Sustainability at Epson

Sustainability Management

Epson has been helping to solve societal issues through its products and services. Going forward, we at Epson will continue to work to fulfill our social responsibility and create shared value in order to achieve sustainability and enrich communities together with our customers and partners from a long-term perspective based on our management philosophy.

Sustainability Promotion Organization

Epson established the Sustainability Promotion Office as an organization that reports directly to the president. The executive officer who was appointed to head the office has the responsibility and authority for sustainability activities across the entire Epson Group.

The CSR Executive Council, which was made up of executive officers and other members of executive management, served as an advisory body to the president. The role of the council was revised. It is now responsible for steering the direction of sustainability activities across the Epson Group and was thus renamed the Sustainability Strategy Council. The Sustainability Strategy Council reviews social trends, formulates long-term strategies for sustainability for the entire Epson Group, reviews the actions taken, and discusses initiatives for addressing important issues.

In addition, a Sustainability Management Committee has been established as a subordinate organization of the Sustainability Strategy Council. The Sustainability Management Committee studies and discusses matters related to sustainability that require specialized knowledge. This committee, which is composed of the general managers of certain supervisory departments, advises and reports to the Sustainability Strategy Council. The Sustainability Promotion Office serves as the administrative office for the Sustainability Strategy Council and the Sustainability Management Committee.

Under the control of the Sustainability Director, the Sustainability Promotion Office and the Sustainability Management Committee are responsible for the execution of business related to sustainability activities.

Main Topics of Discussion by the CSR Executive Council Through FY2020

Fiscal Year (Meetings Held) Main Topic of Discussion
2016 (3) Rebuilding the CSR promotion organization
Formulation of CSR strategies and a mid-term CSR plan
2017 (8) Revisions to the Principles of Corporate Behavior
Establishing and announcing a Key CSR Theme Matrix
Introduction of the SDGs
2018 (4) Review of external evaluation results and response to issues
Improving the process for responding to CSR requests from business partners
Establishing the Group statement on modern slavery
2019 (2) Joining the RBA
Report on actions to educate personnel about the SDGs
2020 (2) Changes to the organization of the Sustainability Strategy Council
Change of external CSR assessment indicators
RBA activity progress report

Main Topics Discussed by the Sustainability Strategy Council

Fiscal Year Main Topic of Discussion (Scheduled)
2021 Overview of opportunities and risks from a long-term perspective and their incorporation in management strategies
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) review
Selection of important sustainability topics and disclosure of progress