Sustainability is one of the main premises for all companies, whether they are from one sector or another. This has been highlighted by Epson Europe in its new European Sustainability Report 2021/22. The report includes actions to offer products that help its customers achieve their sustainability expectations, programs to improve the quality of education through technology and greater knowledge of the impacts of climate change. “As the impact of climate change becomes more obvious and the severity of the situation increases, the call to action on sustainability becomes more necessary than ever. Epson is fully committed, both financially and strategically, to a more sustainable future.” Yoshiro Nagafusa, President and CEO of Epson Europe BV
Sustainability at Epson
Building on global frameworks such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Epson allocates €770 million to switch to renewable energy sources, reduce its global emissions to meet the 1.5° temperature rise limit established by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and commits to not use underground resources by 2050. The report discusses the company’s approach to sustainability in all its areas of operation, including energy used, supply chain and also the ability to close the resource loop:Sustainable energy, Work done in 2021/22 demonstrates that Epson is on track to meet its 2021 global commitment to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2023; using a mix of solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric energy sources; currently all European subsidiaries are already supplied with renewable energy, which will produce an estimated saving of 36,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year from 2023sustainable supply chain, Epson is focused on creating an optimized supply chain for sustainability. Actions included in 2021/22: reduction of vehicle fleet emissions, with the transition to electric, hybrid and low emission vehicles, which reduces emissions per car to below 105g CO2/100km; optimized pallet load to achieve a 9.9% increase in cubic meters transported per pallet; and change from air to sea transport with the opening of a new warehouse, which has saved more than 6.8 million kg of CO2.
This is how Sustainability has developed in the 2021/22 period at Epson Europe
Sustainable technologies tailored to the client
Beyond its own business operations, “Epson is committed to developing technologies that help its customers achieve their sustainability goals.” With this objective, it has solutions specially designed to reduce the impact on the part of customers, including:EcoTank: Printers that reduce plastic waste: with more than 70 million sold, the solution has contributed to a significant reduction in the use of plastic, one of the main components of ink cartridges Heatless technologies with Micro Piezo inkjet printers, that are up to 83% more energy efficient than laser printersPaperLab: Technologies that create a circular economy system for paper recycling and reduce water, paper and energy consumption
education and technology
Education is essential to business strategy. Broader community engagements include projects with children and youth; In Europe, for example, Epson is working on its New Horizons education initiative. It is designed to reach 10,000 school-age children, providing information and technologies that will help them make sense of events taking place and better understand the impact of his actions.