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Epson receives EcoVadis platinum status

epson kazuyoshi yamamoto.jpgGold status for corporate responsibility. Epson was again able to improve on the previous year and is now awarded EcoVadis Platinum status.

Epson has been awarded platinum status for corporate social responsibility by the independent organisation EcoVadis. The platinum rating, which was introduced in 2020, shows that Epson is one of the top one percent of companies in its industry and that the Group operates at the highest level in the areas of the environment, sustainable procurement, labour and human rights and ethics. For three consecutive years, Epson was awarded Gold status. Gold is awarded to companies that are in the top five percent of the companies evaluated.
Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, President of Epson Europe: "The platinum award from EcoVadis gives our customers the assurance that Epson takes all available measures to demonstrate sustainability in all business areas. Sustainability is in our DNA and at the heart of everything we do. With Platinum status, our customers can be assured that every facet of our business is independently audited and certified and that we are fully committed to meeting the highest standards of sustainability".
EcoVadis is an independent platform that uses standards to evaluate the corporate policy and CSR activities of companies. These include measures in the areas of the environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. EcoVadis' evaluation methods cover almost 200 purchasing categories, 160 countries and over 20 sustainability indicators. Over 55,000 companies use EcoVadis for their assessments.
The platinum status is awarded for the first time this year. Epson received an "Excellent" (the highest score) for the environment and high scores for the categories sustainable procurement, labour and human rights and ethics, making the company one of the top one percent in the computer and peripheral manufacturing industry. It is the best possible international standard for sustainability.
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