Epson Joins RBA, the World's Largest Industry Coalition Dedicated to CSR in Global Supply Chains

- TOKYO, Japan, April 25, 2019 -

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") is pleased to announce that it has joined Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), a global coalition dedicated to CSR in global supply chains.

RBA is a nonprofit comprised of electronics companies committed to supporting the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global supply chain. As a Regular Member, Epson commits to fully supporting the vision and goals of the RBA.

A global electronics industry that creates sustainable value for workers, the environment and business.

Members, suppliers and stakeholders collaborate to improve working and environmental conditions through leading standards and practices.

Epson will comply to the RBA Code of Conduct in its own operations, progressively implementing the RBA approach and tools in the spirit of the industry's common goals.
Epson also commits to progressively apply the RBA Code of Conduct to its first tier suppliers, to monitor its application to the best of its ability using RBA practices and tools, and to encourage and support its suppliers to do the same.

According to its Management Philosophy, Epson seeks to become indispensable to its customers and society. The company believes that CSR is an essential component of this. In 2005, Epson established its Group Procurement Guidelines to inform its suppliers about its procurement activities and to enlist suppliers' cooperation in its CSR initiatives. Then, in April 2008, Epson established the Epson Supplier Code of Conduct, which is based on the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) (now the Responsible Business Alliance, or RBA) Code of Conduct. The Epson Group Procurement Guidelines reflect international imperatives.

Going forward, Epson will further observe the RBA Code of Conduct and work with its suppliers to strengthen CSR supply chain initiatives.

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About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than US$10 billion.