Global technology firm Epson has appointed a new president for Europe, Yoshiro Nagafusa, who welcomes the company’s sustainability-focused vision for the future.
Before he was appointed president, Nagafusa was senior vice president for Epson Europe with responsibility for optimizing infrastructure and sales operations in the organization’s CISMEA region. He has held several senior positions at Epson in Europe and globally in more than 30 years with the company.
‘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,’ commented Nagafusa.
Epson set out its sustainability-focused vision for the future, which includes a commitment to reducing carbon emissions in line with the 1.5℃ scenario by 2030. The company will join the RE100, a global collective of businesses committed to 100 percent renewable electricity, and aims to achieve this milestone by 2023. Epson has also committed to becoming carbon negative and underground-resource free by 2050 and will regularly report its global progress towards this goal.
Daniel Quelch, sustainability manager at Epson UK, added: ‘The new Environmental Vision 2050 and our new membership of the RE100 are landmark moments for our company. This renewed vision is a testament to where we have come so far and where we still want to go by establishing ambitious and measurable goals. I am inspired by the commitment of Epson employees across Europe to delivering on this vision, and I have absolute confidence in our ability to achieve it together.’