ESG Data

Environment

Global Environmental Data

Energy

Use of energy

  Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Japan Gas/oil MWh 330,257 332,795 331,509 350,307 306,884
Electricity/steam MWh 467,629 357,552 360,543 361,612 181,696
Overseas Gas/oil MWh 19,592 14,450 15,804 16,869 16,957
Electricity/steam MWh 341,322 341,566 343,183 309,855 263,240
Total MWh 1,158,800 1,046,364 1,051,039 1,038,644 768,778
Per unit of business profit
(include renewable energy)
GWh/100 million yen 1.6 1.7 2.9 1.9 1.3

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

Use of renewable electricity

  Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Japan MWh 257 118,504 119,302 118,974 335,408
  Purchased electricity MWh 0 118,248 119,070 118,879 317,532
Generated onsite MWh 257 256 232 95 150
Renewable Energy Certificate 1 MWh - - - - 17,727
Overseas MWh 9,215 18,901 18,695 37,466 94,201
  Purchased electricity MWh 7,063 15,190 13,757 32,117 88,015
Generated onsite MWh 2,152 3,711 4,938 5,349 6,186
Total MWh 9,473 137,405 137,997 156,440 429,610

* Totals do not add up in some cases due to rounding off of fractions.
* Overseas purchased electricity includes Renewable Energy Certificate.
1 Includes electricity generated by cogeneration system.

Status of electricity sources

  Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Renewable electricity MWh 9,473 137,405 137,997 156,440 429,610
Non-renewable electricity MWh 850,359 738,868 741,546 707,408 442,530
Total MWh 859,831 876,273 879,543 863,849 872,140
Ratio of renewable electricity % 1.1 16 16 18 49

* Totals do not add up in some cases due to rounding off of fractions.
* Includes electricity generated by cogeneration system.

Greenhouse gas (GHG)

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

  Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Scope 1 thousand t-CO2e 137 128 122 125 118
Scope 2 thousand t-CO2e 455 374 363 345 230
Scope 3 tthousand t-CO2e 3,261 3,263 3,024 2,516 2,392
Total thousand t-CO2e 3,853 3,765 3,510 2,987 2,740

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

Greenhouse gas emission (scopes 1, 2)

  Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Scope 1 t-CO2e 136,734 127,737 122,263 124,929 117,788
  Japan t-CO2e 122,479 108,210 104,470 109,613 102,250
Overseas t-CO2e 14,255 19,527 17,793 15,316 15,537
Scope 2 t-CO2e 455,110 374,347 363,490 345,151 229,883
  Japan t-CO2e 246,022 185,520 184,748 179,890 72,881
Overseas t-CO2e 209,088 188,827 178,743 165,261 157,002
Total t-CO2e 591,844 502,084 485,753 470,079 347,670
Per unit of business profit thousand t/100 million yen 0.79 0.71 1.19 0.76 0.38
FY2025 target (science-based): reduce 34% total emissions from FY2017 -41%

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 FY2021
Scope 3 1 thousand t-CO2e 3,263 3,024 2,516 2,392
  Category 1 Purchased goods and services 2 thousand t-CO2e 1,141 1,064 928 932
Category 2 Capital goods thousand t-CO2e 248 217 125 128
Category 3 Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in scope 1 or scope 2 thousand t-CO2e 36 36 36 36
Category 4 Upstream transportation and distribution thousand t-CO2e 201 181 167 182
Category 5 Waste generated in operations thousand t-CO2e 5 4 3 4
Category 6 Business travel thousand t-CO2e 19 32 6 9
Category 7 Employee commuting thousand t-CO2e 35 45 45 43
Category 8 Upstream leased assets thousand t-CO2e 5 5 3 4
Category 9 Downstream transportation and distribution thousand t-CO2e 7 7 6 5
Category 10 Processing of sold products thousand t-CO2e 68 61 29 44
Category 11 Use of sold products 2 thousand t-CO2e 1,413 1,297 1,106 947
Category 12 End-of-life treatment of sold products thousand t-CO2e 85 75 61 58
Category 13 Downstream leased assets thousand t-CO2e N/A N/A N/A N/A
Category 14 Franchises thousand t-CO2e N/A N/A N/A N/A
Category 15 Investments thousand t-CO2e N/A N/A N/A N/A
FY2025 target (science-based): reduce 44% per unit of business profit from FY2017 (categories 1 and 11) -38%

