08/07/2021 – Agenda Sustainability and enriching communities
New appointed Europe President at Epson
Yoshiro Nagafusa is the new Europe President at Epson since April 1, 2021. He welcomes the technology firm’s sustainability-focused vision for the future.
In his role, Nagafusa supports the implementation of the company’s visions ‘Epson 25 Renewed’ and ‘Environmental Vision 2050’ in the European region.
- Epson has set out its sustainability-focused vision for the future, which includes a commitment to reducing its carbon emissions in line with the 1.5 °C scenario by 2030.
- The company will join the RE100, a global collective of businesses committed to 100 per cent renewable electricity and aims to achieve this milestone by 2023.
- Epson has also committed to become carbon negative and underground-resource free by 2050 and will report regularly on its global progress towards this goal.
New Epson Europe President Yoshiro Nagafusa:
“At Epson, we aspire to operate and develop technologies in ways that can help to support society with the evolving issues it faces, and there are few more important matters than climate change. I am particularly proud to take on this leadership role for Epson Europe as we enter a new phase for the company. I look forward to leading our European operations as we work to reduce the impact Epson products and services and supply chains have on the environment.”
Prior to his appointment as president, Mr. Nagafusa was Senior Vice President for Epson Europe with responsibility for optimising infrastructure and sales operations in the organisation’s CISMEA region. Mr. Nagafusa has held a number of senior positions at Epson both in Europe and globally in more than 30 years with the company.
A program for sustainability
Epson recently announced Epson 25 Renewed, a new corporate vision to drive the company towards its goals of achieving sustainability and enriching communities. Epson’s strong sustainability commitments and achievements already see it ranking in the top ten of all companies measured by industry intelligence provider IDC’s sustainability framework, rating higher than average across all indexes measured.
Epson’s revised Environmental Vision 2050 reinforces these goals, as the company seeks to become carbon negative and underground resource free by 2050 through a program of decarbonisation, closing resource loops, customer environmental impact mitigation and the development of innovative environmental technologies.