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Social Contribution

Miraisha Programme developing imaging skills in Africa

Management Approach

Under its corporate philosophy of Kyosei and through community relationships, Canon seeks to find solutions to issues faced by communities around the globe.

Canon's Approach

  • GRI102-11
  • GRI102-15
  • GRI103-1
  • GRI103-2

Our world today is rife with complex social issues that include climate change, frequent natural disasters, poverty and inequality. As expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations, companies have an increasingly important role to play in addressing these issues.

The spirit of contributing to society has been a part of Canon's corporate culture since its founding. Based on the philosophy of Kyosei, and in line with the Canon Group CSR Activity Policy, we seek to meet social expectations by engaging in activities tailored to characteristics and issues of regions worldwide. This involves drawing on Group resources such as advanced technological capabilities, global business deployment expertise, and diverse, specialized human resources.

Besides reinvesting business profits into local communities, we are committed to addressing social issues not only to strengthen trust with the communities where we develop business, but also because we believe such activities are essential to sustainable development.

Related SDGs

Canon's social contribution activities assist to achieve the following SDGs.

  • 1 NO POVERTY
  • 2 ZERO HUNGER
  • 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 4 QUALITY EDUCATION
  • 5 GENDER EQUALITY
  • 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • 13 CLIMATE ACTION
  • 15 LIFE ON LAND
  • 17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
  • Miraisha Programme Aims to Increase Employment Opportunities for the People of Africa by Improving Their Skills in Imaging Technology
  • Young People Programme Harnesses the Power of Positive Visual Storytelling
  • The 4E's Project in India
  • Support for Education in Asia
  • Light & Color Laboratory Educational Program
  • Preserving Japanese Cultural Assets for the Future Through the Tsuzuri Project
  • Supporting Research Activities that Contribute to the Sustainable Development of Humankind Through the Canon Foundation
  • Canon Institute for Global Studies, Dedicated to Conquering the Problems Faced by Humankind
  • Major Social Contribution Activities