1 Scope 3: Indirect GHG emissions of the entire value chain
2 Data verified by a third party

Calculation method

Category 1 Multiplied the mass of materials that comprise sold products by their emission factors
Category 2 Multiplied the capital expenditure in each investment account by emission factors
Category 3 Multiplied the amount of each type of energy used at each site by their emission factors
Category 4 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 Multiplied the amount of each type of waste generated at each site by their emission factors
Category 6 Multiplied the transportation expenses for each transportation mode and lodging expenses by their emission factors
Category 7 Multiplied the transportation expenses for each transportation mode by their emission factors
Category 8 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 Multiplied the sold product not shipped by Epson and the average distances of transported volumes by their emission factors per unit
Category 10 Multiplied the electricity consumed in the processing of intermediate products into finished products by emission factors
Category 11 Multiplied the estimated electricity consumption over the lifetime of sold products by an emission factor
Category 12 Multiplied the mass of each type of waste treated by the emission factor for each type of waste treatment
Category 13 Not applicable (We have no assets leased to customers)
Category 14 Not applicable (We have no franchise business)
Category 15 Not applicable (We do not engage in investment management)

Third-party verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

We have a third party verify our calculations to ensure reliability. Our FY2021 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.

Industrial waste

Industrial waste emissions

  Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Japan Waste generated thousand t 14.3 14.7 14.3 13.7 14.6
Recycled thousand t 13.9 14.1 13.7 13.1 13.9
Waste (disposed of) thousand t 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Landfilled thousand t 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Overseas Waste generated thousand t 20.2 18.6 18.3 19.8 18.6
Recycled thousand t 17.3 15.6 15.3 17.8 16.5
Waste (disposed of) thousand t 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.1
Landfilled thousand t 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.5 1.3
Total waste generated thousand t 34.4 33.3 32.6 33.5 33.2
Per unit of business profit t/100 million yen 46 47 79 54 37
Target: amount of emissions (waste generated) previous year or less -1.1%

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

Water

Water withdrawal by source

  Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Japan Municipal water thousand m3 5,016 4,990 5,031 4,992 4,949
Ground water thousand m3 742 773 692 638 731
(Returned water to the source) thousand m3 (419) (465) (415) (373) (411)
Subtotal thousand m3 5,758 5,763 5,724 5,629 5,680
Overseas Municipal water thousand m3 2,566 2,588 2,407 2,296 2,360
Ground water thousand m3 0 0 0 0 0
(Returned water to the source) thousand m3 (0) (0) (0) (0) (0)
Subtotal thousand m3 2,566 2,588 2,407 2,296 2,360
Total thousand m3 8,324 8,351 8,131 7,925 8,041
Per unit of business profit thousand m3/100 million yen 11.1 11.9 19.9 12.8 8.9
Target: amount of usage (water withdrawal) previous year or less +1.5%

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

Recycling water

  Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Recycled water thousand m3 1,526 1,548 1,527 1,693 1,750
Recycled ratio % 15 16 16 18 18

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

Water discharge by destination

  Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Japan Sewerage thousand m3 2,348 2,082 2,021 2,003 2,065
Rivers thousand m3 2,899 3,012 2,779 2,863 2,892
Subtotal thousand m3 5,247 5,095 4,800 4,867 4,957
Overseas Sewerage thousand m3 2,285 2,361 2,178 2,068 2,131
Rivers thousand m3 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal thousand m3 2,285 2,361 2,178 2,068 2,131
Total thousand m3 7,532 7,455 6,977 6,935 7,088

* 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 FY2021 data.

Chemical substance

  Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Japan PRTR 1 substance emissions t 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.8 1.8
Per unit of business profit kg/100 million yen 2.2 2.4 4.5 2.8 2.0
Japan VOC 2 emissions t 86 85 81 76 81
Per unit of business profit kg/100 million yen 115 121 199 123 90

1 Pollutant Release and Transfer Register.
2 Volatile Organic Compounds. We report VOC emissions based on the voluntary action plans of four electric and electronic organizations.

Coverage of environmental reporting

  Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Company number company 57 54 54 50 52
Percentage of coverage (Revenue) % 97 96 95 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 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Finished products 1 thousand t 23.0 19.2 20.9 17.5 24.2
Cartridges thousand t 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.5 2.3

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 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Basic environmental training II 1 Participants Persons 16,991 17,379 17,008 18,626 17,490
ISO 14001
environmental auditor training 2
Participants Persons 444 182 175 114 117
Certification recipients Persons 697 869 1,012 1,131 1,207

* 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.