Evaluation by External Parties

Evaluation by External Parties

Inclusion in SRI Indices

Selected as a Constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series for the 14th 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 consecutive year. (June 2018)

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

By FTSE Russell, Seiko Epson was selected to be continuously included in FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which was chosen by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as one of the core ESG benchmarks, upon commencing its ESG investments. (June 2018)

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

Seiko Epson was selected for inclusion in the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) for the second consecutive year. WIN is one of the three ESG indexes selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) in July 2017. (June 2018)


Selected as a Constituent Nadeshiko Brand for the Second Consecutive Year

The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry is working in collaboration with the Tokyo Stock Exchange to identify “Nadeshiko Brands”- companies that encourage the advancement of women. Seiko Epson was selected to the list in FY2018 for the second consecutive year. (March 2019)

Recognition

Recognized for Health Management Excellence for Second Consecutive Year

Seiko Epson was recognized for the second 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. (February 2019)

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)


Received EcoVadis Gold Rating for Overall Sustainability for Second Consecutive Year

Epson has been awarded a Gold rating for overall sustainability by independent platform EcoVadis for the second consecutive year. The top rating reflects Epson's commitment to achieving the highest possible international CSR standards. It also acknowledges Epson as being outstanding in both the Environment and Sustainable Procurement categories and highlights its excellence in Labor, Human Rights and Ethics. (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)

Award

Recognized for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Conservation

Seiko Epson Corporation 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 1st EcoPro Award (METI Minister Award)

Epson's PaperLab A-8000 dry-process office papermaking system has been awarded the 1st EcoPro Award (Economy, Trade and Industry Minister’s Prize) by Japan Environment Management Association for Industry. (September 2018)

Receivesd the Blue PROPER Rating

P.T. Epson Batam and P.T. Indonesia Epson Industry, which are Epson's manufacturing plants in Indonesia, received the Blue PROPER rating from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia. (2017)

Receivesd 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)