Epson and the Environment


Management of Chemical Substances in Products

Increasing international restrictions on substances used in products, notably the RoHS Directive and REACH regulation in Europe, have made it essential to closely control the type and quantity of materials used. Epson systematically controls product substance content at the purchasing, production, and shipping stages to ensure compliance with these restrictions.

  • Confirm that no restricted substances are present in parts and materials before producing products. [Analyze parts and materials using x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer.]

  • Confirm that restricted substances have not been used in products before the products are shipped.

*1 A written standard that sets forth requirements for the building and maintenance of a substance control system by suppliers who provide parts and materials used in Epson products. The standard also defines requirements relating to the elimination or exclusion of legally restricted substances and requirements for providing information on substances present in parts and materials.

At Epson, our purchases give priority to goods that meet our original green product standards. These apply not only to chemicals that go into our products but also office equipment and supplies that our workers use. Since April 2007, we have purchased paper products according to the Epson Group Paper Product Procurement Policy. WWF Japan provided their expert and objective input during the creation of this policy.

Details on the Epson Group's paper products procurement policy and procurement standard can be found here.