Epson Goal: Cut CO2 Emissions 90% By 2050

by | Jun 7, 2008

epson.jpgEpson said it is aiming to reduce its CO2 emissions by 90 percent by 2050, and asks other printing companies to match its targets, ZDNet reports.

The company plans to achieve its targets in part by shrinking the size, weight and number of the parts it uses.

Epson, whose current CO2 emissions run at approximately 750,000 tons per year, also said it plans to overhaul and streamline its logistics and distribution operations, and step up its take-back, leasing and rental schemes. The company added that it would also try to halve the emissions generated by its cleaning rooms.

Executive Corporate Strategy Officer for Seiko Epson, Akihiko Sakai, said:

“Our aim is to reduce CO2 emissions within the lifecycle of our products and services by 90 percent by the year 2050 compared with current levels, in order to keep emissions below the Earth’s CO2-absorption capacity. We would like to invite other members of the printing and imaging industry to match or better our targets.”

Epson launched a new procurement management policy and procurement standards that consider the environmental sustainability of forests and expands the purchase of paper products that meet those policy standards.

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