Epson Factory Achieves RBA Platinum Status for Socially Responsible Manufacturing
31 January 2023: PT. Indonesia Epson Industry has once again achieved platinum status in the Validated Assessment Program (VAP) of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) for reaching industry-leading levels of corporate social responsibility.
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 wellbeing of workers and communities worldwide. The coalition recognizes factories and sites across 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.
Indonesia Epson, which employed over 13,000 people as of April 2022, was first recognized in the RBA VAP in 2020 and has once again received Platinum Status. The factory produces a range of business and consumer inkjet printers including its range of high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers, offering high environmental performance and sold as EcoTank printers in many markets.
The recognition demonstrates that Indonesia Epson and its suppliers operate to the highest possible CSR standards and are firmly committed to the wellbeing of their employees. It represents a significant milestone for Epson as compliance with labour and social standards in public ICT procurement is an important part of all tender specifications and Epson’s business customers are increasingly demanding strong independent evidence of socially responsible manufacturing.
“We are delighted and honored to achieve this platinum rating again for our Indonesian factory,” said Tatsuaki Seki, Chief Sustainability Officer, Epson. “In our recently defined corporate purpose, we have committed ourselves to enriching lives and creating a better world. This means operating in a sustainable and socially responsible way in every location worldwide and in every part of our operations. We are determined to maintain and build upon the high standards represented by this rating.”