Sydney, 20 September 2022- The COVID-19 virus, which continues to impose restrictions on how we have historically lived, poses a global threat. Yasunori Ogawa, President and Representative Director, CEO of Seiko Epson Corporation, spoke about how the company is dealing with COVID-19, promoting sustainability, and improving communities.

The COVID-19 pandemic and climate change are just two instances of the problems in society that we are now dealing with, according to Ogawa.

The United Nations has been spreading awareness about how the natural world is being destroyed and how human activity is pushing it to the brink of extinction. Despite the fact that individuals have always sought enrichment, the emphasis has traditionally been on monetary and material items. This desire for fortune may exacerbate these issues. Moving forwards, it is critical to better ourselves as well as the rest of the world and the environment on a global basis.

Because our lives and civilizations are founded on the climate, Epson sees climate change as a long-term global concern. Epson also updated its Environmental Vision 2050 document. They analysed their 2°C scenarios last year based on the TCFD study and are currently researching a 1.5°C scenario.

Ogawa explained, “We will accelerate our environmental actions too. In 2020, Epson was named to the CDP’s prestigious. A List after attaining the highest scores for the categories of climate change and water security. There are other environmental issues, such as energy saving and resource depletion, that we will also continue to address.”

In addition to these environmental issues, there are several societal challenges, such as those mentioned in the SDGs. The U.N. Global Compact, which outlines 10 fundamental principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption, was signed by Epson in 2004.