Epson transitions to 100% renewable energy worldwide

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Epson has announced that, as of December 2023, all electricity used at its group sites around the globe is from renewable sources.

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This makes Epson the first in the domestic manufacturing industry to complete the transition to renewable electricity at all of its sites worldwide.

The Epson Group consumes approximately 876GWh of electricity per year. By sourcing renewables to cover this demand, Epson expects to reduce its annual carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 400,000 tonnes.

In addition to sourcing renewable electricity, Epson will promote the broader adoption of renewable energy, including by generating more of its own power and by supporting the development of new power sources through co-creation.

Epson global president Yasunori Ogawa said, “For eight decades, Epson has demonstrated a proactive approach to environmental action.

“We have maintained the founder’s commitment to preserving the cleanliness of nearby Lake Suwa and became the world’s first company to eliminate CFCs from our manufacturing processes.

“Now we have successfully completed the switch to 100% renewable electricity at all Epson Group sites in just two years and 10 months since declaring our commitment to doing so in 2021.

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“This will not only help us to achieve our own goals but will also help to facilitate a broader adoption of renewable electricity within society by spreading awareness.”

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