Epson and the Environment

Production

Global Environmental Data

Environmental data for the Epson Group's global operations are available here.

Energy usage

Unit: MWh

  FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Energy use 1,160,543 1,110,643 1,105,445 1,077,485 1,118,545
  Japan Gas/oil 358,325 311,688 307,238 301,876 313,896
Electricity 439,172 444,847 450,216 442,180 459,405
Overseas Gas/oil 18,651 27,005 26,477 14,687 15,498
Electricity 344,395 327,103 321,515 318,741 329,746
Per unit of sales (consolidated) FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Energy use
(MWh/100 million yen)
137 110 102 99 109

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Unit: t-CO2

  FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Scope 1 181,855 166,583 179,246 171,888 188,876
  Japan Fuels (gas/oil) 72,838 64,499 63,879 62,293 64,475
PFCs 39,488 39,690 51,579 46,155 58,156
Overseas Fuels (gas/oil) 3,784 5,385 4,898 2,760 3,048
PFCs 65,745 57,009 58,889 60,680 63,196
Scope 2 397,214 397,732 397,788 390,459 404,920
  Japan Electricity 161,925 163,003 166,558 162,904 169,390
Overseas Electricity 235,289 234,729 231,230 227,556 235,530
Per unit of sales (consolidated) FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
CO2 emissions
(ton/100 million yen)
68 56 53 51 58
Compared to FY2006: -14%

Scope 1: Direct GHG emissions (LPG, LNG, natural gas, kerosene, heavy fuel oil, gasoline, PFCs, etc.)
Scope 2: Indirect GHG emissions (electricity and steam, etc.)

* CO2 conversion factor of greenhouse gas emissions

  • Power: In Japan we used an average value published by the Federation of Electric Power Companies in 2000. Outside Japan we used national emissions calculations provided by the Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association (JEMA).
  • Fuels: Both in Japan and overseas, we used calculations that appeared in Version 2.4 of a GHG emissions calculation and reporting manual published jointly by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
  • Non-CO2 GHGs: We used calculations published by the 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

* Totals do not add up in some cases due to rounding off of fractions.

Third-party verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

We have received a third-party verification of GHG emissions and energy use of scope 1 and 2 of the FY2016.
Third-party verification report PDF (110KB)

Chemical substance emissions

Unit: tons

PRTR*1 substance emissions FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Japan 2.1 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.5
Overseas 6.3 8.2 5.2 5.2 7.3
Per unit of sales (consolidated) FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Emissions
(kg/100 million yen)
0.99 1.03 0.64 0.60 0.86
Compared to FY2006: -15%

Unit: tons

VOC*2 emissions FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Japan 95 79 80 74 79
Overseas 145 112 104 118 117
Per unit of sales (consolidated) FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Emissions
(kg/100 million yen)
28 19 17 18 19
Compared to FY2006: -30%

*1 Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, *2 Volatile Organic Compounds

Industrial waste

Unit: K tons

Japan FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Total amount 12.6 12.6 14.1 13.1 13.8
Waste (disposed of) 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4
Waste (recycled)
∟Valuable resources
12.3 12.2 13.6 12.7 13.4
2.7 2.6 2.8 2.2 2.5
Sent to landfill 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4
Overseas FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Total amount 13.5 13.5 16.2 15.3 17.0
Waste (disposed of) 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.7
Waste (recycled)
∟Valuable resources
11.8 11.7 14.0 13.0 14.2
7.3 7.8 9.3 8.6 9.6
Sent to landfill 1.3 1.1 1.3 2.1 2.4
Per unit of sales (consolidated) FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Waste
(ton/100 million yen)
3.1 2.6 2.8 2.6 3.0
Compared to FY2006: +1%

* Totals do not add up in some cases due to rounding off of fractions.

Water usage

Unit: K m3

  FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Japan 5,379 5,187 5,281 5,368 5,499
Overseas 2,321 2,173 2,296 2,349 2,408
Per unit of sales (consolidated) FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Water usage
(K m3/100 million yen)
0.91 0.73 0.70 0.71 0.77
Compared to FY2006: -37%

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