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Epson Chosen for the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index


Seiko Epson Corporation (“Epson”) was recently selected for the first time as a component company of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), a leading indicator for socially responsible investment (SRI). The DSJI World is an international stock index jointly developed by the American company Dow Jones and Switzerland’s SAM (Sustainable Asset Management) Group. The index assesses companies around the world from economic, environmental, and social perspectives, and selects those with the best future prospects for achieving sustainability.

A review of the component companies is conducted on a yearly basis. In September 2008, 320 companies out of a pool of roughly 2,500 worldwide were designated as leading companies and selected to be included in the index. Epson was one of six that were selected from the computer hardware and electronic office equipment category of the technology sector. Epson will continue to practice trust-based management as stated in its management philosophy, and will strive to ensure that it continues to earn the public’s trust in the future.

About Epson
Epson is a global leader in imaging products including printers, 3LCD projectors and small- and medium-sized LCDs. With an innovative and creative culture, Epson is dedicated to exceeding the vision and expectations of customers worldwide with products known for their superior quality, functionality, compactness and energy efficiency.
Epson is a network of 88,925 employees in 109 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and to the communities in which it is located. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp., the Group had consolidated sales of 1,347 billion yen in fiscal 2007.


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