Participation in External Initiatives

Participation in External Initiatives

Epson seeks to contribute to the achievement of a sustainable society through its business activities and thereby become an indispensable company. For this reason, we endorse and take part in numerous sustainability initiatives.

United Nations Global Compact

Epson officially joined the United Nations Global Compact on July 16, 2004, when a Letter of Commitment signed by the president of Seiko Epson was sent to and accepted by the Secretary-General of the UN. The letter expressed Seiko Epson's commitment to the Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.

As a member of society, Epson takes an uncompromising approach to socially responsible corporate conduct in areas such as compliance, human rights, environmental action, workforce diversity, and supply chain management. We take these and other social issues seriously and are working toward solutions. We aspire to make Epson an indispensable company through the practice of ethical corporate conduct and by playing a central role in realizing a better world through the products and services we provide.

See the link below for details about the United Nations Global Compact.

Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)

April 2019, Seiko Epson Corporation has joined Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), a global coalition dedicated to CSR in global supply chains, and strengthen CSR supply chain initiatives.

RBA is a nonprofit comprised of companies committed to supporting the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global supply chain. As a Regular Member, Epson commits to fully supporting the vision and goals of the RBA.

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Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)

Epson joined the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) on April 2019. Epson is promoting responsible sourcing minerals, and fostering cooperation to promote the use of conflict mineral surveys in the supply chain.

Other Memberships

  • Global Compact Network Japan
  • Japan Portable Rechargeable Battery Recycling Center
  • Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association
  • Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association
  • Communications and Information Network Association of Japan
  • Home Electric Appliances Fair Trade Conference
  • Japanese Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren)
  • Special Project on Eco-innovation and Eco-business for Sustainable Development