ESG Data

Environment

Global Environmental Data

Energy

Use of energy

  Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Japan Gas/oil MWh 306,088 318,002 330,257 332,795 331,509
Electricity/steam MWh 431,430 448,513 467,629 357,552 360,543
Overseas Gas/oil MWh 14,970 16,044 19,592 14,450 15,804
Electricity/steam MWh 321,491 331,305 341,322 341,566 343,183
Total MWh 1,073,979 1,113,864 1,158,800 1,046,364 1,051,039
Per unit of business profit
(include renewable energy)
GWh/100 million yen 1.3 1.7 1.6 1.7 2.9

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

Use of renewable electricity

  Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Japan MWh 102 168 257 118,504 119,302
Overseas MWh 5,756 5,777 9,215 18,901 18,695

Greenhouse gas (GHG)

Greenhouse gas emission (scopes 1, 2)

  Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Scope 1 t-CO2e 116,826 132,885 136,734 127,737 122,263
  Japan t-CO2e 101,296 115,972 122,479 108,210 104,470
Overseas t-CO2e 15,530 16,913 14,255 19,527 17,793
Scope 2 t-CO2e 426,797 438,555 455,110 374,347 363,490
  Japan t-CO2e 231,073 235,726 246,022 185,520 184,748
Overseas t-CO2e 195,724 202,829 209,088 188,827 178,743
Total t-CO2e 543,623 571,440 591,844 502,084 485,753
Per unit of business profit thousand t/100 million yen 0.64 0.87 0.79 0.71 1.19
FY2025 target (science-based): reduce 19% total emissions from FY2017 -18%

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

  • Electric power: In Japan, we use the adjusted emissions factors for the load serving entities (i.e., utilities) from which our sites purchase electricity, pursuant to Load Serving Entity Emission Factors announced by the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
    Overseas, we use the country emission factors listed in IEA (International Energy Agency) or from the load serving entities from which our sites purchase electricity.
  • 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.

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

Greenhouse gas emission (scope 3)

  Unit FY2018 FY2019 Calculation method
Scope 3 thousand t-CO2e 3,263 3,024  
  Category 1 Purchased goods and services*1 thousand t-CO2e 1,141 1,064 Multiplied the mass of materials that comprise sold products by their emission factors
Category 2 Capital goods thousand t-CO2e 248 217 Multiplied the capital expenditure in each investment account by emission factors
Category 3 Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in scope 1 or scope 2 thousand t-CO2e 36 36 Multiplied the amount of each type of energy used at each site by their emission factors
Category 4 Upstream transportation and distribution thousand t-CO2e 201 181 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 5 Waste generated in operations thousand t-CO2e 5 4 Multiplied the amount of each type of waste generated at each site by their emission factors
Category 6 Business travel thousand t-CO2e 19 32 Multiplied the transportation expenses for each transportation mode and lodging expenses by their emission factors
Category 7 Employee commuting thousand t-CO2e 35 45 Multiplied the transportation expenses for each transportation mode by their emission factors
Category 8 Upstream leased assets thousand t-CO2e 5 5 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 9 Downstream transportation and distribution thousand t-CO2e 7 7 Multiplied the sold product not shipped by Epson and the average distances of transported volumes by their emission factors per unit
Category 10 Processing of sold products thousand t-CO2e 68 61 Multiplied the electricity consumed in the processing of intermediate products into finished products by emission factors
Category 11 Use of sold products*1 thousand t-CO2e 1,413 1,297 Multiplied the estimated electricity consumption over the lifetime of sold products by an emission factor
Category 12 End-of-life treatment of sold products thousand t-CO2e 85 75 Multiplied the mass of each type of waste treated by the emission factor for each type of waste treatment
Category 13 Downstream leased assets thousand t-CO2e N/A N/A Not applicable
Category 14 Franchises thousand t-CO2e N/A N/A Not applicable
Category 15 Investments thousand t-CO2e N/A N/A Not applicable
FY2025 target (science-based): reduce 44% per unit of business profit from FY2017 (categories 1 and 11) Increased Increased*2  

Scope 3: Indirect GHG emissions of the entire value chain
*1 Data verified by a third party
*2 Due to a significant decrease in business profit

Third-party verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

We have a third party verify our calculations to ensure reliability. Our FY2019 GHG emissions (scopes 1, 2 and 3) and energy use data were verified as having been measured and calculated accurately, and a independent verification report was obtained.

Chemical substance

PRTR*1 substance emissions

  Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Japan t 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.9
Overseas t 5.2 7.3 4.1 1.6 0.5
Total t 6.6 8.8 5.7 3.3 2.3
Per unit of business profit kg/100 million yen 7.8 13.4 7.7 4.6 5.7
Target: amount of emissions previous year or less -29%

* Totals do not add up in some cases due to rounding off of fractions.
*1 Pollutant Release and Transfer Register.

