290 Days of Social Commitment (Germany)
Epson Deutschland GmbH (EDG) has been running its “190 Days of Social Commitment” program since 2008. The program began when 190 EDG employees each took one day of paid leave at their own convenience to serve the community by volunteering their time at social welfare facilities or schools in the area around the Meerbusch office.
EDG changed the name to “290 Days of Social Commitment” in the 2017 fiscal year because the number of employees had increased to 290. In FY2018, as part of this program, employees cooperated in a project to perform repairs on a local elementary school building and take residents of a home for senior citizens to an aquarium.
Watch Assembly Class (Japan)
Seiko Epson traces its roots to Daiwa Kogyo, a watch factory. Over the decades, we have developed world-class watch manufacturing technology and have master watchmakers (human capital).
In FY2018, the city of Shiojiri, in Nagano prefecture, held a wristwatch assembly class to teach children the fun and enjoyment of creating products. Skilled watchmakers from Seiko Epson taught the children how to assemble part of a watch movement, mount the hour, minute, and second hands, and complete a watch so that it actually starts running. The children, who got to choose their own dials and bands, had fun assembling their own one-of-a-kind watch while also enjoying a sense of accomplishment and learning about a local industry.
Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival Sponsorship (Japan)
Seiko Epson helps to stimulate the local economy and community as a sponsor of the Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival. The festival, one of the largest in Japan, has been held every year since 1956 in the city of Suwa, a short walk from Epson headquarters. An incredible 40,000 fireworks explode over the lake, their sound reverberating off the surrounding hills, during this summer spectacle, which attracts some 500,000 visitors. The display culminates with a cascade of sparkles along a two-kilometer stretch of the lake.
Movie Screenings (Taiwan)
Epson Taiwan Technology & Trading Ltd. (ETT) has held movie screenings at elementary schools throughout Taiwan since 2009 to entertain children in the community. ETT provides the projectors and movies used at the venues. In FY2018, ETT showed movies 279 times at 60 schools. They were able to deliver the fun of movies to children in both urban and rural communities.
Beekeeping Project (Germany)
Epson Deutschland GmbH has been supporting a beekeeping program at a local Montessori School since 2014. Employees teach the schoolchildren how to conduct honeybee colony research, make beekeeping equipment, and create product labels using an Epson label writer. The students harvest, bottle, and provide the honey to people in the community.