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Protecting and Conserving the EnvironmentData Summary

Data on CO2

Total GHG Emissions by Scope

(t-CO2

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Scope 1 169,974 164,769 174,342 160,520 151,504
Scope 2 992,380 955,338 962,229 930,471 889,982
  • * Figures for 2018/2019 obtain third party verification.

Data on Energy

Energy Consumption by Region in 2019

(TJ)

  Electricity Gas Oil Other (steam, wide area heating and air conditioning)
Japan 4,490 1,314 254   34
Americas    392    155     6     0
Europe    314    169 394   63
Asia and Oceania (except Japan) 1,796      76   27   68
Total 6,992 1,714 680 165
  • * Electricity includes the amount generated by renewable energy sources.
  • * Figures obtain third party verification.

Use of Renewable Energy by Region in 2019

  Electric power (MWh) Geothermal power (TJ)
Japan      416   0
Americas   6,227   0
Europe 69,709 15
Asia and Oceania (except Japan)      192   0
Total 76,544 15

Data on Waste

Recovery Volume by Type of Waste in 2019

(t)

Type of Waste Type of Recovery Treatment Recovery Amount
Paper Cardboard, paper used by office equipment, toilet paper, raw material for paper products, building board, roadbed materials, etc.   23,006
Plastics Raw materials for plastic products and other applications, roadbed materials, cement materials, fuels, blast furnace reducing agents, soil improvement agents, etc.   22,779
Metals Raw materials for metals, roadbed materials, etc.   31,631
Oils, acids and alkalis Cement materials, fuels, roadbed materials, reuse of oils, chemicals and solvents, etc.   10,738
Sludge Cement materials, construction materials, aggregates, metal materials, organic fertilizers, compost, etc.     7,826
Wood Construction boards, bedding for plants, pulp materials, fuels, fertilizers, etc.     6,693
Glass and ceramics Glass materials, roadbed materials, cement, metal materials, etc.        403
Others Combustion aid, roadbed materials, soil improvement agents, iron-making materials, metal materials, etc.     7,880
Total    110,955

Landfill Amount of General Waste Generated by Business Activities

(t)

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
General landfill waste generated by business activities 2,188 2,343 2,105 2,166 2,195

Atmospheric Emissions

SOx and NOx Emissions

(t)

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
SOx   0.7   0.6   1.2   1.1   1.0
NOx 65.6 62.1 61.7 56.1 52.9

Data on Water Resources

Total Wastewater Discharge

(1,000m3)

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Japan 4,122 4,108 4,491 4,377 4,221
Outside Japan 3,744 3,433 3,306 3,086 3,116

Wastewater Amount by Discharge Route in 2019

(1,000m3)

  Rivers Sewerage System Total
Japan    907 3,314 4,221
Outside Japan    532 2,585 3,116
Total 1,439 5,898 7,337

2019 Water Quality Data

(t)

  2019
SS 162
BOD 248

Water Consumption in 2019 by Type

(1,000m3)

  Public Water Industrial Water Groundwater Total
Japan 1,573 2,442 1,220 5,235
Outside Japan 2,988    717    272 3,977
Total 4,561 3,158 1,493 9,212
  • * Figures obtain third party verification.

Use of Recycled Water and Recycling Rate in 2019

  Recycled Water (1,000m3) Recycling Rate (%)
Japan 1,439 27.5
Outside Japan      51   1.3
Total 1,490 16.2

Data on Chemical Substances

Substances Canon No Longer Uses

Substance Eliminated Date Eliminated
Ozone-Depleting Substances Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), 15 types December 1992
1,1,1-Trichloroethane October 1993
Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), 34 types October 1995
Greenhouse Gases*1 Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) December 1999
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) December 1999
Soil Contaminants Trichloroethylene December 1996
Tetrachloroethylene December 1996
Dichloro methane (for cleaning) December 1997
Dichloro methane (for thin film coating)*2 October 2003
  • *1 Excludes use in semiconductor manufacturing
  • *2 Discontinued use in Japan in December 2001

Amount of Chemical Substances in 2019

(t)

  Amount
Japan 7,650
Outside Japan    869
Total 8,519

VOC Emissions in 2019

(t)

  VOC Emissions
Japan 135
Outside Japan 175
Total 311

2019 List of Chemical Substances Subjected to the PRTR Act

(kg)

Statutory No. Name of Substance Emissions Volume Transfer Volume
Atmosphere Public Water Sewerage System Waste Recyclables
    7 N-butyl acrylate        1   0      0          0   25,557
  20 2-aminoethanol    181 19      2 18,529   13,598
  31 Antimony and its compounds        1   0      0          0        141
  53 Ethylbenzene    499   3      0   2,936   12,834
  71 Ferric chloride 0   0      0          0 154,708
  80 Xylene 8,524   4      0   6,025 153,731
125 Monochlorobenzene    482   0      0      268   23,621
128 Methyl chloride        5   0      0          0             0
150 1,4-dioxane    367   0      0          0        540
202 Diphenylamine        0   0      0          0          52
232 N,N-dimethylformamide    243   0      0          0        315
240 Styrene    200   0      0          0   98,264
259 Tetraethylthiuram disulfide        0   0      0          0             2
296 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene    207   0      0        10   11,312
298 Tolylene diisocyanate        0   0      0          0        240
299 Toluidin        3   0      0          0            0
300 Toluene 6,587 14      0 1,227   45,391
306 Hexamethylene diacrylate        0   0      0          0          27
308 Nickel        1   0      0          2     1,396
309 Nickel compounds        0   0      0        15     1,550
343 Pyrocatechol      19   0      0          0     4,106
349 Phenol      82   0      0          1        368
374 Hydrogen fluoride and its water-soluble salts        4 50 1,438          0        656
395 Water-soluble salts of peroxodisulfuric acid        0   0    753          0     4,365
408 Poly (oxyethylene) octylphenyl ether        0   0      0          0        652
412 Manganese and its compounds        0   0      0          0     1,117
438 Methylnaphthalene      70   0      0          0        398
448 Methylenebis (4,1-phenylene) diisocyanate        1   0      0          0   13,009

Environmental Accounting

Calculations performed according to the Environmental Accounting Guidelines (2005 edition) issued by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment.

Environmental Conservation Costs

(Billions of yen)

Category Details of Key Activities 2019
Investment Cost
(1) Business Area Cost    3.45   8.31
Details 1. Pollution Prevention Cost Air, water and soil pollution prevention, etc. 1.53   4.04
2. Global Environmental Conservation Cost Prevention of global warming, energy conservation, efficient logistics, etc. 1.82   1.87
3. Resource Circulation Cost Efficient resource use, waste reduction, sorting, recycling, etc.   0.1   2.4
(2) Upstream / Downstream Cost Green procurement initiatives, product recycling*1, etc.   0.07   7.1
(3) Administration Cost Environmental education, environmental management system, tree planting, information disclosure, environmental advertising, personnel, etc.   0.05   3.59
(4) R&D Cost*2 R&D for reducing environmental impact   0.0     0.15
(5) Social Activity Cost Contributions to organizations, sponsorships, memberships, etc.   0.03     0.13
(6) Environmental Remediation Cost Soil remediation   0.15     0.09
(7) Other Other environmental protection-related costs   0.0     0.03
Total    3.76 19.41
  • *1 In connection with the recycling of used products, expenses for product collection, storage, sorting, shipment, etc.
  • *2 Expenses for basic research on environmental technologies

Environmental Conservation Benefit

Details of Benefit Environmental Protection Indices
Index Index Value
Benefit Related to Business Area Cost Benefit related to resources input into business activities Energy conservation (t-CO2)   50,304
Benefit related to waste or environmental impact originating from business activities Recycled resources volume (t) 110,955
Benefit Related to Upstream / Downstream Cost Benefit related to goods and services produced from business activities Product energy conservation amount (1,000 t-CO2)*3     2,944
Recovery of used products (t)*4   68,593
  • *3 CO2 reduction resulting from energy-conservation technologies in electrographic multifunction devices and laser printers.
  • *4 Amount of recovered copying machines, cartridges, etc. (including outsourced material recycling and thermal recovery)

Economic Benefit Associated with Environmental Conservation Activities

(Billions of yen)

Details of Benefit 2019
Revenue Sales revenue from waste recycling   2.3
Cost Reduction Reduction in energy costs from energy conservation 2.11
Reduction from green procurement   0.0
Reduction in waste handling costs from resource conservation and recycling 1.77
Total 6.18

Benefit of Upstream / Downstream Costs

(Billions of yen)

Details of Benefit 2019
Lower energy costs from reduced product energy consumption*5 78.87
Profit from used product recycling   5.83
  • *5 Calculated as the reduction in energy consumption of electrographic multifunction devices and laser printers sold in 2019 (excluding production printers) × 12 yen/ kWh (economic effect for the customer).

