Epson and the Environment
Introduction of corporate citizenship programs that leverage Epson's technologies.
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Protection Project
Epson has been working with Kamogawa Sea World and the Japanese government since June 2010 in a project to help protect and preserve endangered loggerhead sea turtles. The project is part of the company's ongoing desire to preserve biodiversity and to test its sensing technology in the field.
Release of a Simple Tool for Measuring PFCs
Perfluorocarbons and some other gases used in semiconductor and LCD fabrication have extremely high global warming potentiala level that is about 10,000 times greater than that of CO2. But measuring PFC gases was difficult until 2000, when Epson independently developed a simple method for measuring PFCs*1 that enables easy and accurate measurement using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). This method enabled Epson to sharply reduce PFC gas.
Epson patented the simple method for measuring PFCs but grants a free license, subject to certain conditions, to others. This method is now being used by numerous enterprises to reduce PFC gas.
*1 Formerly called the "Epson Method"