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Epson and the Environment

Environmental Vision 2050

Epson’s vision is to become an indispensable company that uses its efficient, compact and precision technologies to achieve sustainability in a circular economy

Epson will become carbon negative and underground resource1 free by 2050 to achieve sustainability and enrich communities.

We are dedicated to offering businesses across Europe a clear ‘green choice’ in the products they use,” said Yoshiro Nagafusa, president of Epson Europe. “I hear from customers everyday about their need for technology that is better for the environment, cost effective and efficient. This is what Epson has delivered and the achievement, alongside the cumulative gains, lies with our business customers who have made the choice to switch from laser to inkjet technology.

In 2008, Epson established Environmental Vision 2050, a statement of our environmental goals out to the year 2050. The world has since changed. Global efforts to achieve social sustainability are accelerating, with the United Nations adopting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement charting a course toward decarbonization. In light of these changes, Epson revised the vision in 2018 and specified three actions that the company should take.

In March 2021, Epson further revised the vision, setting specific goals that reflect Epson's strong commitment to addressing major societal issues such as decarbonization and resource recycling.

Epson has established targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions until 2030 in line with the 1.5°C scenario of the Paris Agreement and the criteria of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).


Reduce the environmental impact of our manufacturing processes, products and services.


Achieve sustainability in a circular economy and advance the frontiers of industry and establish recycling systems through open and unique innovation.


Contribute to international environmental initiatives.


2025 Goals

As part of our 2025 Corporate Vision we want to contribute to the development of a sustainable society by leveraging efficient, compact and precision technologies to reduce the environmental impact of products and services across their life cycles.

Large corporations, like Epson, have the power to effect change quickest given their reach throughout global supply chains and impact through product development to make the circular economy model a reality.


Even in today’s digitally powered world, the printer is considered an essential business tool by 77% of employees in the EU5². Research also confirms better comprehension, concentration and lower stress levels result from reading printed text as opposed to digital screens³. For example, our WorkForce Pro inkjet printers now use up to 96% less energy, produce up to 94% less waste and emit up to 92% less CO₂ than comparable laser printers⁴.

In addition to improving the design and performance of existing products, applying the principles of the circular economy has required Epson to think about its business in a new light. We have commenced our Circular Economy Project to ensure this thinking model is reflected throughout our company and the community we work in, such as recycling printer cartridges at Epson Telford and third party certification throughout our processes.

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