ESG Data

Environment

Global Environmental Data

Energy

Use of energy

  Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Japan Gas/oil MWh 318,002 330,257 332,795 331,509 350,307
Electricity/steam MWh 448,513 467,629 357,552 360,543 361,612
Overseas Gas/oil MWh 16,044 19,592 14,450 15,804 16,869
Electricity/steam MWh 331,305 341,322 341,566 343,183 309,855
Total MWh 1,113,864 1,158,800 1,046,364 1,051,039 1,038,644
Per unit of business profit
(include renewable energy)
GWh/100 million yen 1.7 1.6 1.7 2.9 1.9

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

Use of renewable electricity

  Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Japan MWh 168 257 118,504 119,302 118,974
  Purchased electricity MWh 0 0 118,248 119,070 118,879
Generated onsite MWh 168 257 256 232 95
Overseas MWh 5,777 9,215 18,901 18,695 37,466
  Purchased electricity MWh 5,727 7,063 15,190 13,757 32,117
Generated onsite MWh 50 2,152 3,711 4,938 5,349
Total MWh 5,945 9,473 137,405 137,997 156,440

* Purchased electricity includes Renewable Energy Certificate.

Status of electricity sources

  Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Renewable electricity MWh 5,945 9,473 137,405 137,997 156,440
Non-renewable electricity MWh 777,118 806,129 696,595 701,535 669,088
Ratio of renewable electricity % 0.8 1.2 16 16 19

Greenhouse gas (GHG)

Greenhouse gas emission(Scopes 1, 2, and 3)

  Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Scope 1 thousand t-CO2e 133 137 128 122 125
Scope 2 thousand t-CO2e 439 455 374 363 345
Scope 3 tthousand t-CO2e - 3,261 3,263 3,024 2,516
Total thousand t-CO2e - 3,853 3,765 3,510 2,987

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

Greenhouse gas emission (scopes 1, 2)

  Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Scope 1 t-CO2e 132,885 136,734 127,737 122,263 124,929
  Japan t-CO2e 115,972 122,479 108,210 104,470 109,613
Overseas t-CO2e 16,913 14,255 19,527 17,793 15,316
Scope 2 t-CO2e 438,555 455,110 374,347 363,490 345,151
  Japan t-CO2e 235,726 246,022 185,520 184,748 179,890
Overseas t-CO2e 202,829 209,088 188,827 178,743 165,261
Total t-CO2e 571,440 591,844 502,084 485,753 470,079
Per unit of business profit thousand t/100 million yen 0.87 0.79 0.71 1.19 0.76
FY2025 target (science-based): reduce 19% total emissions from FY2017 -21%

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 FY2020 Calculation method
Scope 3 thousand t-CO2e 3,263 3,024 2,516  
  Category 1 Purchased goods and services*1 thousand t-CO2e 1,141 1,064 928 Multiplied the mass of materials that comprise sold products by their emission factors
Category 2 Capital goods thousand t-CO2e 248 217 125 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 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 201 181 167 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 3 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 6 Multiplied the transportation expenses for each transportation mode and lodging expenses by their emission factors
Category 7 Employee commuting thousand t-CO2e 35 45 45 Multiplied the transportation expenses for each transportation mode by their emission factors
Category 8 Upstream leased assets thousand t-CO2e 5 5 3 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 6 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 29 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 1,106 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 61 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 N/A Not applicable
Category 14 Franchises thousand t-CO2e N/A N/A N/A Not applicable
Category 15 Investments thousand t-CO2e N/A 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 -3%  

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 FY2020 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 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Japan t 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.8
Overseas t 7.3 4.1 1.6 0.5 0.1
Total t 8.8 5.7 3.3 2.3 1.8
Per unit of business profit kg/100 million yen 13.4 7.7 4.6 5.7 2.9
Target: amount of emissions previous year or less -22%

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

VOC*1emissions

  Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Japan t 80 86 85 81 76
Overseas t 117 99 83 62 65
Total t 197 185 168 143 141
Per unit of business profit t/100 million yen 0.30 0.25 0.24 0.35 0.22
Target: amount of emissions previous year or less -1%

* Totals do not add up in some cases due to rounding off of fractions.
* Amounts for FY2017 and FY2019 differ from those in Sustainability Report 2020.
*1 Volatile Organic Compounds

Industrial waste

Industrial waste emissions

  Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Japan Waste generated thousand t 13.8 14.3 14.7 14.3 13.7
Recycled thousand t 13.4 13.9 14.1 13.7 13.1
Waste (disposed of) thousand t 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6
Landfilled thousand t 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6
Overseas Waste generated thousand t 17.0 20.2 18.6 18.3 19.8
Recycled thousand t 14.2 17.3 15.6 15.3 17.8
Waste (disposed of) thousand t 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.0
Landfilled thousand t 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.5
Total waste generated thousand t 30.7 34.4 33.3 32.6 33.5
Per unit of business profit t/100 million yen 47 46 47 79 54
Target: amount of emissions (waste generated) previous year or less +2.8%

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

Water

Water withdrawal by source

  Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Japan Municipal water thousand m3 4,814 5,016 4,990 5,031 4,992
Ground water thousand m3 685 742 773 692 638
(Returned water to the source) thousand m3 (315) (419) (465) (415) (373)
Subtotal thousand m3 5,499 5,758 5,763 5,724 5,629
Overseas Municipal water thousand m3 2,408 2,566 2,588 2,407 2,296
Ground water thousand m3 0 0 0 0 0
(Returned water to the source) thousand m3 (0) (0) (0) (0) (0)
Subtotal thousand m3 2,408 2,566 2,588 2,407 2,296
Total thousand m3 7,906 8,324 8,351 8,131 7,925
Per unit of business profit thousand m3/100 million yen 12.0 11.1 11.9 19.9 12.8
Target: amount of usage (water withdrawal) previous year or less -2.5%

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

Recycling water

  Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Recycled water thousand m3 1,504 1,526 1,548 1,527 1,693
Recycled ratio % 16 15 16 16 18

* Recycled ratio=recycled water / (water usage + recycled water)

Water discharge by destination

  Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Japan Sewerage thousand m3 2,111 2,348 2,082 2,021 2,003
Rivers thousand m3 3,013 2,899 3,012 2,779 2,863
Subtotal thousand m3 5,125 5,247 5,095 4,800 4,867
Overseas Sewerage thousand m3 2,096 2,285 2,361 2,178 2,068
Rivers thousand m3 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal thousand m3 2,096 2,285 2,361 2,178 2,068
Total thousand m3 7,221 7,532 7,455 6,977 6,935

* 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 FY2020 data.

Coverage of environmental reporting

  Unit FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Company number company 56 57 54 54 50
Percentage of coverage (Revenue) % 98 97 96 95 95

* Company number includes Seiko Epson Corporation.

ISO 14001 Certification List

Japan: Development divisions/Operations divisions/Group companies

Region Certified sites
Japan Seiko Epson Corporation

Production Planning Division
Technology Development Division
Human resources Division
Visual Products Operations Division
Microdevices Operations Division
Manufacturing Solutions Operations Division
MSM Business Project
VSM Project

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 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Finished products*1 thousand t 13.2 23.0 19.2 20.9 17.5
Cartridges thousand t 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.5

*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 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Basic environmental training II*1 Participants Persons 16,552 16,991 17,379 17,008 18,626
ISO 14001
environmental auditor training*2
Participants Persons 26 444 182 175 114
Certification recipients Persons 1,944 697 869 1,012 1,131

* 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.