Epson has earned a platinum rating from independent business sustainability assessor EcoVadis in recognition of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

The rating ranks Epson among the top 1% of sustainable technology companies – a reflection of its commitment to achieving the highest possible global sustainability standards.

Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, president of Epson Europe, adds: “The EcoVadis platinum certification provides our customers with the assurance that Epson is taking all available measures to achieve sustainability across its operations.

“Sustainability is in our DNA and runs through everything we do. Platinum status means our customers can rest assured that every aspect of our business is independently checked and certified and that we are wholly committed to delivering the highest sustainability standards.”

EcoVadis provides an independent, trusted and collaborative platform for evaluating and rating over 65 000 organisations across 200 industry sectors in 160 countries. The platform uses CSR assessment criteria based on the sustainability standards of thousands of external sources such as NGOs, international organisations and local governments. The EcoVadis assessment focuses on four themes: the environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

Epson received an “Outstanding” (the highest score) rating for the environment, as well as high scores for sustainable procurement, labour and human rights, and ethics, placing it in the top 1% in the computer and peripherals manufacturing industry. Epson received a gold rating the previous three years – an achievement awarded to the top 5% of companies evaluated.

More information on Epson’s CSR performance can be found in its Integrated Report and Sustainability Report, which highlight the company’s progress and key achievements in the areas of environmental performance, social responsibility and corporate governance globally. Epson Europe’s environmental credentials can be viewed here.