Epson has been awarded the Gold rating for sustainability by independent platform EcoVadis.
The rating also acknowledges Epson as being ‘outstanding’ in both the Environment and Sustainable Procurement categories and complements other standards the company adheres to including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000.
EcoVadis – an independent, trusted and collaborative platform – uses a unique CSR assessment methodology that covers 150 purchasing categories, 110 countries, and 21 CSR indicators. The process to achieve the ranking included reviewing and assessing Epson in terms of its people, processes and platforms, which resulted in outstanding recognition of its policies, actions and results in both the Environment and Sustainable Procurement space, placing Epson in the top 5% of companies for sustainability.
In fact, Epson’s range of business inkjet printing technology is helping customers reach their environmental, financial and societal aspirations. If companies make the choice to invest in inkjet printing technologies, they can achieve up to 99% less waste, zero ozone gasses, 92% less CO2, and 96% less energy compared with using a laser printer1. Put into context that means if all businesses switched to inkjet printing, enough energy would be saved up to run at least 507,000 households across Europe.