SEP has adopted an environmental policy that is based on the following commitments:
- To recognize the concept of "Togetherness with Nature" and organize corporate activities with the goal of "Protection of the Global Environment and Coexistence with the Community."
- To implement regulations and voluntary standards that, together with constant reviewing, will improve our operations in order to prevent pollution.
- To establish and utilize objectives and targets reflecting the various conditions of our business operations and carry out reviews of these whenever necessary.
- To make an attempt to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment based on the following factors:
- Energy conservation
- Minimising the use of resources
- Reduction of industrial waste
- To perform regular internal audits and management reviews to achieve continual improvement of the EMS.
Epson Sustainability Report 2013
This report describes Epson’s CSR initiatives oriented around the Epson Management Philosophy.
In compiling this report, we placed the customer at the top of our target audience. In addition, we used the words of the employees who are actually carrying out the activities whenever possible so they can convey their thoughts directly to our stakeholders and reaffirm a sense of pride in the work they do.
In the first feature article, we take a look at several instances in various businesses where Epson products and services have created value that exceeded customer expectations, along with comments from actual users of those products and services.
The second feature article introduces Epson’s response to the recent spate of natural disasters and its initiatives geared toward manufacturing continuity.
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SEP is committed to developing green operating procedures. One of our first initiatives in this area has been to employ an assurance system to monitor our supply chain, from front-tier products to raw materials manufacturers, to decrease our impact on the environment. Through this system, we ensure that that each process for sourcing everything from raw materials to production materials conforms to the criteria and standards set out by the "SEIKO Epson Group Green Purchasing Standard for Production Material." With the implementation of this policy, SEP has been able to fulfil its mission to create and offer eco-friendly products.
- The Total Quality & Environmental Management (TQEM) programme was established on 22 April 2003 in conjunction with the newly formed Environment and Safety Department. One of the TQEM programme's key areas of focus is the support and protection of our environment. As part of the programme, the People Development (PD) Department aims to nurture and develop professionals, allowing the organization to adapt quickly in a fast-changing competitive environment.
- Running in tandem with SEP's business objectives and goals, the PD Department also looks into employees' aspiration for personal development. Supporting these aspirations will help to realize the full potential of SEP employees, creating a strong manufacturing capability and culture for Epson.
- The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of electronic and electrical products. All chemicals used by SEP for production are RoHS compliant. As stated in the RoHS requirements, our in-house researchers run a regular analysis on lead, cadmium, total chromium and mercury to ensure our compliance with the SEG Green Purchasing Standard, Panasonic's RoHS Standard, and other customer standards.