Epson has been selected for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series, a responsible investment (RI) index of FTSE Russell, a London Stock Exchange Group company. This marks the 19th consecutive year that Epson has been selected.
Epson aspires to achieve sustainability and enrich communities over the long term. Epson sees its inclusion in this index as objective evidence that its efforts to address environmental and social issues are recognised, and that it is seen as a sustainable company.
Epson is committed to co-creating sustainable and enriched communities by addressing solutions to environmental problems and other societal issues, as well as by providing surprise and delight that exceed customer expectations. This commitment is aligned with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.
Epson will contribute to the achievement of a better and more sustainable future as envisioned by the SDGs by using their efficient, compact, and precision technologies and digital technology to connect people, things, and information and by applying new ideas and methods to create fresh value.
The FTSE4Good Index Series was created by global index provider FTSE Russell and is designed to measure the performance of companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good Index Series is widely used to create and evaluate sustainable investment funds and other financial products.
Transparent management and clearly defined ESG criteria make FTSE4Good indexes suitable tools to be used by a wide variety of market participants when creating or assessing sustainable investment products. FTSE4Good indexes can be used in four main ways:
• Financial products - as tools in the creation of index-tracking investments, financial instruments or fund products focused on sustainable investment.
• Research - to identify environmentally and socially sustainable companies.
• Reference - as a transparent and evolving global ESG standard against which companies can assess their progress and achievement.
• Benchmarking - as a benchmark index to track the performance of sustainable investment portfolios.
Epson’s CSR and SDGs
In the 2020 fiscal year, Epson identified four materialities (priority issues) that it should address in order to contribute to solutions to societal issues and progress toward its aspirational goal of achieving sustainability and enriching communities. Epson selected 12 key sustainability topics that it will act on to achieve the materialities.
After analysing the relationship between the 12 key sustainability topics and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on the 169 SDG targets, Epson found that the actions they are currently taking will contribute to all 17 of the SDGs (please click on the link below for more details).
Epson will help to achieve the SDGs by acting on the key sustainability topics, thereby achieving sustainability and enriching communities.