In light of issues of global sustainability, particularly those of global warming and limited resources, Canon considers environmental assurance activities to be of paramount importance. In order to support such activities, in 1993 we instituted the Canon Group Environmental Charter.
The charter addresses the theme of maximizing resource efficiency from the dual approaches of environmental assurance and economic activities, considers overall product lifecycles, and clearly sets forth environmental assurance activities for the entire Group.
Achieve corporate growth and development while contributing to the prosperity of the world and the happiness of humankind.
In the interest of world prosperity and the happiness of humankind, pursue maximization of resource efficiency, and contribute to the creation of a society that practices sustainable development.
Seek to harmonize environmental and economic interests in all business activities, products and services (the EQCD concept); offer products with lower environmental burden through innovative improvements in resource efficiency, and eliminate anti-social activities that threaten the health and safety of mankind and the environment.
|E: Environment (environmental assurance)||Companies are not qualified to manufacture goods if they are incapable of environmental assurance.|
|Q: Quality||Companies are not qualified to market goods if they are incapable of producing quality goods.|
|C: Cost||Companies are not qualified to compete if they are incapable of meeting cost and delivery requirements.|
23 March, 2007
Chairman & CEO Canon Inc.