Epson's purpose centres around enriching lives and helping to create a better world. Our employees are fundamental to our business goals and we constantly consider ways to improve their lives, the lives of their families and the communities that we are part of.
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Alongside our corporate purpose and management philosophy, diversity, equity, and inclusion live at the core of our corporate culture.
We are committed to developing an environment where all employees are enabled to make the most of their abilities, enjoy their work and participate in discussions as equals, regardless of background. We believe that the foundations for creating a free and open workplace are mutual respect and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We are serious about keeping all forms of discrimination and unfair practices out of our global operations. This is reflected in our participation in the UN Global Compact since 2004, and in the Epson Group policies regarding human rights and labour standards. This articulates Epson’s strong convictions in areas such as respect for human rights, prevention of all forms of harassment and discrimination, respect for local culture and customs, prohibition of child and forced labour, and maintenance of positive labour-management relations.
Our employees are the cornerstone of our success. We are committed to investing in their physical, mental, social, and financial wellbeing and offer a range of programmes and resources to mitigate health and wellbeing risks.
We employ around 2,000 people across EMEA. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today, and we are committed to delivering the best working conditions for everyone.
Following the pandemic and employee feedback, we introduced flexible working to enable hybrid home and office working on a long-term basis. We believe that reduced travel is beneficial to our employees, the community, and the environment.
New Horizons: inspiring young people
We believe that education is key to promoting sustainable development and through our New Horizons programme we seek to engage young people from primary school to university on important sustainability topics. Our target is to reach at least 10,000 students across Europe annually.
Contributing to communities
It’s incredibly important to us to be able to contribute to the communities that we live and work in. Our employees are involved in a variety of projects each year supporting environmental activity within their local communities.
Epson is committed to enriching education through technology, and we support schools across Africa, providing teachers and students with additional learning resources. We also work closely with government, industry, and community partners to deliver projects that provide printing technologies, sustainable power, local skills hubs, and educational materials.