Product Standards Compliance

2019 Standards Compliance for Environmentally Conscious Products

  Law on Promoting Green Purchasing (Japan) Eco Mark (Japan) International ENERGY STAR® Program
Copying Machines/ Multifunction Devices (MFDs) 26/26
(100%)
26/26
(100%)
26/26
(100%)
Laser Printers 14/14
(100%)
14/14
(100%)
14/14
(100%)
Inkjet Printers 11/11
(100%)
11/11
(100%)
11/11
(100%)
  • * Values show the number of models meeting specifications out of the number of new models on sale in Japan, with the compliance ratio in parentheses.

2019 Standards Compliance for Consumables

  Law on Promoting Green Purchasing (Japan) Eco Mark (Japan)
Toner Cartridges 9/9
(100%)
9/9
(100%)
Ink Cartridges 34/34
(100%)
34/34
(100%)
  • * Values show the number of models meeting specifications out of the number of new models on sale in Japan, with the compliance ratio in parentheses.

Operational Sites Covered in the Environmental Section

Name Location
Canon Inc. (1 company, 15 operational sites)
Headquarters Tokyo
Yako Office Kanagawa
Kawasaki Office Kanagawa
Tamagawa Office Kanagawa
Kosugi Office Kanagawa
Hiratsuka Plant Kanagawa
Ayase Plant Kanagawa
Fuji-Susono Research Park Shizuoka
Utsunomiya Plant Tochigi
Toride Plant Ibaraki
Ami Plant Ibaraki
Utsunomiya Optical Products Plant Tochigi
Optics R&D Center Tochigi
Oita Plant Oita
Tsukuba Parts Center Ibaraki
Marketing Headquarters in Japan (1 company)
Canon Marketing Japan Inc. Tokyo
Manufacturing Subsidiaries in Japan (23 companies)
Canon Electronics Inc. Saitama
Canon Finetech Nisca Inc. Saitama
Fukui Canon Materials Inc. Fukui
Top Business Machines Co., Ltd. Shiga
Canon Precision Inc. Aomori
Canon Chemicals Inc. Ibaraki
Oita Canon Inc. Oita
Miyazaki Canon Inc. Miyazaki
Canon Optron, Inc. Ibaraki
Canon Components, Inc. Saitama
Nagahama Canon Inc. Shiga
Oita Canon Materials Inc. Oita
Canon Semiconductor Equipment Inc. Ibaraki
Canon Ecology Industry Inc. Ibaraki
Ueno Canon Materials Inc. Mie
Fukushima Canon Inc. Fukushima
Canon Mold Co., Ltd. Ibaraki
Canon ANELVA Corporation Kanagawa
Canon Machinery Inc. Shiga
Canon Tokki Corporation Niigata
Nagasaki Canon Inc. Nagasaki
Canon Medical Systems Corporation Tochigi
Canon Electron Tubes & Devices Co., Ltd. Tochigi
Name Location
Manufacturing Subsidiaries Outside Japan (20 companies)
Canon Virginia, Inc. U.S.A.
Canon Giessen GmbH Germany
Canon Bretagne S.A.S. France
Canon Inc., Taiwan Taiwan
Canon Opto (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia
Canon Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia
Canon Hi-Tech (Thailand) Ltd. Thailand
Canon Dalian Business Machines, Inc. PRC
Canon Zhuhai, Inc. PRC
Canon Vietnam Co., Ltd. Vietnam
Canon Zhongshan Business Machines Co., Ltd. PRC
Canon (Suzhou) Inc. PRC
Canon Finetech Nisca (Shenzhen) Inc. PRC
Canon Machinery (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia
Canon Prachinburi (Thailand) Ltd. Thailand
Canon Business Machines (Philippines), Inc. Philippines
Canon Production Printing Netherlands B.V. The Netherlands
Canon Production Printing Germany G.m.b.H. & Co. KG Germany
Axis Communications AB Sweden
Canon Electronics Vietnam Co.,Ltd. Vietnam
Marketing Headquarters Outside Japan (5 companies)
Canon U.S.A., Inc. U.S.A.
Canon Europe Ltd. United Kingdom
Canon Europa N.V. The Netherlands
Canon (China) Co., Ltd. PRC
Canon Australia Pty Ltd. Australia
Other Companies Subject to Reporting (78 companies)
In Japan (20)
Outside Japan (58)
  • * The scope of third-party verification of GHG includes the 127 companies covered in Canon’s consolidated ISO certification and one other company not included in consolidated certification, all listed above.
  • * Figures for 2017 onwards include data for Canon Medical Systems.
  • * Some sites are excluded from the data in Environment Accounting section such as sites having low impact on total values.