Seiko Environmental Vision

Seiko Epson Environmental Vision 2050

Seiko Epson Corporation shares a global environmental responsibility, encompassed by its vision for 2050.

Epson Target 2050

90% reduction of CO2 emissions across the lifecycle of all products and services.

How will we achieve this?

Restricting CO2 emissions to a level below the earth's absorption capacity.

Adopting our manufacturing processes to only use recycled resources.

Epson is working to preserve the natural environment by providing products that tread lightly on the earth.

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Recognising that the earth's carrying capacity is limited and believing that everyone must share responsibility for reducing environmental impacts equally, Epson is aiming to reduce CO2 emissions by 90% across the life cycles of all products and services by the year 2050. At the same time, as a member of the ecosystem, Epson will continue to work towards restoring and protecting biodiversity together with local communities.

Epson has set 3 key conditions in order to work towards achieving "Environmental Vision 2050"

  1. 1. Reduction of CO2 emissions by 90% across the life cycle of all products and services by 2050.
  2. 2. Inclusion of all products in the Reduce, Reuse and Recycling Loop.
  3. 3. Reduction of direct CO2 emissions by 90% and elimination of global warming gas emissions other than CO2.

"Environmental Vision 2050" defines the state to which we aspire and the steps we will take to get there.

Further to this, the ideals of the vision cannot be realised by Epson alone.

We continue to engage our stakeholders, suppliers, business partners, customers, and people in the communities in which we operate in dialogue and action to enlist their co-operation.

Ongoing Scope of Co-operation

Epson is committed to fostering healthy relationships with its partners in order to successfully achieve its environmental objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Parts & Materials Manufacturing
  • Parts & Materials Shipping

Responsibilities

  • Distribution & Sales
  • Manufacturing

Responsibilities

  • Waste Recycling
  • Usage Monitoring

Responsibilities

  • Parts & Materials Manufacturing
  • Parts & Materials Shipping

Responsibilities

  • Distribution & Sales
  • Manufacturing

Responsibilities

  • Waste Recycling
  • Usage Monitoring

Toward this end, we have summed up our commitment to environmental action in the form of an Environmental Positioning Statement, the message of which we plan to convey through such opportunities as present themselves in the course of our business activities.

Environmental
Approach


At Epson, we know that planning for the future requires a 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 to ensure a better future for us all.

Glossary

Backcasting

A planning technique in which a desired outcome or goal is envisioned and planned before the scenario for achieving the outcome or goal is devised.

Biodiversity

Biological diversity, i.e. the existence of diverse forms of life in a given ecosystem.

The Convention on Biological Diversity defines this term as "the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.

Environmental Carrying Capacity

The amount of human activity and environmentally harmful materials (substances that degrade or pollute the environment) that can be supported without impairing the environment.

In "Environmental Vision 2050" carbon dioxide is cited as a representative of environmentally harmful material, and the environmental carrying capacity is assumed to be the capacity of the earth's natural environment to support it.

Resource Recycling Loop

A system in which the input of new resources is gradually reduced by repeatedly reusing and recycling resources used in earlier products.