Australian Environmental
Activities

Environmental Policy

Epson Australia Pty Limited imports and distributes Computer Printers, Scanners, Projectors, Point of Sale Equipment, Associated Accessories and Peripherals, along with providing a customer support service of technical advice and servicing. As a division of Seiko Epson Corporation whose environmental positioning statement is "Better Products for a Better Future", Epson Australia will actively strive to provide products and services in a manner that fully supports our corporate philosophy of protecting the earth's environment and cooperating with the local community.

We will all strive to realise our environmental philosophy by having all members of the company embrace this Policy. This Policy is communicated to all employees and made available to interested parties.

Environmental Activities

In order to adhere to the Environmental Policy, Epson Australia will ensure:

  • Environmental considerations are included and consistent in all aspects of our business planning and operations.
  • Conservation of the use of raw materials and resources in our operations to continually reduce the environmental impact of our business.
  • Compliance with all relevant environmental laws and regulations, ordinances, and other requirements.
  • Contribution to community discussion where these relate to our operations through legislation and policies of environmental agencies.
  • Performance improvements through setting achievable environmental objectives and targets.
  • Regular reviews of our ongoing activities, practices and procedures.

Environmental Achievements

In 2002, Epson Australia became one of the first printer vendors in Australia to achieve certification to the International Standard ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System.

The NSW Energy and Water Green Globe Awards had awarded Epson a Gold Medal in 2006 as part of the Energy Smart Business Program for having over 75% of its operation energy efficient.

Epson Australia has also achieved finalist status three times for the 10 Year Sustainability Life Award at the Gold Green Globe awards.

Epson Australia continuously sets aggressive targets for reduction of CO2 gas emissions, and re-uses or recycles (diverts from landfill) at least 60% of all waste emanating from its Head Office site in North Ryde.

Epson Australia's forward-thinking approach stands them in good stead in the years to come, because not only are they helping businesses to save money on their energy bills, they are ahead of the game in teaching others how to manage their resources more efficiently.

Epson Australia is making an important contribution to the NSW Government's long-term strategy to reduce the State's greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr Nemtzow, Director-General of DEUS

Environmental Activities

Epson Australia is a company that knows planning for the future requires strong commitment to the environment. That is why we strive to create innovative products that are reliable, recyclable and energy efficient. Better products that use fewer resources help ensure a better future for us all. Our warehouse utilises biodegradable air filled plastic pockets for packaging.

Epson Australia is currently engaging in the following environmental activities:

Cartridges For Planet Ark

Epson is a founding member of this initiative to recycle Epson's genuine ink cartridges and toner cartridges. The aim of the Program is to prevent cartridges from entering the waste stream and thereby reduce the potential environmental impact arising from the end of life disposal of cartridges.

Collection boxes for the C4PA Program can be found in participating Australia Post, Officeworks, Harvey Norman, JB HiFi and The Good Guys stores.

The Program provides a valuable cartridge recycling initiative for:
End user consumers
Corporate Customers of OEM partners

The recycling service is free for the above and is funded by the OEM partners of the Program in an effort to encourage end user consumers and specific corporate customers to divert their used cartridges from landfill.


www.cartridges.planetark.org

Business Partners Recycling Program

Epson's Large Format Ink Recycling program encourages Epson business users to recycle their Large Format ink cartridges.

The aim of the program is to prevent cartridges from entering the waste stream and thereby reduce the potential environmental impact arising from the end of life disposal of cartridges.

The materials that are recycled go towards making pens and e-wood products such as park benches, bollards and planter boxes.

Epson Business customers are able to join our recycling pogram and work alongside Epson in reducing the impact on the environment.


Close The Loop Recycling Program