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History1972-1999

Policy / Organization
Year
Activities / Results
1972
  • Establishment of Central Pollution Prevention Committee
1972
1976
1976
  • Establishment of Pollution prevention management regulations
1988
  • Established corporate philosophy of "Kyosei"
1988
1989
  • Establishment of Fluorocarbon Countermeasure Committee
1989
1990
  • Establishment of Environment Assurance Promotion Committee
  • Naming of Environment Assurance Director in Charge and Establishment of Dedicated Environment Assurance Organization
1990
  • Initiation of toner cartridge recycling
1991
  • Creation of Environment Assurance Promotion Plan
1991
1992
1992
  • Eliminate use of fluorocarbons
  • Establishment of harmless glass sludge technologies
  • Initiation of copying machine remanufacturing activities
1993
  • Established Canon Environmental Charter
  • Completion of Ecology Research & Development Center
1993
  • Initiation of product assessments
  • Publication of "Product Assessment Guideline"
  • Initiation of Life Cycle Assessments
  • Eliminate use of trichloroethane
1994
  • Established Countermeasure committee(Elimination of Chlorine-based organic solvent)
1994
  • Initiation of Environmental Audit
  • Initiation of Operational Site Energy-saving activities
  • Introduced the internal environment audit in the operational sites
  • Initiation of enironmental report "Ecology"
1995
  • Establishment of Environment Engineering Center
1995
  • Initiation of Green Procurement activity
  • Eliminate use of HFCs
  • Receive BS7750 certification (Ami, Ueno plants), first case in Japan
1996
  • Creation of Global Environment Promotion System
1996
  • Begin recycling of Bubble Jet cartridges
1997
1997
  • Establishment of global green purchasing and procurement standards
  • Eliminate use of trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene
1998
  • Established Countermeasure Sub-committee(PFCs)
1998
  • Establishment of Environmentally Conscious Design Guidance
  • Approve of Keidanren Voluntary Action Plan on the Environment (established in 1997)
1999
1999
  • Initiation of Canon Environmental Report
  • Eliminate use of PFCs, HFCs, SF6