Epson is joining the RE100, a global collective of businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, and aims to achieve this milestone by 2023. It has also committed to become carbon negative and underground-resource free by 2050.
New Epson Europe president Yoshiro Nagafusa said on the commitment: “At Epson, we aspire to operate and develop technologies in ways that can help to support society with the evolving issues it faces, and there are few more important matters than climate change. I am particularly proud to take on this leadership role for Epson Europe as we enter a new phase for the company. I look forward to leading our European operations as we work to reduce the impact Epson products and services and supply chains have on the environment.”
Epson recently announced Epson 25 Renewed, a new corporate vision to drive the company towards its goals of achieving sustainability and enriching communities. Its revised Environmental Vision reinforces these goals, as the company seeks to become carbon negative and underground resource free by 2050 through a program of decarbonisation, closing resource loops, customer environmental impact mitigation and the development of innovative environmental technologies.
Daniel Quelch, sustainability manager at Epson UK, added: “I am inspired by the commitment of Epson employees across Europe to delivering on this vision, and I have absolute confidence in our ability to achieve it together.”