Sustainable Procurement

Paper Products Purchasing

The illegal logging of forests is a very serious issue for those seeking to protect the environment on the global scale and practice sustainable forest management. Around the world, greater efforts are being made to ensure legality and sustainability during the procurement of wood products.

Epson has a stated procurement policy that says, "In every region where we do business, we promote procurement initiatives compliant with each nation's law, international rules and the spirit of the same, cleaving to a high sense of ethics and acting for the good of society." In keeping with this policy, Epson encourages procurement of paper products with due consideration for the social, economic and environmental sustainability of forests.

Thus Epson manages its entire supply chain from the immediate supplier all the way back to the forest to ensure the legality, sustainability and environmental safety of the paper products we procure. We ask that suppliers fully understand the intent and nature of these initiatives and then give us their support.

Stance on Procurement of Paper Products

Epson has established a procurement policy for paper, the major forest product we procure. Under this policy, which is designed for the social, economic and environmental sustainability of the forest, Epson practices the following procurement whose conformity to this policy can be checked.

  1. Effective use of used paper and other recycled pulp
  2. If virgin pulp is used as a raw material, procurement should confirm the following:
    Chemical safety
    Environmental management

Scope of Application

At Epson, the Procurement Policy applies to the procurement of specialty paper for use in Epson printers.

Content of Conforming Procurement Management

Suppliers are asked to provide a "Certificate of Conformity to SEG Paper Products Procurement Policy" confirming conformity with the Procurement Policy.