Epson and the Environment

Global Environmental Data

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

Energy

Unit: MWh

 FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017
JapanGas/oil 311,688 307,238 306,088 318,002 330,257
Electricity/steam 433,512 438,809 431,430 448,513 467,629
OverseasGas/oil 27,526 23,707 14,970 16,044 19,592
Electricity/steam 330,183 322,648 321,491 331,305 341,322
Total 1,102,908 1,092,401 1,073,979 1,113,864 1,158,800
Per unit of sales
(MWh/100 million yen)
109 101 98 109 105

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

Unit: MWh

Use of renewable energy FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Japan 121 89 102 168 257
Overseas 5,960 6,937 5,756 5,777 9,215

Greenhouse gas (GHG)

Unit: t-CO2e

 FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017
Scope 1 107,892 116,061 116,826 132,885 136,734
 Japan 98,212 105,992 101,296 115,972 122,479
Overseas 9,679 10,069 15,530 16,913 14,255
Scope 2 448,638 441,331 426,797 438,555 455,110
 Japan 244,399 241,540 231,073 235,726 246,022
Overseas 204,240 199,791 195,724 202,829 209,088
Total 556,530 557,391 543,623 571,440 591,844
Per unit of sales
(ton/100 million yen)
55 51 50 56 54
Target: Reduce per unit of sales 20% vs FY06 -22%

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

  • Electricity: The data for Japan has been adjusted based on electric utility conversion factors (for calculating the greenhouse gas emissions of specified emitters). For overseas data, we used the emissions factors for each country contained in CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion available from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
  • Fuel: The factors announced by the IPCC in 2006 were used for both domestic and overseas data.
  • GHGs other than CO2: Equivalents were calculated based on 100-year GWP values in the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC.

* Past data was revised due to changes in emissions factors and targeted GHG substances.

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

Unit: thousand t-CO2e

 FY2017Calculation method
Scope 3 3,259  
 Category 1Purchased goods and services* 1,100 Multiplied the mass of materials that comprise sold products by their emission factors
Category 2Capital goods 240 Multiplied the capital expenditure in each investment account by emission factors
Category 3Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 39 Multiplied the amount of each type of energy used at each site by their emission factors
Category 4Upstream transportation and distribution* 225 Emissions from transportation to Epson of products and services purchased from suppliers, and emissions from the transport of goods by Epson, were calculated by multiplying the mass of transported goods and the distance transported by emissions factors
Category 5Waste generated in operations 6 Multiplied the amount of each type of waste generated at each site by their emission factors
Category 6Business travel 20 Multiplied the transportation expenses for each transportation mode and lodging expenses by their emission factors
Category 7Employee commuting 34 Multiplied the transportation expenses for each transportation mode by their emission factors
Category 8Upstream leased assets 4 For emissions from the operation of leased assets (excluding those not already included in scope 1 or scope 2 inventories), the floor area of leased buildings was multiplied by emission factors
Category 9Downstream transportation and distribution - Under consideration of calculation method
Category 10Processing of sold products 68 Multiplied the electricity consumed in the processing of intermediate products into finished products by emission factors
Category 11Use of sold products* 1,444 Multiplied the estimated electricity consumption over the lifetime of sold products by an emission factor
Category 12End-of-life treatment of sold products 79 Multiplied the mass of each type of waste treated by the emission factor for each type of waste treatment
Category 13Downstream leased assets - Not applicable
Category 14Franchises - Not applicable
Category 15Investments - Not applicable

* Data verified by a third party

Third-party verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

We have a third party verify our calculations to ensure reliability. Our FY2017 GHG emissions (scopes 1, 2 and 3) and energy use data were verified as having been measured and calculated accurately, and a greenhouse gas emissions verification report was obtained.

Chemical substance

Unit: tons

PRTR*1 substance emissions FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Japan 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.7
Overseas 8.2 5.2 5.2 7.3 4.1
Total 10.4 6.9 6.6 8.8 5.7
Per unit of sales
(kg/100 million yen)
1.03 0.64 0.60 0.86 0.52

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

Unit: tons

VOC*2 emissions FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Japan 79 80 74 80 86
Overseas 112 104 118 117 99
Total 192 184 192 197 184
Per unit of sales
(kg/100 million yen)
19 17 18 19 17

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

* FY2016 amounts differ from those in Sustainability Report 2017 due to a recalculation

Industrial waste

Unit: thousand tons

 FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017
JapanWaste generated 12.6 14.1 12.8 13.8 14.3
Recycled 12.2 13.6 12.4 13.4 13.9
Waste (disposed of) 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4
Landfilled 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4
OverseasWaste generated 14.5 16.2 15.3 17.0 20.2
Recycled 12.7 14.3 13.1 14.2 17.3
Waste (disposed of) 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.7 2.9
Landfilled 0.8 0.8 1.7 2.4 2.5
Total waste generated 27.1 30.3 28.1 30.9 34.4
Per unit of sales
(ton/100 million yen)
2.7 2.8 2.6 3.0 3.1
Target: Reduce waste emissions to FY06 emission level or less -18%

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

Water

Unit: thousand m³

Water withdrawalFY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017
JapanMunicipal water 4,532 4,659 4,611 4,814 5,016
Ground water 655 622 757 685 742
Subtotal 5,187 5,281 5,368 5,499 5,758
OverseasMunicipal water 2,173 2,296 2,349 2,408 2,566
Ground water 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal 2,173 2,296 2,349 2,408 2,566
Total 7,360 7,577 7,717 7,906 8,324
Recycled water 1,566 1,441 1,344 1,504 1,526
Recycled ratio 21% 19% 18% 19% 18%
Per unit of sales
(ton/100 million yen)
0.73 0.70 0.71 0.77 0.76
Target: Reduce water usage 55% vs FY06 -52%

* Industrial water is included in municipal water.

Unit: thousand m³

DischargeFY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017
JapanSewerage 1,916 1,951 2,056 2,111 2,348
Rivers 2,695 2,942 2,898 3,013 2,899
Subtotal 4,611 4,893 4,954 5,125 5,247
OverseasSewerage 1,965 2,175 2,049 2,096 2,285
Rivers 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal 1,965 2,175 2,049 2,096 2,285
Total 6,576 7,069 7,003 7,221 7,532