Epson to be fully renewable by 2023

The Seiko Epson Corporation has announced that worldwide it main sites will all meet their electricity needs from 100 per cent renewable energy sources by 2023.

Sites using 100 renewable electricity at the moment include manufacturing sites in the UK, US and Philippines; European sales headquarters in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain; and three Japanese sites.

By the end of March 2021 all Japanese sites will be powered by renewables, and by 2023all sites globally.

As a result of these plans, Epson has calculated it can reduce emissions of CO2 by 36,000 tonnes annually to zero by 2023.

Epson global president Yasunori Ogawa said, "It's imperative that we address the global issue of climate change. Our company has been proactive about environmental issues from day one when our founders expressed their desire that we should protect the lake next to our company headquarters. And what's more we have always strongly believed in contributing to solving global environmental issues, for example, when we were the first company in the world to declare our commitment to eliminating CFCs from our operations worldwide. Going forward, we will steadily advance measures to use 100 per cent renewable electricity. In this and other environmental activities we will continue to pursue high targets and aggressively drive forward to achieve our goals."

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