Epson’s ambitious environmental goals, outlined in their Environmental Vision 2050, includes becoming carbon negative and eliminating the use of underground resources. The switch to renewable electricity is a crucial step towards achieving these goals.
“Beyond just using renewable energy, Epson is committed to promoting its broader adoption. This includes generating its own renewable energy and fostering new energy sources through collaborative efforts. Epson also plans to reduce energy usage in production and products and to advance in recycling resources, furthering its commitment to environmental sustainability”, said Epson’s Regional Head for East and West Africa Mukesh Bector,.
The journey towards 100% renewable energy began in March 2021, with Epson’s public commitment. By April 2021, the company had already transitioned to renewable energy in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The transition was complete in Japan by November 2021 and globally by December 2023.
Yasunori Ogawa, Epson’s Global President, highlighted the company’s longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship. For over eighty years, Epson has been actively protecting the environment, including initiatives like preserving Lake Suwa and being the first company to eliminate CFCs from its manufacturing. Achieving 100% renewable electricity usage in under three years from their 2021 commitment reflects Epson’s dedication to environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Ogawa emphasized that while striving for societal sustainability is challenging, Epson remains committed to creative and determined efforts in addressing these issues.
Epson continues to drive innovation that aligns with its philosophy of efficiency, compactness, and precision. Through sustainable practices, the company aims to enrich lives and contribute positively to the world, working hand in hand with customers and partners towards a sustainable future.
Epson is a global technology leader whose philosophy of efficient, compact and precise innovation enriches lives and helps create a better world. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson’s goal is to become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion.