ESG Data

Environment

Global Environmental Data

Energy

Use of energy

  Unit FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Japan Gas/oil MWh 307,238 306,088 318,002 330,257 332,795
Electricity/steam MWh 438,809 431,430 448,513 467,629 357,552
Overseas Gas/oil MWh 23,707 14,970 16,044 19,592 14,450
Electricity/steam MWh 322,648 321,491 331,305 341,322 341,566
Total MWh 1,092,401 1,073,979 1,113,864 1,158,800 1,046,364
Per unit of business profit
(include renewable energy)
GWh/100 million yen 1.1 1.3 1.7 1.6 1.7

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

Use of renewable energy

  Unit FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Japan MWh 89 102 168 257 118,504
Overseas MWh 6,937 5,756 5,777 9,215 18,901

Greenhouse gas (GHG)

Greenhouse gas emission (scopes 1, 2)

  Unit FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Scope 1 t-CO2e 116,061 116,826 132,885 136,734 127,737
  Japan t-CO2e 105,992 101,296 115,972 122,479 108,210
Overseas t-CO2e 10,069 15,530 16,913 14,255 19,527
Scope 2 t-CO2e 441,331 426,797 438,555 455,110 374,347
  Japan t-CO2e 241,540 231,073 235,726 246,022 185,520
Overseas t-CO2e 199,791 195,724 202,829 209,088 188,827
Total t-CO2e 557,391 543,623 571,440 591,844 502,084
Per unit of business profit thousand t/100 million yen 0.55 0.64 0.87 0.79 0.71
FY2025 target (science-based): reduce 19% total emissions from FY2017 -15%

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 (June 2019 updated)

  • 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—FY2017 Actual Performance, announced by the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Dec. 27, 2018).
    Overseas, we use the country emission factors listed in IEA (International Energy Agency) - CO2 emissions from Fuel combustion 2018 edition 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 Calculation method
Scope 3 thousand
t-CO2e
3,263  
  Category 1 Purchased goods and services*1 thousand
t-CO2e
1,141 Multiplied the mass of materials that comprise sold products by their emission factors
Category 2 Capital goods thousand
t-CO2e
248 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 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 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 Multiplied the amount of each type of waste generated at each site by their emission factors
Category 6 Business travel thousand
t-CO2e
19 Multiplied the transportation expenses for each transportation mode and lodging expenses by their emission factors
Category 7 Employee commuting thousand
t-CO2e
35 Multiplied the transportation expenses for each transportation mode by their emission factors
Category 8 Upstream leased assets thousand
t-CO2e
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 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 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 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 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
- Not applicable
Category 14 Franchises thousand
t-CO2e
- Not applicable
Category 15 Investments thousand
t-CO2e
- Not applicable
FY2025 target (science-based): reduce 44% per unit of business profit from FY2017 (categories 1 and 11) +6.5%  

Scope 3: Indirect GHG emissions of the entire value chain
*1 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 FY2018 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

PRTR*1 substance emissions

  Unit FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Japan t 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.7
Overseas t 5.2 5.2 7.3 4.1 1.6
Total t 6.9 6.6 8.8 5.7 3.3
Per unit of business profit kg/100 million yen 6.8 7.8 13.4 7.7 4.6
Target: amount of emissions previous year or less -43%

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

VOC*2emissions

  Unit FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Japan t 80 74 80 86 85
Overseas t 104 118 117 99 83
Total t 184 192 197 184 168
Per unit of business profit t/100 million yen 0.18 0.23 0.30 0.25 0.24
Target: amount of emissions previous year or less -8.8

*2 Volatile Organic Compounds

Industrial waste

Industrial waste emissions

  Unit FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Japan Waste generated thousand t 14.1 12.8 13.8 14.3 15.4
Recycled thousand t 13.6 12.4 13.4 13.9 14.8
Waste (disposed of) thousand t 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6
Landfilled thousand t 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.6
Overseas Waste generated thousand t 16.2 15.3 17.0 20.2 18.6
Recycled thousand t 14.3 13.1 14.2 17.3 15.6
Waste (disposed of) thousand t 1.9 2.2 2.7 2.9 3.0
Landfilled thousand t 0.8 1.7 2.4 2.5 2.3
Total waste generated thousand t 30.3 28.1 30.7 34.4 34.0
Per unit of business profit t/100 million yen 30 33 47 46 48
Target: amount of emissions (waste generated) previous year or less -1.4%

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

Water

Water withdrawal

  Unit FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Japan Municipal water thousand m3 4,659 4,611 4,814 5,016 4,990
Ground water thousand m3 622 757 685 742 773
(Returned water to the source) thousand m3 (211) (376) (315) (419) (465)
Subtotal thousand m3 5,281 5,368 5,499 5,758 5,763
Overseas Municipal water thousand m3 2,296 2,349 2,408 2,566 2,588
Ground water thousand m3 0 0 0 0 0
(Returned water to the source) thousand m3 (0) (0) (0) (0) (0)
Subtotal thousand m3 2,296 2,349 2,408 2,566 2,588
Total thousand m3 7,577 7,717 7,906 8,324 8,351
Recycled water thousand m3 1,441 1,344 1,504 1,526 1,548
Recycled ratio % 19 17 19 18 19
Per unit of business profit thousand m3/100 million yen 7.5 9.1 12.0 11.1 11.9
Target: amount of usage (water withdrawal) previous year or less +0.3%

* Industrial water is included in municipal water.

Discharge

  Unit FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Japan Sewerage thousand m3 1,951 2,056 2,111 2,348 2,082
Rivers thousand m3 2,942 2,898 3,013 2,899 3,012
Subtotal thousand m3 4,893 4,954 5,125 5,247 5,095
Overseas Sewerage thousand m3 2,175 2,049 2,096 2,285 2,361
Rivers thousand m3 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal thousand m3 2,175 2,049 2,096 2,285 2,361
Total thousand m3 7,069 7,003 7,221 7,532 7,455

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

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.
Epson Singapore Pte. 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.
Epson Italia S.p.A.
Epson Iberica S.A.U.
Epson Iberica S.A.U., Portugal Office
Epson (U.K.) Ltd.
Epson Deutschland GmbH, Switzerland Office
Epson Deutschland GmbH, Austria Office
Americas Epson America, Inc. (Long Beach Sales & Headquarter Office)
Epson America, Inc. (Indianapolis Warehouse)
Epson America, Inc. (Carson Warehouse)

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.

Product Recycling

Collection

  Unit FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Finished products*1 thousand t 18.2 14.4 13.2 23.0 19.2
Cartridges thousand t 2.4 2.0 2.0 1.7 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 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Basic environmental training II*1 Participants Persons 13,896 16,513 16,552 16,991 17,379
ISO 14001
environmental auditor training*2
Participants Persons 50 0 26 444 182
Certification recipients Persons 1,999 1,956 1,944 697 869

* 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.