TOKYO, Japan – Epson Engineering (Shenzhen) Limited, a Chinese printer, projector and robot factory of global technology company Epson, has achieved Platinum status in Responsible’s Valid Audit Process (VAP) Business Alliance (RBA) to achieve industry-leading levels of corporate social responsibility.
The RBA is the world’s largest industry coalition dedicated to corporate social responsibility in global supply chains and is committed to supporting the rights and well-being of workers and communities around the world. The coalition recognizes factories and sites around the world that achieve the highest standards of corporate social responsibility in their production processes and focuses on fair working conditions, human rights and sustainability.
Epson Engineering (Shenzhen), which employed nearly 8,500 people in March 2021, has been recognized in the RBA VAP for achieving these standards. The factory is one of Epson’s main manufacturing plants and manufactures a wide range of products, including large format printers, home inkjet printers, SIDM printers, projectors and robots.
The certificate demonstrates that Epson operates its Epson Engineering (Shenzhen) plant to the highest possible CSR standards and is firmly committed to the well-being of all of its employees. This is an important step for Epson, as meeting social and labor standards in ICT public procurement is an important part of all specifications and Epson’s business customers increasingly demand more. strong independent evidence of socially responsible manufacturing.
“We are delighted and honored to have achieved this platinum rating for our Shenzhen plant,” said Tatsuaki Seki, director of sustainability at Epson. “We are totally committed to achieving our ambitious goal of achieving sustainability and enriching communities,” which means operating in a sustainable and socially responsible manner in every place of the world and in every part of our operations. We are determined to maintain and develop the high standards represented by this rating. “
Yoshiro Nagafusa, Managing Director and President of Epson Europe said: “This certificate is important not only for Epson, but also for our customers who rightly insist that our products are manufactured to the highest standards of socially responsible manufacturing. . The Platinum Standard is the highest standard we can achieve and communicate to the market that an Epson product has been manufactured to meticulous standards, from manufacture and distribution to the use of resources and the welfare of our people. staff. While we are proud of this achievement, we want to assure everyone that we will continue to make improvements in all aspects of what we do. “