Philosophy of Canon
Canon Group Environmental Charter
Achieve corporate growth and development while contributing to the prosperity of the world and the happiness of humankind.
Environmental Assurance Philosophy
n 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.
Fundamental Policies for Environmental Assurance
Seek to harmonize environmental and economic interests in all business activities, products and services (the EQCD concept); offer products with lower environmentalburden through innovative improvements in resource efficiency, and eliminate anti-social activities that threaten the health and safety of mankind and the environment.
1.Optimize the organizations for promoting the Canon Group’s global environmental efforts, and promote environmental assurance activities for the Group as a whole.
2.Assess the environmental impact of entire product lifecycles and explore ways to minimize environmental burden.
3.Promote the research and development of technologies and materials essential for environmental assurance and share the achievements with society.
4.Comply with all applicable laws in each country/region and other requirements the Canon Group agrees upon with stakeholders, and promote energy and resource conservation and elimination of hazardous substances in all corporate activities.
5.In procuring and purchasing necessary resources, give priority to materials, parts and products with lower environmental burden.
6.Establish an Environmental Management System (EMS) and establish and periodically review environmental objectives and targets to prevent environmental pollution and damage, and steadily reduce environmental burden.
7.Actively disclose to all stakeholders information on environmental burden and keep them updated on the progress of environmental measures.
8.Raise the environmental awareness of employees and educate them to take the initiative in environmental protection.
9.Maintain close relationships with governments, communities, and other interested parties, and actively support and participate in environmental protection activities.
Through technological innovation and improved management efficiency, Canon aims realize a society that promotes both enriched lifestyles and the global environment.
RECYCLING AT CANON INDIA
In keeping with its philosophy of kyosei, Canon continues to pursue environmental and social sustainability. Canon understands that society requires to urgently address environmental issues such as global climate change, resource utilization of end-of-life products, and proactive prevention of pollution due to disposal of these products in order to support a sustainable society.
Canon India has tied up with Government Approved Recyclers to help in recycling. End of life products are disposed in an environment friendly way through them. The following are disposed in an environment friendly way
- Canon end of life products.
- Canon ink cartridges(for ink jet printers, ink jet all-in-ones, ink jet facsimiles and large format printers).
- Canon toner cartridges(for laser beam printers, laser all-in-ones, laser facsimiles and personal copiers).
- Camera Batteries.
- eWaste like PCs, laptops etc. of non canon make.
- Used papers, old newspapers, magazines etc.