Epson Singapore concluded its inaugural business-to-business (B2B) event, B2B Ignite last Friday, that aims to fuel the growth and development of the region’s Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through the adoption of sustainable technologies.
Fostering digital transformation requires more than the adoption of new technologies. Today, this means creating environments where businesses can leverage innovation to deliver meaningful change that drives positive business outcomes.
With SMEs continuing to be at the heart of the region’s economy, accounting for 89% to 99% of total establishments, Epson looks to empower local businesses with the right tools to tackle the next steps towards being a sustainable business.
Munenori Ando, Regional Managing Director at Epson Singapore said, “Digital advancements, powered by innovation, continue to transform the way we live, work and play, while driving growth and competitiveness in the marketplace. As organisations continue on their digital transformation journey, Epson is here to propel businesses to the next level when it comes to building a sustainable business model for a greener tomorrow.”
A showcase of practical innovations that help reduce an organisation’s impact on the environment, B2B Ignite demonstrates how the adoption of sustainable technologies will meet the business and productivity needs of SMEs in Singapore as well as in the region.
Charting its environmental vision for 2050 that is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Epson has declared its commitment to playing a central role in realising a better world by refining its efficient, compact, and core technologies in order to drive innovations that will enrich the world and make it a better place.
Leveraging innovation in tandem with various initiatives to improve the environmental performance of Epson’s products and business offerings, Epson aims to reduce environmental impacts across the value chain and offer products and services that provide outstanding business, economic and environmental value in Singapore.
Capturing the Value of Sustainability
Epson aims to deliver sustainable innovations that provide true value to business operations and contributing to reducing the carbon footprint of businesses.
For instance, the Epson WorkForce range of inkjet printers are designed with energy efficiency in mind. It also helps organisations reduce waste with minimal replacement parts needed, and is also simpler and more convenient to maintain and operate, resulting in workplace efficiency without compromising speed and quality.
Furthermore, Epson’s digital textile printers are built to reduce significant water and electricity consumption, by printing digital data directly on fabrics instead of using dedicated plates pressed directly onto the fabric – this makes it a better choice for the environment when compared to traditional methods of fabric printing.
Epson is also already on its way to revolutionise the future of paper with the creation of PaperLab in Japan, the world’s first automated paper making system. PaperLab uses a dry-process paper-making system that turns used paper into new paper through defibration, binding, and forming – all without the use of water so businesses can expect to purchase less new paper and reduce their carbon footprint in the long run.
“SMEs need to accept the fact that no matter how small or large their business may be, they have a critical role to play in helping reduce our environmental impact on society. Through innovative technologies, Epson helps SMEs deliver more sustainable business operations by reducing power and energy consumption, waste output, and carbon footprint,” added Munenori.
 Epson’s inkjet printers consume up to 85% less energy than a similar-speed laser printer. Keypoint Intelligence Buyers Laboratory Custom Report (May 2017).
 Epson inkjet printers uses up to 59% less replacement parts compared to laser printers. Keypoint Intelligence Buyers Laboratory Custom Report (May 2018).