Epson Joins Newly Expanded Worldwide EPEAT Green Rating System for Imaging Equipment

  Epson Joins Newly Expanded Worldwide EPEAT Green Rating System for Imaging

Epson Committed to Offering EPEAT-Compliant Multifunction Printers

PR Newswire

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America today
announced support for and inclusion in the newly expanded EPEAT^® registry,
the definitive global registry for greener electronics. Driven by
congressional leaders, environmental groups, leading manufacturers and
institutional purchasers at an event today in Washington, D.C., the EPEAT
registry now includes printers, scanners, copiers and multifunction devices to
help companies, governments and consumers compare and purchase greener imaging
equipment. The expanded registry now includes a number of Epson multifunction
and large format printers, with more devices to be added as they are deemed
compliant with EPEAT's environmental requirements.


"Epson's inclusion in the EPEAT registry underscores a longstanding commitment
to environmental responsibility and performance," said Colin Donahoe, director
of business imaging, Epson America. "We have already registered a number of
devices with EPEAT based on their environmental criteria, and Epson worldwide
is working to continually expand the number of devices on the EPEAT registry
to make it easier for consumers and organizations to identify and purchase
greener printers."

To be added to the EPEAT registry, an imaging device must meet at least 33
required environmental performance criteria that were developed during a
four-year stakeholder consensus process that involved hundreds of
representatives from the environmental, research, governmental, and
manufacturing sectors. EPEAT rates products on a lifecycle basis, addressing
the elimination of toxic substances, the use of recycled and recyclable
materials, their design for recycling, product longevity, energy efficiency,
corporate performance and packaging, among other criteria. More information is
available at

"I'm pleased to count Epson among the pioneers of EPEAT's new Imaging
Equipment category," said Robert Frisbee, EPEAT CEO. "As a founding
manufacturer, Epson is forging a path toward a world filled with greener
options for imaging equipment and multifunction devices."

More than 533 million EPEAT-registered products have been purchased since the
original PC/Display rating system debuted in July 2006. The availability of
these products has contributed to the elimination of greenhouse gas emissions
equivalent to 11 million U.S. vehicles' annual impact, reducing more than
394,000 metric tons of hazardous waste and solid waste by nearly 167,000
metric tons. This reduction is equivalent to nearly 86,000 U.S. households'
annual waste.


EPEAT is the definitive global registry for greener electronics. The registry
includes the most products from the broadest range of manufacturers and spans
the widest array of countries. EPEAT combines strict, comprehensive criteria
for design, production, energy use and recycling with ongoing independent
verification of manufacturer claims. More than 533 million EPEAT-registered
products have been sold worldwide since 2006, resulting in significant
environmental benefits. EPEAT was developed through a stakeholder consensus
process and is managed by the Green Electronics Council, a non-profit
organization based in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges
from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices.
Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers
customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision
technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more
than 81,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its
ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which
it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's
regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more
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