Epson Selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series
Epson has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the 16th consecutive year. The FTSE4Good Index Series measures the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indexes are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
Selection for the FTSE4Good Index Series indicates that Epson has been independently appraised for its efforts towards the environment and in solving issues in society, and has been recognised as a sustainable company.
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 aims to create new value by looking hard at solutions to social issues, understanding the expectations of society, and then providing products and services that far exceed those expectations. The company is committed to the development of a sustainable society through the four areas of innovation identified through its Epson 25 Corporate Vision and considers any action designed to realise Epson’s Management Philosophy to be a CSR activity.
In addition to ensuring compliance, observing corporate ethics, and fulfilling their responsibilities at a level that exceeds what society requires, Epson will fully demonstrate their unique creativity in CSR by creating value through the products they develop and manufacture. In 2017, Epson developed a materiality matrix that identifies key CSR themes, such as environmental issues, respect for human rights, human resources development, and governance. Epson uses this matrix to guide and strengthen their CSR activities and to help make the world a better place.