Sustainability is a key focus at Epson’s new Southeast Asia headquarters

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Epson Southeast Asia has moved to a new regional headquarters at Alexandra TechnoPark, Singapore, where it will have two solution centers to display new products to customers in the region.

Among these are Epson’s sustainable innovation in printing, visual imaging, and robotics, including the company’s line of business inkjet printers, scanners, point of sales (POS) solutions, projectors, and large format printers for industrial label, photographic, signage and textile printing. 

Also housed in the new headquarters is the Epson PaperLab, a system that turns wastepaper into new, reusable paper. This office-based papermaking system uses Epson’s unique Dry Fiber Technology, which means it does not use water during the process, unlike traditional paper recycling methods.

PaperLab will be available in Singapore this year and will subsequently be launched in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand.

Epson PaperLab

According to Siew Jin Kiat, Regional Managing Director of Epson Singapore (SEA Headquarters), the headquarters’ new location brings sustainable choices closer to the company’s customers in the region.

“Sustainability is imperative in today’s business economy… We have made it simpler for our customers to lower their carbon footprint,” he said.

In his keynote address, he emphasized how climate change and global warming greatly impact society, and how Epson Southeast Asia will work with the Singapore government and NGOs in this region to co-create sustainability and engage businesses in conversation.

One example is Epson’s collaboration with National Geographic to raise public awareness on climate change, specifically how the melting permafrost in the Arctic affects the entire planet and how choosing sustainable technology can minimize our impact on the environment.  

“As we move forward on this journey to a low-carbon society, we look to inspire, educate and motivate businesses across Southeast Asia to operate more sustainably by working closely with our other local Epson offices across the region,” he added.

To achieve their vision, Epson looks to transition global group sites to 100% renewable energy by 2023. The Epson factory in the Philippines has 100% transitioned to renewable electricity in January 2021.

Read more: Epson joins National Geographic in fight against climate change

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