Epson 25: involving the community

Local communities are at the heart of Epson’s environmental concerns. Learn how we’re helping to preserve them.

Epson 25: involving the community

Epson 25: involving the community

Epson 25 is built upon a dedication to the environment – a triple bottom line, covering the environmental, economic, and societal performance of our business.

As one of these three pillars, local communities are at the heart of Epson’s environmental concerns. Only by ingraining ourselves in the lives of the communities in which we work and live can we hope to change – and ultimately preserve – the planet we inhabit. That’s why we’re introducing localised conservation programs that make positive use of our solutions, services and resources.

A key example of this comes at the Shenzen Xili Fruit Farm in China, where Epson employees organised and took part in a community clean-up. With many of the workers joined by their families on the day, this operation epitomises our approach to environmental preservation.

Meanwhile in Germany, we became a premium partner of the Horizonte natural photography festival. Founded to raise environmental awareness through photography, it was an ideal opportunity to support an event which echoes our own core values.

It’s not just human communities we’re reaching out to either. Our hand-made artificial reefs provide a refuge and breeding ground for aquatic life forms in Thailand. Assembled by Epson employees, these pipes play a direct role in the protection of numerous species.

To ensure maximum reach, we’re also developing intelligent solutions that contribute to the creation of a sustainable society by themselves. Our role in preserving wildlife continues with our innovative sensing technology, which protects endangered loggerhead sea turtles in Japan.

For this project, we’ve been working with Kamogawa Sea World and the Japanese government since June 2010, and have developed two new types of wireless sensor modules. One measures the temperature of the sand, while the other detects when buried eggs begin to hatch. With these two factors key to ensuring the safety of new generations of loggerhead sea turtles, we’re delighted to contribute to their continuing presence.

And to ensure this work continues in our future generations, we’ve founded the Epson Green Next-Generation Environmental Protection Education Project in China, while in Germany, we used our expertise to teach students how to create paper from old newspaper – encouraging sustainable, innovative practices.

The final core area of our community work is in Eco Communication. That means looking at Epson products and services from a new point of view, and considering with customers how to reduce society’s dependence on material goods. By talking and listening to people at trade shows and events, we’re helping to promote a new type of environmental thinking – promoting the strength of the three pillars of our triple bottom line approach, and the message of our Epson 25 corporate vision.

Educating future generations

The best way to preserve the planet is by educating those who will be here longer than us. In helping to foster the next generation of environmental and business leaders, we can help protect the natural world for centuries to come.

Tomorrow’s most influential people will have to balance the reduction of environmental impact with business growth – and at Epson, we’re leading the way in this change. With Epson 25, we will continue to use our expertise, resources and innovation to support local communities in the best way we can.