TOKYO, April 27, 2017—Canon Inc. announced today that 283 of the Company's offices and operating sites across 36 countries and regions participated in Earth Hour 2017, even greater participation than that of 2016's event. Earth Hour 2017 was held in each locale from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. (local time) on March 25.
The lights go out at Canon CZ spol s.r.o.
An awareness campaign for
Canon Prachinburi (Thailand) Ltd.
Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) that began in 2007. The event encourages individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a statement to stop global warming and protect the global environment.
Across various locations, Canon Group companies turned off lights at offices and operating sites as well as neon signs. Several locations also led lights-out and energy conservation campaigns. Canon España S.A. led a campaign in support of efforts to stop global warming. For every person who printed their favorite paper craft animal from the Canon Creative Park, a free creative content download site, then posted a picture of the assembled animal on Twitter along with the campaign hashtag and their reason for choosing that animal, the Company donated one euro to the WWF. A dedicated page* within the Canon Global website provides an overview of the Company's global Earth Hour 2017 activities and awareness campaigns.
Through technological innovation and improved management efficiency, Canon aims to realize its "Action for Green" environmental vision: a society that promotes both enriched lifestyles and the global environment. Canon strives to reduce the environmental burden throughout the entire product lifecycle, thereby creating environmental frontrunner products.