Epson and the Environment

Approach to Biodiversity

We both benefit from and affect biodiversity in myriad ways. Epson believes that preserving biodiversity is also vital to maintaining our business activities and our employees' lifestyles. Basically, we look to preserve biodiversity throughout our business activities and to raise employee awareness of its importance.

Epson and biodiversity

We are steadily mitigating the impact of five factors that cause biodiversity loss with initiatives in global warming prevention, resource recycling and conservation, and substance management.

Factor Relationship to Epson Theme Main Initiatives
Climate change Greenhouse gas emissions Prevention of global warming Energy-saving product designs
Production and transport measures
Land use Land alter ations accompanying underground resource mining Resource recycling
Resource saving
Reduced-resource products and recycling
Reduced resource inputs
Waster recycling
Non-native species Introduced along with imports of raw materials, parts, etc.
Overconsumption Cunsumption of timber resources
Pollution Release of chemicals into the environment due to insufficient control Substance management Reduced inclusion in products and use during manufacturing of hazardous substances

Protected Area

Epson Telford Ltd. (ETL/ UK) is a core production site for manufacturing ink cartridges for European market and textile ink. It was the first site within the Epson group to achieve ISO14001 and participates in many environmental preservation activities such as recycling of wastes and energy-saving. With an area of 220, 000 m², the site includes a nature reserve that many rabbits have made their home.

ETL has not only reduced its production based environmental impact, but also protects and supports its local environment by:

  • Setting aside about 1/3 of its land for the nature reserve,
  • Creating special areas to preserve the habitat of the crested newt and great burnet*1, which have been specified as rare species in the UK,
  • Planting trees to offset company car emissions
  • Introducing bee hives within the site so as to improve the diversity of local living creature and preserve bee species.

Also other local species have visited or have made homes within the sites.

Raptors: Buzzards, kestrels, owls
Birds: Partridges, red starts, yellow hammers, green woodpeckers
Others: Foxes, etc.

*1 Both species have been registered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on the Red List (Least Concern: LC).

Bee hives introduced in the site
Pond in the special area

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