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Social ContributionEnvironmental Conservation

We contribute to nature conservation so the next generation can inherit a rich natural environment.

Educational Support for Children

Holding Environmental Outreach Classes to Teach Children About the Importance of the Environment

As part of efforts to realize a sustainable society, Canon organizes environmental outreach classes in which students learn about the importance of recycling by studying the recycling of printer consumables. Looking at the characteristics of things, the classes teach children how science can save the planet through recycling. More than 6,900 participants have taken part in a total of 121 classes since the program started in 2011.

These classes use active learning methods, providing ample opportunity for children to develop their skills in thinking, speaking, listening, and assessing. Specifically, the children are divided into teams to conduct some sorting experiments with four types of materials, including steel and different sizes of plastic. They learn how to sort these materials efficiently, making use of their special characteristics.

In 2016, Canon was recognized for this program, receiving the First Award for Excellence at the Seventh Career Education Awards sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. And in 2017, the program was accredited by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as “Tokyo 2020 Nationwide Participation Programme”.

An environmental outreach class held at an elementary school

Eyes on Yellowstone Program Supporting Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation

Through the Eyes on Yellowstone program, Canon U.S.A. supports the activities of the NPO Yellowstone Forever to protect and conserve Yellowstone National Park. We provide them with Canon network camera systems and digital cameras to support their advanced research and educational activities using the latest technologies. Canon’s cumulative financial support over the past 20 years for this project totals more than U.S.$7 million, making Canon the single largest corporate donor supporting Yellowstone wildlife.