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Epson earns platinum rating from EcoVadis

October 27, 2020

Seiko Epson Corporation has earned a platinum rating for sustainability from France-based EcoVadis.

The platinum rating, which was established in 2020, indicates that Epson was ranked among the top 1% of companies in the industry. Epson had received a gold rating the previous three years. Gold is awarded to companies that score in the top 5% of companies evaluated.

The platinum rating was awarded in recognition of Epson’s global corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The EcoVadis assessment focuses on four themes: the environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. Epson received an “Outstanding” (the highest score) for the environment, as well as high scores for sustainable procurement, labour and human rights, and ethics, putting it in the top 1% in the computer and peripherals manufacturing industry.

“Sustainability is a core management strategy for Epson, so the fact that we received a Platinum rating after three consecutive years of Gold ratings is an honour and has tremendous value. As stated in the Epson Group’s Management Philosophy, our goal is to make Epson an indispensable company for our customers and society. And we believe that actions that demonstrate good governance and social responsibility across our supply chain are essential elements for achieving this goal. The whole Group will work together to further advance the technologies that will make our products and services more efficient, compact, and precise so that we may contribute to solutions to societal issues across Epson’s value chain and help to realize a sustainable world,” said Epson President Yasunori Ogawa.

EcoVadis provides an independent, trusted, common platform for evaluating and rating more than 65,000 groups and companies across 200 industries in 160 countries using CSR assessment criteria that are based on the sustainability standards of thousands of external sources such as NGOs, labour unions, international organisations, local governments, and auditing organisations.

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