Epson Europe has published its ‘Green Choice’ sustainability report 2019/20.
The company - which is signed up as technology partner to the United Nation’s Smart Sustainable Cities implementation programme to help achieve sustainable development goals around the world - has made significant headway in reducing its own environmental footprint.
Having achieved an EcoVadis Platinum rating for sustainability (meaning its in the top 1% of companies in its industry on human rights, labour conditions, environment, ethics and sustainable procurement) Epson has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions per employee by 8.56%. Scope 1 and 2 emissions have reduced by 18% (equivalent to 485,753 tonnes of CO2).
Epson recycled 23,700 tonnes of material (including batteries, paper, wood, plastic and waste electrical equipment) during the timescale of the report, and has saved a potential 1.1m tonnes of plastic-based consumables through the sale of over 50m cartridge-free EcoTank printers.
The company - which is now using 100% renewable energy in all its owned buildings, - engaged with over 11,000 students as part of its ‘New Horizons’ programme, introducing young people to sustainable technology and inspiring them to achieve their career goals.