Devtech are delighted to be a partner with Epson who have just been awarded a third successive EcoVadis platinum rating
Epson was awarded their third successive EcoVadis Platinum rating.
This award is in recognition of Epson’s global efforts to uphold the highest standards on the environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement, and highlights Epson’s commitment and actions on sustainability. This puts Epson in the top 1% of companies in its industry, particularly excelling in the fields of the environment as well as sustainable procurement.
Epson carried out a recent survey of 26,205 people across 28 global markets and showed that people see climate change as a primary threat – on a par with the ongoing financial crisis. Epson’s 2022 Climate Reality Barometer highlights that businesses are emerging as key climate influencers.
Immediate financial issues are people’s main concern. While “fixing the economy” (22%) and “rising prices” (21%) top the list of respondents’ priorities, climate change ranks a very close third (20%).
The survey also reveals that people are increasingly optimistic that climate disaster can be averted in their lifetime, however, there are significant variations in confidence levels with factors such as economics, geography and age.
2022 Climate Reality Barometer
The Epson 2022 Climate Reality Barometer shows that 64% of Africans are positive about solving climate change, compared to just 26% of Europeans.
In Africa 75%, and in Europe 55%, of respondents cite company and community sustainability initiatives as influential on climate attitudes and actions.
In Africa, Epson works alongside government, industry and community partners to deliver projects that provide printing technologies, sustainable power, local skills hubs and educational materials.
The oldest and youngest age ranges were most concerned about climate change. Those 55 and over had the climate as its most pressing global issue (22.2%), those at 24 years and under are the only ones to rank it second (19.3%) – all other age ranges rank it third.
In Europe, Epson is raising awareness of climate change – through its New Horizons initiative. It is reaching out to around 10,000 school children to help them make sense of the events unfolding before them and the actions they can take to make a real and sustainable difference enriching education through technology.
Epson is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, and commercial and industrial printing including heat-free printing and access to recycled paper using Epson’s PaperLab, which uses 95% less water than traditional paper recycling.
Epson will become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.
Epson’s 2022 Climate Reality Barometer surveyed 26,205 general respondents from the following markets: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam.