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History2000-2009

Policy / Organization
Year
Activities / Results
2000
  • Established the new Environment Assurance system
2000
  • Chemical substance control system is updated to bring it in sync with the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) system.
2001
  • Introduction of Canon Group Environmental Charter revised
  • Environmental Evaluation System
2001
  • Introduction of Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA)
  • Established Fundamental Rules for Environment Assurance, Product Environmental Assurance Rules and Production Environmental Assurance Rules
2002
  • Established Global Environment Promotion Headquarters
  • Established Environmental Logistics Sub-committee
  • Launched G-Project, a team to deal with elimination
2002
  • Introduction of Modal Shift
  • First System Certification of Eco-Leaf Environmental Label Program
2003
  • Published Environmental Vision for 2010
2003
  • Initiation of Canon Sustainability Report
  • All operational sites in Japan achieved zero landfill waste
2004
  • Established Canon Ecology Industry Inc.
2004
  • Commercialized the RoHS-compliant products
  • Established the LCA assessment system
2005
  • Established Countermeasure Sub-committee(Logistics energy-saving)
2005
  • Acquired corporate certification for the Eco Rail Mark system.
  • All operational sites achieved zero landfill waste
  • Introduction of inverse manufacturing (IM) system
  • Joined the Bellmark campaign
2006
  • Established Countermeasure Sub-committee(Reduction of water usage)
2006
  • Gained regional industrial waste accureditation for the instigation of the Canon Green Recycling Service
2007
2007
  • Receive ISO14001 Consolidated Certification data
2008
  • Established Canon Environmental Vision
  • Establishment of Environmental Headquarters
  • Establishment of Global Environmental Strategy Special Committee
  • Establishment of Environmental frontrunner product project
2008
  • Introduction of solvent recycling technology
  • Introduction of VOC treatment system
  • Participated in Ink Cartridge Satogaeri(Homecoming) Project
2009
2009
  • Introduction of biomass plastics with the world's highest level of flame reterdance into product
  • Completed response to EU legislation for articles
  • Establishment of management scheme of CO2 emission
  • Introduction of the system of cost engeneering into environmentally conscious design