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Biodiversity Conservation Activities

Utilization of Canon Technologies and Products to Support Biodiversity

Introducing the Habits of Wildlife through Photos
(WILDLIFE AS CANON SEES IT, an environmental advertisement in National Geographic magazine)

Canon aims to contribute to biodiversity conservation by utilizing its own technologies to communicate the importance and beauty of nature to people around the world.
Our environmental advertisement, WILDLIFE AS CANON SEES IT, has been running in National Geographic magazine since April 1981. Through photographs, we introduce the habits of wildlife that normally would be difficult to observe, and show the natural environment they live in.
In addition, Canon U.S.A. is involved in an ongoing activity called Eyes on Yellowstone that involves monitoring the precious wild animals in Yellowstone National Park. The company also promotes other initiatives that make use of Canon imaging technologies.

Expressing the ecology of wild animals through photos

Expressing the ecology of wild animals through photos

Consideration for Biodiversity Centered on Operational Sites

The Oita Plant of Oita Canon promotes greening efforts throughout the property based on an integrated greenery plan suited to the surrounding environment. The site features a well-preserved natural forest, called Canon Forest, and a biotope in an effort to maintain biodiversity.
Under the concept of a “forest of co-creation,” the Kawasaki Office of Canon Inc. is creating a forest, extending over some 115,000㎡, adjacent to a large-scale commercial facility. The office has been actively engaged in the greening of operational sites and other conservation activities aimed at creating a forest area where the local community and nature can coexist.
In 2016, the Kawasaki Office received the Japan Greenery Research and Development Center Chairman’s Award at the 35th National Plant Greenery Promotion Conference organized by the Japan Greenery Research and Development Center. The office received high marks for the proactive establishment of a large green space measuring approximately 45,000㎡ (40% of the site area).

Green area at the site of the Kawasaki Office

Green area at the site of the Kawasaki Office

Contributing to the Realization of a Community Rich in Biodiversity

Initiatives in Thailand

To preserve biodiversity in regional waterways, Canon Hi-Tech (Thailand) has released 15,000 native fish into the Lamtakong Dam. At the same time, the company has worked to preserve the local habitat by initiating cleanup activities around dam and planting 200 trees.
Canon Prachinburi (Thailand) took part in a rehabilitation program to return to the wild bears, tigers, alligators and other animals that had been captured to be pets or sold, and were being protected by the Wildlife Rescue Center.
On the day, 89 Canon employees along with Wildlife Rescue Centre staff and members of the environmental activity group Baimai.org took part in setting up various facilities, including an erosion-control dam, a watering hole and a saltlick.

Cleanup activities around Lam Ta

Cleanup activities around Lam Ta

“One Canon Machine, One Tree”
Tree-Planting Activity in Malaysia

Canon Marketing (Malaysia) conducts the “One Canon, One Tree” program. Along with corporate clients that have opted to participate, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) plants one tree for each multifunction device it sells. In cooperation with Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA), in 2016 a total of 300 people—including Canon Marketing (Malaysia) employees and their families, corporate customers that had purchased multifunction devices, and local university students—planted around 1,000 trees in Taman Rekreasi Setia Impian (Western Park), located in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur.

Some of the 300 people who participated in the project

Some of the 300 people who participated in the project

Initiative in China:
Tree-Planting Activity in a National Wetland Park

Canon Suzhou took part in a tree-planting event in Suzhou Taihu National Wetland Park sponsored by the Suzhou New District Industries Association. Together, the participants planted 200 cherry trees.

National Tree Day
Initiative in Australia

Canon Australia participated in National Tree Day, an environmental conservation event sponsored by Planet Ark Environmental Foundation, an environmental NPO. Employees planted trees on the site of the company’s Sydney headquarters, as well as in the surrounding area.

Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program
in the United States

Canon U.S.A. has since 2009 cooperated with the Arbor Day Foundation, a forestry conservation organization.
This program seeks to restore forests in regions affected by natural disaster. One tree is planted for each imageRUNNER ADVANCE sold, and a total of 410,000 trees have been planted since 2009.