Leveraging Renewable Electricity to Connect Businesses and Lead a Sustainable Society

This page was released in February 2023.

Epson completed the switch to 100% renewable electricity at all Epson Group sites around the globe1 in December 2023, making Epson the first2 company in the Japanese manufacturing industry to do so.

1 Excludes some sales sites and leased properties where the amount of electricity consumed cannot be determined
2 Among Japanese companies that have joined the RE100. Current as of January 9, 2024, per Epson research.
Epson Transitions to 100% Renewable Electricity at All Group Sites Worldwide

The Global Epson Group3 has Committed to Transitioning to 100% Renewable Energy in 2023 - a Big Challenge for a Manufacturer

Lake Suwa near the head office

Epson was founded near Lake Suwa, in a region blessed with an abundance of nature. We want to contribute to decarbonization and preserve the environment for future generations. As part of this effort, we transitioned to 100% renewable electricity (530 GWh/year) at all our domestic sites3, becoming the first company in the Japanese manufacturing industry4 to do so. The transition will reduce Epson's annual carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 250,000 tonnes. In addition, we declared that we will transition to 100% renewable energy to meet the electricity needs at all Epson Group sites3 worldwide in 2023. This is a bold declaration for any company in the manufacturing industry that uses a large amount of electricity.

3 Excludes some sales sites and other leased properties
4 Among Japanese companies that have joined the RE100. Current as of October 27, 2022, per Epson research.

Supporting the Development of Renewable Energy Sources in Addition to the Use of CO2-Free Electricity

Inside a hydroelectric power station (photography provided by the Nagano Prefecture Enterprise Bureau)

Renewable energy refers to energy generated by natural forces such as solar and wind power. One of the efforts to achieve 100% renewable energy is the use of Shinshu Green Electricity, a CO2-free power source provided by Chubu Electric Power Miraiz Co., Inc. In addition to procuring CO2-free electricity, Epson worked with the Nagano Prefecture Enterprise Bureau, a power supply developer, and Chubu Electric Power Miraiz Co., Inc. to launch "Shinshu Green Power Supply Expansion Project". This is an effort by Epson to provide direct support to accelerating the development of renewable energy in Nagano Prefecture.

Some of Our Overseas Sites Have Already Achieved 100% Renewable Energy

Solar panels, Seiko Epson Corporation, Ina Plant

The entire company is working together to realize the declaration. Overseas, our production sites in the U.K. and the U.S., as well as the office buildings of our European sales companies in the U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and France, are all powered by renewable energy5. Our manufacturing site in the Philippines uses electricity generated by a rooftop mega solar power plant, as well as a mix of geothermal and hydroelectric power. By converting to renewable electricity earlier than scheduled, Epson will not only achieve its own environmental targets but will also help to encourage the spread of renewable electricity in society as a whole.

5 As of March 2021

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Takato Dam and Takato Sakura Power Station of the Nagano Prefecture Enterprise Bureau is one of the shooting locations. It is located adjacent to Takato Joshi Park, a place much loved by the local community for viewing cherry blossoms in spring. The dam is lit up during the cherry blossom viewing season.
Takato Sakura Power Station, located under Takato Dam, began operations in April 2017 to effectively utilize Nagano Prefecture's abundant water resources and to encourage adoption of renewable energy, including by a nursery school in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo.

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