Epson and the Environment

Environmental Management

As stated in its Management Philosophy, Epson's business is anchored in a commitment to environmental conservation. Epson carries out environmental programs under uniform standards and goals in every country and region of the world. Our basic environmental stance is set forth in Epson Principles of Corporate Behavior and in the Environmental Policy. In recent years our customers, along with society in general, have become interested in reducing their environmental impacts. The desire to deliver reduced environmental impact products and services that surprise and delight our customers is embodied in the Exceed Your Vision tagline.

Environmental Management System

Business units within the Epson Group establish their own environmental action plans based on the Epson 25 Corporate Vision, and carry out the activities using an Environmental Management System (EMS). We conduct internal audits to check performance against the plans and take corrective action against nonconformances.
We operate our EMS in compliance with the international ISO 14001 international standard, and we implement a planning and control cycle to effect continuous improvement. Epson’s main global manufacturing, sales, and service sites are pursuing integrated business process and environmental management initiatives as required by ISO 14001 (2015), and are renewing their certifications.
All financially consolidated companies in the global Epson Group have environmental programs and, in the 2017 fiscal year, environmental data was gathered from 57 of those companies (representing 97% of revenue).

Promotion System for Environmental Activities

External Recognition and Awards

Introduction of external recognition and awards of Epson’s environmental activities.

Epson Selected as a Constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series for the 14th Consecutive Year

Seiko Epson was selected by FTSE Russell, a part of the London Stock Exchange Group, as a constituent of one of the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) indexes in the FTSE4Good series for the 14th consecutive year.

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Environmental Awards

Year Award Recipient Conferred by
2017 Blue PROPER rating
(Indonesia's Program for Pollution Control, Evaluation, and Rating)
P.T. Epson Batam Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
P.T. Indonesia Epson Industry
JAPAN OEKO-TEX® AWARD 2017 the OEKO-TEX® Association prize Seiko Epson Corp. OEKO-TEX®
2016 Blue PROPER rating
(Indonesia's Program for Pollution Control, Evaluation, and Rating)
P.T. Indonesia Epson Industry Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
2016 Nikkei Global Environmental Technology Awards Development of Dry Fiber Technology Nikkei Inc.
2016 China Low-Carbon Model Company Epson (China) Co., Ltd. News China
2015 Winner Industrial Partners Pretreatment Recognition Program Epson Portland Inc. Clean Water Services

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