New York City -- Seiko Epson Corp. ("Epson") has been named a Sustainability Leader and awarded Silver Class status in the SAM "Sustainability Yearbook 2011.”
The annual Sustainability Yearbook is published by the SRI (Social Responsibility Investment) research company, the SAM Group. Each year, 2,500 companies, as reflected in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index, are assessed for sustainable growth potential against more than 100 general and industry-specific criteria, covering economic, social, and environmental performance.
Of the 2,500 participating companies, only the top-scoring 15% in each of the 58 sectors were eligible for inclusion in The Sustainability Yearbook 2011. Of these, 103 companies were awarded gold class, 92 silver class, and 77 bronze class.
Epson is one of six Sustainability Leaders named in the "Computer Hardware & Electronic Office Equipment" sector.