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We contribute to social welfare through the power of photographs

Helping to Find and Rescue Missing Children Through the Power of Photographs

Canon U.S.A. supports the activities of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), an NPO engaged in the recovery of missing children in the United States. When a child goes missing, a photograph is the most vital piece of information for the search. Canon U.S.A. has donated more than 2,500 digital cameras, scanners, printers, and other equipment to help law enforcement agencies quickly disseminate photographs and information regarding missing children.

Including the proceeds of a charity event held in January, Canon U.S.A. donated a total of U.S.$437,444 to NCMEC in 2017. Donations over the past 20 years total around ¥850 million.

Canon Blind Project, Photography Class for the Visually Impaired in Thailand

Since 2010, Canon Marketing Thailand has been supporting the Canon Blind Project, a photography class for the visually impaired, in cooperation with Pict4All, a group of volunteer photographers. This project provides opportunities for visually impaired students to elevate self-expression skills by learning to express their thoughts and feelings using photography as a tool. Canon Marketing Thailand supports the project by providing cameras, printers and photographic equipment for the visually impaired.

Following its corporate philosophy of kyosei, Canon will continue to contribute to society through its business activities.