Epson Awarded Silver Class in ‘Sustainability Yearbook 2010’

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Company named Sustainability Leader in computer and office equipment sector

Seiko Epson Corporation (“Epson”: TSE: 6724) has been named a Sustainability Leader and awarded Silver Class status in the SAM “Sustainability Yearbook 2010”, published on January 26.

The annual Sustainability Yearbook rates the sustainable growth potential of over 1,200 corporations worldwide by assessing them against more than 100 general and industry-specific criteria, covering economic, social, and environmental performance. The world-renowned SRI (Social Responsibility Investment) research company, the SAM Group, evaluates each potential entrant in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Of the 246 companies representing 58 sectors contained in the 2010 Yearbook, 97 were awarded Gold Class, 84 were rated as Silver Class, and 65 were given Bronze Class ratings. Epson is one of seven Sustainability Leaders named in the “Computer Hardware & Electronic Office Equipment” sector, all of which attained Silver Class status.

Epson was first listed in the 2008 Yearbook with a Bronze Class rating, and as a result, was also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), for which the SAM Group has responsibility for evaluation and admission. Epson’s ongoing commitment to sustainable growth has resulted in this year’s Silver Class status, and boosted by this achievement the Company will continue to develop its CSR program and strengthen its trust-based management initiatives.

To find out more about Epson’s CSR activities, or to view Epson’s Sustainability Report 2009, please visit the Epson & the Community section on the corporate website.