Epson and the Environment

Environmental Performance

Epson Group Environmental Performance (FY2016)
FY2016 Targets FY2016 Results FY2017 Targets
Creation of environmentally conscious products and services Printing products (office/ industrial printers) Release high-speed inkjet printers to market. Released high-speed linehead inkjet multifunction and single-function printers that print at high speed but consume little power.
- WorkForce Enterprise
Comply with product energy efficiency requirements under Top Runner Program and create customer value by providing among the best environmental performance in the industry.
Design products that comply with ecolabel requirements and acquire ecolabels.
(Energy savings, noise, emissions)
Engineer low-noise designs and develop low-VOC*1 inks that conform to requirements, and acquire ecolabels in every product category.
Adapt to updated ecolabel and regulatory requirements, and render opinions.
(Ver. 3.0 of the ENERGY STAR® Program, ErP Directive*2 Lot. 6/26)
Began conceptual design and evaluation work to comply with amended criteria, established a strategy for accommodating existing models, and gathered opinions.
Visual products Develop new technology for environmental products: release laser projectors to market. Released laser projectors that produce from 6,000 to 25,000 lumens of brightness and have a light source that lasts for up to 20,000 hours.
- EB-L25000 series and EB-L1000 series
Wearables Expand the number of Eco Mark watches. Eco Mark products accounted for 78% of total watch sales (the target was 70%).
Introduced new GPS solar, solar radio wave and mechanical watches.
Aim of activity:

Release to market products and services that reduce users' environmental impacts and highlight their benefits to revolutionize customer behavior and business.
Create compelling, customer-satisfying products that have a low environmental impact across their life cycles by reducing their size, weight, and power consumption while increasing their recyclability and service life.

Production Global warming prevention Greenhouse gas emissions
Reduce per unit of sales 20% vs. FY06
Reduced by 14%
(Reference: Reduce emissions 38% vs. FY06)
Reduce per unit of sales 20%
Substance management Reduce PRTR*3 substance emissions to FY06 emission level or less Reduced by 39% FY06 emission level or less
Reduce total VOC emissions to FY06 emission level or less Reduced by 49% FY06 emission level or less
Zero emissions Reduce waste emissions to FY06 emission level or less Reduced by 27% FY06 emission level or less
Water recycling Reduce water usage 55% vs. FY06 Reduced by 54% Reduce usage 55%
Pollution and waste risk management Zero legal violations and government warnings
Zero impact on production through risk avoidance
No violations or warnings
Zero impact on production through risk avoidance
Zero legal violations
Zero impact on production
Aim of activity:

Leverage quality improvement programs to reduce total costs and achieve production processes that are highly efficient and have low environmental impact.

Base, Eco community Stronger communications Improve the platforms for providing environmental information. Began providing information about our long-range vision, and improved the website and other platforms for providing information. Conduct environmental activities within each business and at each site to foster a stronger eco-oriented brand and corporate culture.
Sales promotion support Create and use environmental advertising tools. Created environmental advertising tools and used them in sales and marketing activities.
Eco education Organize an education system and provide level-based education. Organized an education system and provided level-based education.
Eco community Carry out policies/ actions depending on site needs. Implemented environmental education and awareness-building programs to meet local needs, and engaged in community clean-ups, tree planting, and other environmental activities.
Aim of activity:

Use environmental communications based on products and services to build the brand.
Create a corporate culture in which everyone, regardless of job, takes actions to reduce environmental impacts across the life cycles of products.

  1. *1 Volatile organic compounds
  2. *2 Energy Related Products Directive: An EU regulation that makes design for environment and information disclosure mandatory for products that use energy, both directly and indirectly. Minimum energy efficiency standards are set for individual product groups.
  3. *3 Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

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