Epson ontvangt de EcoVadis Gold status voor algemene duurzaamheid

Epson in top 3% bedrijven voor algemene duurzaamheid

Epson heeft voor het tweede achtereenvolgende jaar een Gold-beoordeling gekregen voor algemene duurzaamheid door het onafhankelijke platform EcoVadis. De hoogste beoordeling, die de toewijding van Epson weerspiegelt om de hoogst mogelijke internationale CSR-normen te behalen, erkent Epson ook als "uitstekend" in zowel de categorieën ‘Environment’ als ‘Sustainable Procurement’ en benadrukt de uitstekende prestaties op het gebied van arbeid, mensenrechten en ethiek.

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Epson receives EcoVadis Gold rating for overall sustainability

Award places Epson in top 3% companies for overall sustainability

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 Labour, 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.

Henning Ohlsson, CSR Director, Epson Europe, commented: “With an increasing demand for businesses to demonstrate the highest possible CSR and sustainability standards, I am incredibly proud that the work we have been doing as a company has been recognised by this Gold EcoVadis rating.

“At Epson, we have long believed that businesses have a collective responsibility to build a sustainable future, and this includes every step of the supply chain – from factory to office floor. We strive to embody this in both our own CSR efforts and in the technology we produce that helps our business customers meet their own sustainability goals.”

“Sustainability is in our DNA and is ingrained in our management philosophy,” continues Ohlsson. “Being a sustainable company means being mindful of every aspect of our organisation. It fuels our innovation, drives our growth, motivates our workforce and is a key factor in how we work with our partners across the supply chain. But while we make strides in advancing a circular, low-carbon economy, we are not finished yet and as we move forward we are completely committed to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are redefining the way we operate our business.”

Epson’s mission to develop business inkjet printing technology is now helping customers reach their environmental, financial and societal aspirations. If companies make the choice to invest in inkjet printing technologies rather than laser, they can achieve up to 99% less waste, zero ozone gasses, 92% less CO2, and 96% less energy compared with using a laser printer[1]. Put into context that means if all businesses switched to inkjet printing, enough energy would be saved up to run at least 507,000 households across Europe for a whole year.

Not only in inkjet printing, Epson is committed to developing environmentally conscious products across all its product ranges including projectors, robotics and augmented reality smart glasses. Epson’s drive to produce efficient, compact and precision technologies (Sho Sho Sei) has long been grounded in the Japanese value of Monozukuri – the art and science of manufacturing.

It is because of these constant efforts of improvement that one of Epson’s latest innovations, PaperLab, has come to fruition. The PaperLab A-8000, which according to our research is the world’s first dry-process office papermaking system, for example, makes new paper from old on-site. It enables scrap paper to be reused in new paper production and allows people to close the recycling loop, supporting the move towards a circular economy.

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. To view Epson Europe’s environmental credentials, visit here.

[1] As tested by BLI over two months to February 2017, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson. For more information visit:

Over Epson

Epson is wereldwijd toonaangevend op het gebied van technologie en toegewijd om een onmisbaar bedrijf te worden voor de maatschappij, door mensen, dingen en informatie met elkaar te verbinden door middel van zijn efficiënte, compacte en precisie-technologieën. Het bedrijf richt zich op het stimuleren van innovaties en het overtreffen van de verwachtingen van de klant op het gebied van inkjet, visuele communicatie, wearables en robotica. Epson is trots op zijn bijdragen aan het realiseren van een duurzame samenleving en op zijn continue inspanningen om de doelstellingen van de Verenigde Naties op het gebied van duurzame ontwikkeling te realiseren.

De Epson-groep, geleid door het in Japan gevestigde Seiko Epson Corporation, genereert jaarlijks een omzet van meer dan 1 biljoen JPY.

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