How Epson helps make the world a better place

Epson continues to leverage its efficient, compact, and precise technologies to drive innovations that will make the world a better place. The inkjet and innovative technology firm has been taking its commitment to sustainability one step further to make sure each new generation of its core products remain good for the environment.

The company said its products are designed to be more eco-friendly through the elimination of hazardous substances in the materials it uses from conception to completion in manufacturing. One of the proofs of this commitment is the heat-free technology in Epson printers to eliminate heat from the printing process. Thus, the brand’s inkjet printers consume much less energy compared to typical laser printers. This feature is also evident in its high-capacity ink tanks, which significantly lower environmental impact while bolstering operational efficiency.

“We are committed to transforming the way businesses work and drive the circular economy,” said Epson South East Asia Director for Regional Marketing Siew Jin Kiat. “Within the office space, we designed our inkjet printing products to offer more cost-efficient printing that is better for the environment. Our printers today offer one-tenth average printing costs, use one-eighth the average power consumption, and can print 100 pages a minute.”

Kiat said the company is working on an office-based paper recycling loop using its water-free dry fiber technology that can make new paper from used copy paper on the spot. The brand’s revolutionary Paper Lab is the first-ever office-based papermaking system that shrinks the office’s environmental footprint by repurposing used paper and using 60% less water in the process.

 

Workplace ethics

Meanwhile, Epson’s reliable robotics solutions are automating processes in labor-intensive industries to enable employees to leave behind harsh working conditions and long hours. Piezoelectric inkjet systems in digital textile printers are also driving a technology shift from analog, helping textile manufacturers to cut their waste material by up to 95%, enabling faster turnaround and the flexibility to run short-run jobs on a wide range of material.

The desire to make the world a better place is also embraced and is evident in Epson’s work ethic, which upholds the desire to build purpose and sustainability ‘into the details’ of innovation and the ‘every day.’ This is more evident in the company’s new office and solution centers where its own products are used to support a hybrid workplace while reducing power consumption and waste, while at the same time caring for the environment. Workspaces are designed to be more energy efficient with layouts that allow resources to be better shared, enabling collaboration across teams that produce their best work.

 

Strategic partnerships

Epson teams across the globe work to make significant contributions to global corporate climate change and social issues advocates championing human rights, environmental action, workforce diversity, and sustainable sourcing in supply chain management.

In the Philippines, in partnership with Rotaract Club’s ‘Juan Bottle at a Time’ project, Epson shared the basics of proper waste management and eco-bricks making with the youth community of Santa Ana, Manila. The Philippine office also partnered with the Department of Environment and Natural resources and its youth arm, GREENducation Philippines, for a film competition that aimed to raise public awareness on environmentalism.