Canon recognizes biodiversity as essential for sustainable society. We carry out various activities to conserve and protect biodiversity under our Biodiversity Policy, which applies to the entire Canon Group.
Canon fully recognizes biodiversity as an important basis for a sustainable society, and promotes activities that contribute to biodiversity conservation.
Biodiversity refers to the way living things interact as they coexist on earth. Within this sphere, birds occupy the top position in a local ecosystem pyramid of plants, insects, and small animals, symbolizing the cycle of life. In line with this concept, Canon promotes the Bird Branch Project as a symbol of the activities it conducts based on its Biodiversity Policy.
A part of Bird Branch Project, a wild habitant has been created at Canon Global Headquarters in Tokyo, including the installation of nest boxes and bird baths within the campus grounds. Moreover, we have regularly conducted bird surveys, such as a bird monitoring with network cameras and a spot census recording the number and species of birds at fixed locations.
In 2016, Canon Group plants at Toride, Susono and Oita joined the Bird Branch Project, along with the Kawasaki Offices. Wild bird surveys are conducted at each of these sites in collaboration with the Wild Bird Society of Japan.
The Rustic Bunting, a bird species classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, has been spotted within the grounds of the Toride site.
We plan to increase the number of operational sites participating in this project as part of our effort to conserve and protect biodiversity.
To help support biodiversity, Canon promotes the use of sustainable forestry resources at the raw materials for paper production within the value chain. We have set procurement policies favoring the purchase of paper products derived from sustainably sourced wood pulp. Moreover, the office paper we sell is made under forest certification schemes or using environmentally conscious raw materials.