Epson was awarded a Gold rating for overall sustainability by independent platform EcoVadis for the second year in succession. The rating is said to reflect Epson’s commitment to achieving the highest possible international CSR standards, and 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 CSR assessment methodology that measures over 50,000 organizations 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 ingrained in Epson’s Management Philosophy; it is a driver of Epson’s innovation and is a key factor in how it works with 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.