All Epson sites to use 100% renewable energy
Every Epson site in the world, including in Australia and New Zealand, will all meet their electricity needs from 100 per cent renewable energy sources in two years’ time.
Epson has calculated it can reduce emissions of CO2 by 36,000 tonnes annually to zero by using 100 per cent renewable electricity at all sites worldwide by 2023.
The comany is a major player in the graphic arts business, with digital print systems including roll-to-roll and flatbed wide format printers, fabric printers and label presses.
Already its manufacturing sites in the UK and USA, all European sales, three Japanese sites including head office and the printer R&D centre, and its manufacturing plant in the Philippines are run on renewable energy. The company launched its environmental plan following the Paris Climate Agreement.
Epson global president Yasunori Ogawa said, “It’s imperative that we address the global issue of climate change. Our company has been proactive about environmental issues from day one, when our founders expressed their desire that we should protect the lake next to our company headquarters. We have always strongly believed in contributing to solving global environmental issues, for example, when we were the first company in the world to declare our commitment to eliminating CFCs from our operations worldwide. Going forward, we will steadily advance measures to use 100 per cent renewable electricity. In this and other environmental activities, we will continue to pursue high targets and aggressively drive forward to achieve our goals.”
Dedicated to the Japanese philosophy of “monozukuri” (the art and science of manufacturing), Epson says its products and services are based on efficient, compact and precision technologies that mitigate the environmental impacts of Epson’s products and services, and at all stages of the supply chain.