Evaluation by External Parties

Evaluation by External Parties

Inclusion in SRI Indices and Rating

Selected as a Constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series for the 15th Consecutive Year

Seiko Epson was selected by FTSE Russell, a part of the London Stock Exchange Group, as a constituent of one of the Responsible Investment (RI) indexes in the FTSE4Good Index series for the 15th consecutive year. (June 2019)

Selected as a Constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index for the Third Consecutive Year

Seiko Epson was selected for inclusion in the FTSE Blossom Japan index for the third consecutive year. This index is one of the ESG indexes selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) in July 2017. (June 2019)

Selected as a Constituent of the Empowering Women Index (WIN) for the Third Consecutive Year

Seiko Epson was selected for inclusion in the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) for the third consecutive year. WIN is one of the ESG indexes selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) in July 2017. (June 2019)

Selected as Global Leader for Engaging its Supply Chain on Climate Change

Seiko Epson has been identified as a global leader for engaging with its suppliers on climate change, being awarded a position on the Supplier Engagement Leaderboard by global environmental impact non-profit CDP. (February 2020)

Received EcoVadis Gold Rating for Overall Sustainability for third Consecutive Year

Seiko Epson has been awarded a Gold rating for overall sustainability by independent platform EcoVadis (France) for the third consecutive year. Epson was placed in top 2 percent in manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment industry. (December 2019)

Selected as a Constituent of the SNAM Sustainability Index for the eighth Consecutive Year

Seiko Epson was selected by SOMPO JAPAN Nippon Asset Management (SOMPO JAPAN), as a constituent of one of the SNAM Sustainability Index for the eighth consecutive year.
The SNAM Sustainability index is used in SRI (socially responsible investment) fund for pension funds or institutional investors to invest widely in companies with the high ESG (environment, society, governance) evaluation ratings. (June 2019)

Selected as a Semi-Nadeshiko Brand

Seiko Epson was selected as a “Semi-Nadeshiko Brand” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. This designation is granted to companies that encourage women to play an active role in the workplace. (March 2020)

Recognition

Recognized for Health Management Excellence for Fourth Consecutive Year

Seiko Epson was recognized for the Fourth consecutive year under the Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (White 500), in the large enterprise category. The program, which is jointly administered by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi, honors enterprises who work with insurers to promote good health and productivity. (March 2020)

SBTi Approved Epson's GHG Reduction Targets

Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved Epson's global greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. SBTi recognized Epson's targets as being science-based and in line with keeping a global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius, a central aim of the Paris Agreement. (November 2018)


Earned the Highest (Grade 3) Eruboshi

In 2016, the Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare granted Seiko Epson the top "Eruboshi" mark in recognition of its efforts to promote the active participation and advancement of women in the workplace. (July 2016)

Earned Platinum Kurumin Certification

As a result of Epson's efforts to establish a friendly workplace environment, we were awarded use of the so-called Kurumin symbol from 2007 and the Platinum Kurumin symbol in 2016. Use of these symbols is awarded by the Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare to companies that implement policies that support employees who are raising families, in accordance with the Act on Measures to Support the Development of the Next Generation. (May 2016)

Certification as an Employer of Persons with Disabilities

Epson Mizube Corporation, a special subsidiary of Seiko Epson, received certification as an “Employer of Persons with Disabilities” in recognition of its initiatives to expand employment opportunities for persons with mental disorders and intellectual disabilities and to promote the active participation in society and independence of persons with physical disabilities. (January 2020)

Award

Epson Korea Wins the Environmental Preservation Prize at the Chosun CSR Awards

Epson Korea Ltd., Co., won the Environmental Preservation Prize for the second consecutive year at the Chosun Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. These prestigious awards are operated by Chosun Media and sponsored by multiple ministries within the Korean government. Reviewers analyzed and evaluated approximately 750 companies in South Korea by looking at their SDG, CSR, and environmental reports for the past three years. The field was narrowed down finally to 12 winners. Epson was the only winner in the Environment Preservation award category. The other 11 companies received awards for excellence or contributions in areas such as social welfare, the environment, culture, and the economy. (March 2020)

Received Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the 29th Grand Prize for Global Environment Awards

Seiko Epson won the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the 29th Grand Prize for Global Environment Awards. The award recognizes Epson’s inkjet innovation efforts to minimize environmental impact. (February 2020)

Winner of the METI Minister’s Prize

Akita Epson Corporation received the METI Minister’s Prize at the eighth Monodzukuri Grand Awards for its role in helping to develop, in partnership with the Akita University Graduate School of Medicine, Akita University Hospital, and the Akita Industrial Technology Center, the world’s first rapid cancer diagnosis support system using AC electric field mixing. (January 2020)



Recognized for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Conservation

Seiko Epson has been awarded the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Director-General's Award for Epson's LX-10000F series and LX-7000F series of high-speed linehead inkjet multifunction printers sold in Japan. This award, which was part of the FY2018 Grand Prize for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Conservation awards program, was sponsored by the Energy Conservation Center, Japan, with support from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. (January 2019)

Received the first EcoPro Award (METI Minister Award)

Epson's PaperLab A-8000 dry-process office papermaking system has been awarded the first EcoPro Award (Economy, Trade and Industry Minister’s Prize) by Japan Environment Management Association for Industry. (September 2018)

Received PEZA Outstanding Environmental Performance Award

Epson Precision (Philippines), Inc. received its 3rd PEZA*1 Outstanding Environmental Performance award. This award recognizes the efforts of companies for sustained compliance and innovative systems for the period of 3 years (2016-2018) as they strive for continuous improvement in environmental management. (May 2019)
*1 Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)

Received the PROPER Rating

PT. Epson Batam, which is the one of Epson's manufacturing plants in Indonesia, received the Green PROPER rating from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia. Additionally, PT. Indonesia Epson Industry received the Blue PROPER rating. (2018-2019)

Received the JAPAN OEKO-TEX® AWARD 2017 OEKO-TEX® Association

Seiko Epson received the JAPAN OEKO-TEX® AWARD 2017 OEKO-TEX® Association prize. OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide certification system that certifies that textiles and related products are free of substances that are harmful to the human body. (2017)