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Epson releases its environmental vision for the next era

at the press conference held in Brussels, Belgium, Mr. Akihiko Sakai, executive director of the enterprise strategy office of Seiko Epson Corporation (hereinafter referred to as Epson), released the company's environmental vision for the next era. Mr. Sakai briefly introduced the magnificent plan formulated by Epson for some of the most urgent environmental problems that the world will face in 2050, and described the measures that the company will take in the next decade

among the many goals set by the vision, the most important one is undoubtedly to further enhance the efficiency of products. It is a plan aimed at reducing the overall carbon dioxide emissions of the company (throughout the life cycle of all products and services). The plan will strive to ensure that all products can be reused or recycled, and will actively participate in activities that are conducive to biodiversity

in order to gradually realize the environmental vision of 2050, Epson has set the following four goals:

(1) reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the full life cycle of products by 90%

(2) realize the resource reuse and recycling of all products

(3) reduce the direct emission of carbon dioxide by 90% and eliminate the emission of other greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide

(4) as an organic part of the ecosystem, work together with local communities to restore and protect biodiversity

in order to achieve the goals set by the 2050 environmental vision, Epson will take the following four measures in the first decade:

(1) reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the production process of parts (energy-saving and resource-saving design). In the life cycle of products, parts emit the highest proportion of carbon dioxide. Therefore, in order to reduce the impact of parts on the environment, Epson will carry out basic inspection of products at the product design stage, and will strive to reduce the size, weight and quantity of parts. At the same time, Epson will also readjust the production center, innovate sales and logistics, and strive for the understanding and cooperation of suppliers

(2) develop a new business model, which can not only prolong the service life of end-user products, but also return waste products to Epson, so as to promote more effective recycling of resources. Key research areas include product reuse, product leasing and product leasing if the pendulum does not rotate clockwise

(3) set up an expert group to actively study how to reduce the energy consumption of the dust-free workshop by half. Dust free workshop is the largest source of carbon dioxide directly discharged by Epson. 3. When installing this experimental machine, please place it on a solid bottom cabinet or concrete foundation, and its emission is about 300000 tons. Therefore, Epson will transfer personnel from the product production department, infrastructure department and other relevant departments to establish an expert group to promote the technological development of limiting the energy demand of dust-free workshops and ensure that energy is only used in an appropriate amount at the time and place. The company will further reduce energy consumption by merging dust-free workshops

(4) organize employees to actively participate in afforestation and other environmental protection activities. Epson will strive to cooperate with local governments and non-profit organizations/non-governmental organizations (NPOs/NGOs) in participating in afforestation activities. Epson employees can voluntarily participate in tree planting activities according to their time in line with the needs of their communities. Epson will also collect opinions from employees and provide assistance for environmental protection activities that they are suitable to participate in

the realization of the above ten-year plan requires the concerted efforts of the company. Epson will adopt flexible strategies for various plans, which can be adjusted according to the changes of academic views on environmental issues or the concerns of stakeholders in environmental issues. This plan will be implemented and optimized step by step to ensure that the company maximizes its potential

Epson sent a clear signal to the world, that is, our serious attitude in dealing with global issues. Our goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the life cycle of products and services by 90% by 2050, so as to control carbon dioxide emissions below the earth's carbon dioxide absorbable capacity

we hope to invite other members of the printing and imaging industry to work together to achieve or even exceed our goals. In these aspects, we are happy that others do better than us. Mr. Akihiko Sakai said

he also added that we are inviting all industries to work with us to find specific ways to deal with global environmental problems. We all have and should reduce the burden on the environment by changing our behavior. It's not just a matter of meeting the standards. We all know the direct consequences of not reaching the goal. Therefore, this is not a simple choice

in terms of climate warming, Epson's vision for 2050 calls for a reduction of about 90% of direct carbon dioxide emissions and the complete elimination of other greenhouse gas emissions from the company. Epson will achieve this goal by focusing on reducing the use of carbon dioxide in dust-free workshops. At present, carbon dioxide emissions from dust-free workshops account for 40% of the company's total emissions

Epson's technological innovation has made great contributions to energy conservation. In the past four years, the energy consumption of inkjet printers has decreased by 73%, while the energy consumption of projectors has decreased by 90% in the past 10 years. The unique micro piezoelectric inkjet technology developed by Epson for its long-life (non one-time replacement) print nozzles reduces the total amount of voltage and current required, thereby greatly reducing energy consumption

the same technology is also used to reduce the total use of raw materials, such as chips and other electronic components. This is the first step to deal with the problem of resource shortage that the world is about to face. We can see some clues from the huge rise in raw material prices in recent years

however, even if the global temperature rise can be controlled within two degrees, it still means that 25% of all natural species may be wiped out. To this end, Epson will also actively participate in activities to protect biodiversity. In any case, human beings cannot accept that 25% of all natural species may disappear. In recent years, Epson has continuously carried out a variety of tree planting activities and forest protection programs around the world, such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Spain, Germany, etc. Protecting forests and other important ecosystems will help protect biodiversity

with the launch of the environmental vision in 2050, Epson will face a series of severe challenges and need to come up with new methods and solutions, which may even lead to great changes in the company's organizational structure. In this regard, Epson will establish an expert advisory committee in Japan and Europe, whose purpose is to provide expert advice on plans, processes and methods to help Epson achieve its long-term vision. On this basis, Epson will share its research findings in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and raw material consumption with other enterprises, and gather everyone's efforts to create a better future

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