Canon assesses locations to confirm available water intake volume before establishing offices and facilities. According to the World Resources Institute’s* water risk map “AQUEDUCT,” none of Canon’s production sites are located in a region considered to be extremely high risk.
Canon keeps water data by intake source (public water system, industrial water system, or groundwater) and manages water resources carefully so as not to exceed intake limits for the various regions in which it operates. We also manage targets for the volume of water used in production and constantly strive to reduce water usage by improving production processes and eliminating wastage.
In 2016, water usage throughout the Canon Group was 9,410 ㎥, a year-on-year decrease of 3.4% from 2015.
Canon promotes the recycling of water resources.
The Kitsuki Plant of Oita Canon Materials Inc. is located on Beppu Bay, home to precious natural resources. In consideration of the impact on the ecosystem, the plant employs a closed wastewater system that discharges nothing but rainwater.
A rainwater reuse system was installed at Canon Canada’s new headquarters completed in 2016. Rainwater is collected from the roof of the building and stored underground in a 45,000㎥-capacity tank. The collected water is used for toilets and on-site irrigation. The system is expected to reduce annual water use by about 2,300 ㎥.