agreement), ramping up anti-counterfeiting measures, and promoting international standardization.

Further, the association is developing its activities and stimulating interest by expanding its lecture and seminar offerings for members as a forward-looking initiative. The JBMIA is also looking into expanding into new project domains and building on its appeal through initiatives designed to help solve society's problems.

Seiko Epson President Usui, second from right


Dialogue with Local Residents

Every year, Seiko Epson and Epson Group companies in Japan organize events to exchange ideas with the local residents of the communities in which we operate. We strive to build a positive relationship of trust with the community by cultivating a deeper understanding of our environmental initiatives and risk management system.

Local residents inspect a water purification system at
Epson's Head Office (after a meeting to exchange
opinions held in March 2017)