VOC*1emissions

  Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Japan t 74 80 86 85 81
Overseas t 118 117 99 83 62
Total t 192 197 184 168 142
Per unit of business profit t/100 million yen 0.23 0.30 0.25 0.24 0.34
Target: amount of emissions previous year or less -15%

*1 Volatile Organic Compounds

Industrial waste

Industrial waste emissions

  Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Japan Waste generated thousand t 12.8 13.8 14.3 14.7 14.3
Recycled thousand t 12.4 13.4 13.9 14.1 13.7
Waste (disposed of) thousand t 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6
Landfilled thousand t 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6
Overseas Waste generated thousand t 15.3 17.0 20.2 18.6 18.3
Recycled thousand t 13.1 14.2 17.3 15.6 15.3
Waste (disposed of) thousand t 2.2 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0
Landfilled thousand t 1.7 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.1
Total waste generated thousand t 28.1 30.7 34.4 33.3 32.6
Per unit of business profit t/100 million yen 33 47 46 47 79
Target: amount of emissions (waste generated) previous year or less -2.0%

* Totals do not add up in some cases due to rounding off of fractions.
* Amounts of FY2018 differ from those in Sustainability Report 2018.

Water

Water withdrawal by source

  Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Japan Municipal water thousand m3 4,611 4,814 5,016 4,990 5,031
Ground water thousand m3 757 685 742 773 692
(Returned water to the source) thousand m3 (376) (315) (419) (465) (415)
Subtotal thousand m3 5,368 5,499 5,758 5,763 5,724
Overseas Municipal water thousand m3 2,349 2,408 2,566 2,588 2,407
Ground water thousand m3 0 0 0 0 0
(Returned water to the source) thousand m3 (0) (0) (0) (0) (0)
Subtotal thousand m3 2,349 2,408 2,566 2,588 2,407
Total thousand m3 7,717 7,906 8,324 8,351 8,131
Per unit of business profit thousand m3/100 million yen 9.1 12.0 11.1 11.9 19.9
Target: amount of usage (water withdrawal) previous year or less -2.6%

* Industrial water is included in municipal water.
* No water was withdrawn from other sources.

Recycling water

  Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Recycled water thousand m3 1,344 1,504 1,526 1,548 1,527
Recycled ratio % 15 16 15 16 16

* Recycled ratio=recycled water / (water usage + recycled water)
* Past data was revised due to changing the calculation method of recycling ratio.

Water discharge by destination

  Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Japan Sewerage thousand m3 2,056 2,111 2,348 2,082 2,021
Rivers thousand m3 2,898 3,013 2,899 3,012 2,779
Subtotal thousand m3 4,954 5,125 5,247 5,095 4,800
Overseas Sewerage thousand m3 2,049 2,096 2,285 2,361 2,178
Rivers thousand m3 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal thousand m3 2,049 2,096 2,285 2,361 2,178
Total thousand m3 7,003 7,221 7,532 7,455 6,977

* Totals do not add up in some cases due to rounding off of fractions.
* Water consumption=Total water withdrawal-Total water discharge
* No water was discharged into other destinations.

Third-party verification of water

We have a third party verify our FY2019 data.

ISO 14001 Certification List

Japan: Development divisions/Operations divisions/Group companies

Region Certified sites
Japan Seiko Epson Corporation

Production Planning Division
Technology Development Division
Visual Products Operations Division
Microdevices Operations Division
Robotics Solutions Operations Division

Tohoku Epson Corporation
Akita Epson Corporation
Miyazaki Epson Corporation
Epson Direct Corporation
Epson Logistics Corporation
Epson Swan Corporation
Find details on scope of sites PDF (119KB)
Seiko Epson Corporation

Printing Solutions Operations Division

Epson Atmix Corporation

Overseas: Regional headquarters/Sales/Service subsidiaries and affiliates

Region Certified sites
Asia/Oceania Epson (China) Co., Ltd.
Seiko Epson Corporation, Hong Kong Office
Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading Ltd.
Epson Australia Pty. Ltd.
Europe Epson Europe B.V.
Epson Deutschland GmbH
Epson Europe Electronics GmbH
Epson France S.A.S.
Epson Italia S.p.A.
Epson Iberica S.A.U.
Epson Iberica S.A.U., Portugal Office
Epson (U.K.) Ltd.
Americas Epson America, Inc.

Overseas: Manufacturing industry

Region Certified sites
Asia/Oceania Tianjin Epson Co., Ltd.
Epson Precision Suzhou Co., Ltd.
Epson Engineering (Shenzhen) Ltd.
Epson Precision (Philippines) Inc.
Epson Precision (Johor) Sdn. Bhd.
Singapore Epson Industrial Pte. Ltd.
PT. Epson Batam
PT. Indonesia Epson Industry
Epson Precision Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Epson Precision (Thailand) Ltd.
Epson Wuxi Co., Ltd.
Epson Precision (Shenzhen) Ltd.
Europe Epson Telford Ltd.
Americas Epson Portland Inc.
Epson Portland Inc., Longview Office
Epson Paulista Ltda.

Product Recycling

Collection

  Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Finished products*1 thousand t 14.4 13.2 23.0 19.2 20.9
Cartridges thousand t 2.0 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.8

*1 Collected either voluntarily or as mandated by local law. Sum of amount actually collected and amount expected to be collected.

Education

Environmental education (Japan)

Training   Unit FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Basic environmental training II*1 Participants Persons 16,513 16,552 16,991 17,379 17,008
ISO 14001
environmental auditor training*2
Participants Persons 0 26 444 182 175
Certification recipients Persons 1,956 1,944 697 869 1,012

* Figures of Certification Recipients show the number of certified persons as of the end of fiscal year.
*1 This is the number of persons who took Basic Environmental Training II during the period it was offered.
*2 Started using ISO14001:2015 from FY2017.