The protection and conservation of the global environment is one of the most important issues a corporation must address if it is to generate sustainable growth. With the goal of maximizing resource efficiency, we strive to increase operational efficiency and reduce environmental impact at Canon Group operating sites worldwide.
We have consistently engaged in activities that aim to reduce the environmental impact of Canon products over their entire life cycle, from green procurement—or the purchasing of more eco-friendly parts and materials—to the development of energy-saving product designs, recycling of factory wastewater and collection and recycling programs for used toner cartridges. As a comprehensive environmental indicator, we have set a goal of improving product lifecycle CO2 emissions by an average of 3% per year. Over the period from 2008 to 2017, we achieved an average annual improvement of approximately 5%. In 2017, we completed the Canon Eco Technology Park in Japan, a symbol of our ongoing commitment to “product-to-product recycling.” In addition to its role as a base for environmental initiatives designed to maximize resource efficiency, it will also provide environmental education opportunities for visitors, including primary and secondary school students. Furthermore, under our Biodiversity Policy, we leverage the products and technical expertise Canon has cultivated throughout its history to promote a society rich in biodiversity. As outlined in our Environmental Vision, we will continue our efforts to realize a society that promotes both enriched lifestyles and the global environment.
The Canon Group Environmental Charter to earn the maximization of resource efficiency.
Through technological innovation and improved management efficiency throughout all of its corporate activities, Canon aims to achieve sustainable corporate growth while also realizing a society that promotes both enriched lifestyles and the global environment.
To this end, Canon offers greater value using fewer resources throughout the entire product lifecycle—Produce, Use, Recycle—to achieve highly functional products with minimal environmental burden.
Canon continues to expand these activities with its customers and business partners.
Canon will contribute to a future that promotes both enrichment and the environment through technological innovation.