Certifications and Recognitions
CDP A List
Epson has once again been named on the prestigious A List for both climate change and water security by the international environmental non-profit CDP, which evaluates companies’ environmental activities.
Epson has been awarded a Gold rating for overall sustainability by EcoVadis. Seiko Epson Corporation (Group) is in the top 1% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment industry.
DataMaster is an independent European laboratory and expert in professional document imaging solutions. Epson won the 2022 DataMaster Lab GREEN Award in recognition of the environmental benefits afforded by our Heat-Free PrecisionCore inkjet printers. It also considers the sustainability measures we employ as part of their development, production, and distribution.
Epson is a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA). Our factories in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines have achieved platinum status, the highest level of recognition for corporate social responsibility.
S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2021
Seiko Epson qualified for inclusion in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2021, achieving a score on the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment that put us in the top 15% in our industry (computers, peripherals and office electronics). Of the 64 companies assessed in the industry, only nine earned membership.
Science Based Targets
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has recognised and approved Epson’s global GHG reduction targets as being science-based and in line with keeping a global temperature rise this century to 1.5°C – a central aim of the Paris Agreement.
Type 1 ecolabel, in accordance with ISO 14024
Epson works to comply with the labelling requirements in major global countries. We particularly value the Type 1 ecolabel, which indicates products have met the sustainability criteria set by a certified third-party organisation. In Europe, the majority of our projectors are TCO certified, and business inkjet printers are Blue Angel certified.
ISO 9001 and 14001 standards
Epson is a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) – an international coalition that promotes CSR in global supply chains. We have adopted the RBA’s code of conduct and methodologies into our management practices. Our factory in Shenzhen, China, has achieved platinum status for industry-leading levels of corporate social responsibility.
The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is developed by the European Commission for organisations to evaluate, report and improve their environmental performance. Our Epson Spain office is EMAS certified.
FTSE4Good Index Series
For the 19th year, Epson has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, which measures the performance of companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. Selection for this index indicates that we have been independently appraised for our efforts towards the environment and in solving societal issues, and have been recognised as a sustainable company.
Bureau Veritas certification
We are the first technology company to gain an international certification for the alignment of our CSR management systems to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is validated by the leading global certification organisation, Bureau Veritas.