Epson commits to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

SYDNEY, 15 November 2018 – Epson has committed the company to be consistent with the realisation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. As part of this effort, Epson created “Key CSR Themes,” a materiality matrix that identifies important initiatives for addressing social issues. Epson examined the relationship between its initiatives and the 169 targets of the 17 SDGs to identify the SDGs that intersect with Epson’s initiatives

President of Seiko Epson Corporation Minoru Usui said, “Epson is using its original efficient, compact, and precision technologies and initiatives as vehicles to drive innovations that will enrich the world and make it a better place. Our goals are the same as those of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations. Epson is creating new value by looking hard at solutions to social issues, understanding the expectations that society has of us, and then providing products and services that far exceed those expectations. We at Epson are committed to the development of sustainable societies through the four areas of innovation identified in the Epson 25 Corporate Vision.”

Epson confirmed that its initiatives support the achievement of the 13 SDGs below mapped out in the matrix below earlier this year1.

Epson believes that the growth strategies it has outlined in the Epson 25 Corporate Vision will help to achieve the SDGs. Specifically, the company will solve social issues and help to realise a sustainable society by driving innovations in four areas and executing environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives that support the realisation of the Management Philosophy.

What are Sustainable Development Goals?
“Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” was adopted in 2015 at the UN Sustainable Development Summit, which was attended by more than 150 world leaders. This agenda is a plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity that includes a declaration and a set of 17 goals and 169 targets for sustainable development.

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This matrix is subject to change depending on future business developments.

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