News Release

Epson Receives EcoVadis Gold Rating for Overall Sustainability

- Award places Epson in top 3% companies for overall sustainability -

- TOKYO, Japan, November 14, 2018 -

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

EcoVadis - an independent, trusted and collaborative platform - uses a unique CSR assessment methodology that measures over 50,000 organisations across 190 industry sectors in 150 countries. The process to achieve the ranking included reviewing and assessing Epson in terms of its people, processes and platforms, which resulted in outstanding recognition of its policies, actions and results in both the Environment and Sustainable Procurement, placing Epson in the top 3% of companies for overall sustainability.

Sustainability is deeply ingrained in Epson's Management Philosophy; it is an integral driver of Epson's innovation and is a key factor in how we work with our partners across the supply chain. The company is also committed to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This commitment to sustainability is reflected in Epson's product range including inkjet printers, which reduce waste and energy consumption, projectors, and robotics systems, which are all grounded in the proprietary "sho sho sei" or efficient, compact and precision technologies that Epson has refined over the years.

More information on Epson's CSR performance can be found in its Integrated Report and Sustainability Report, which highlight the company's progress and key achievements in the areas of environmental performance, social responsibility and corporate governance globally.

Information

Read Epson's Integrated Report.
global.epson.com/IR/library/integrated_report.html

Read the Sustainability Report.
global.epson.com/SR/report/

Visit our social responsibility page.
global.epson.com/SR/

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 85 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
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