Epson named Number 1 Most Sustainable by Forbes Japan

Epson’s global president, Yasunori Ogawa, is gracing the cover of the November 2021 issue of Forbes Japan after Epson was named the Number 1 Most Sustainable Company by the business publication after an exhaustive assessment and evaluation process.

The win follows intensive efforts by Epson to put sustainability at the front and centre of its corporate approach.

These efforts include a recent revision of Epson’s 10-Year Plan to include a commitment to developing technology that “significantly contributes” to the environment and a long-term perspective that creates sustainable value.

Another recent action has been Epson’s “Turn Down The Heat” campaign with National Geographic. This involved engaging Professor Katey Walter Anthony, who has conducted research on the Arctic warming and the effects of melting permafrost ice on the speed of global warming. To undertake her important work, Prof Walter Anthony uses Epson inkjet printers which utilise Heat-Free Technology enabling the devices to use up to 94% less energy and power than comparable laser printers.

Epson this year joined RE100 – a global initiative that brings together the world’s most influential businesses driving the transition to 100% renewable electricity. It also announced its worldwide group sites will all meet their electricity needs from 100% renewable energy sources (renewable electricity) by 2023.

It also recently established its Environmental Vision 2050 to express its commitment to environmental management, and subsequently rolled out various measures aimed at achieving this.

Earlier this year, Epson released the Epson Climate Reality Barometer ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, in Glasgow next month.

At the time, Epson Australia managing director Craig Heckenberg said Epson is contributing greatly to a sustainable future with its Heat-Free Technology.

One way in which Epson is helping to create a sustainable future for all of us is through our patented Heat-Free technology which uses up to 94% less energy when compared to an equivalent laser printer or copier,” he said.

“Heat-Free technology is already helping industries around the world move towards a more sustainable future and Epson is confident, with the support of our customers, that we can achieve the same result when it comes to printing.”

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