Furthering its commitment to the environment and sustainability, 100% of Epson’s electricity used at all of its Australian and New Zealand offices and company sites has now been certified under the Australian GreenPower and the New Zealand Energy Certificate System (NZECS).
Epson Australia MD, Craig Heckenberg, explained, “In our renewed Environmental Vision established in 2021, Epson made a firm commitment to achieve carbon negative and be underground resource free by 2050. We have set targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our operations and value chain, aligning with the 1.5 °C scenario of the Paris Agreement and the criteria of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). By 2025, our aim is to reduce scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 34% compared to FY2017 levels. To achieve this, renewable electricity is a top priority in our decarbonisation strategy."
GreenPower is accredited Australian renewable electricity sourced from the sun, wind, water and bioenergy. The GreenPower program is a government accreditation that ensures the electricity use of customers that buy GreenPower is matched with renewable electricity added to the grid. Buying GreenPower means more renewable electricity on the grid and less emissions from electricity use for Epson (Scope 2 emissions).