Epson wants its employees to remain mindful of the environment while on the job. We feel it is important for them to consider how their conduct, both at work and at home, affects the environment and we want them to take the initiative in coming up with solutions. Toward that end, Epson provides environmental education and promotes correct understanding of ecological practices.
Epson also contributes to broader environmental preservation by sharing its knowledge and experience with outside organizations.
In-House Environmental Education
Our environmental education curriculum for employees consists of a general education program, a professional education program, and general awareness-building activities.
The general education program consists of a mandatory Basic Environmental Training course as a first step, followed by echelon-based training courses in which non-management employees, managers, and executives learn what action they need to take in their respective positions to address environmental issues. In the professional education program, employees select the courses they need in their particular area in order to acquire the skills and knowledge required for environmental action. We also build general environmental awareness among all personnel in a variety of ways, including through environmental messages from management to all employees and by implementing special actions during Environmental Sustainability Month and Energy Conservation Month.
Teaching Environment Protection to Elementary Schoolers (China)
Epson Wuxi Co., Ltd. (EWL) is involved in environmental preservation in and around the city of Wuxi, China, where it is located. In September 2017, the company joined forces with the safety supervisory and environmental protection agency of Xinwu District and Taibo Experimental Elementary School to teach environmental protection to a group of 83 students and teachers who gathered at the Liang Hong National Wetland Park, in Wuxi. After presenting them with an overview of the Epson Group and its initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts, EWL presented them with 100 books about environmental protection. After touring the park, the participants played a trash sorting game to educate them about the importance of reducing environmental pollution and of conserving resources through recycling.
Environmental Lectures for University Students (Japan)
Epson sends employees to give lectures in schools and local communities in Japan when asked.
In November 2016, staff members lectured on Epson's long-term business strategy, latest innovations, environmental initiatives, and community relations as practical training for second-year students of the University of Yamanashi Department of Regional Social Management, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences. Some of the students had visited the Epson Manufacturing Museum prior to the lecture to get a sense of the "Creativity and Challenge" ethos at the heart of Epson's monozukuri (the art and science of manufacturing).
Green Talent Program (Taiwan)
To foster a new generation of leaders who can help create a sustainable society, Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading Ltd. has, since 2011, been conducting an environmental education program for university and graduate school students called the Green Talent Program.