Canon Receives Top-level Supplier Engagement Leader Award by International Non-profit Organization CDP Program Recognizing Supplier Engagement
HONG KONG, 27 March 2023 — Canon Inc. announced today that the company has been named a Supplier Engagement Leader in the 2022 CDP Supplier Engagement Rating by the U.K. based non-profit organization CDP1 in recognition of Canon’s effective engagement with suppliers towards efforts to respond to climate change.
The Supplier Engagement Rating recognizes companies that work effectively with suppliers towards efforts to respond to climate change. Companies from around the world are surveyed, with only those in the top 8% earning the title of Supplier Engagement Leader.
Under its corporate philosophy of kyosei, Canon aims to realize a society that achieves a beneficial balance between lifestyle enrichment and the environment. In 2008, the company launched its Action for Green environmental vision. With the target of an average annual 3% improvement in the index of lifecycle CO2 emissions per product unit, Canon aims to sustainably reduce product lifecycle CO2 emissions not only at its own facilities, but also emissions of its partners throughout the company’s supply chain. In addition, key environmental data including CO2 emissions is verified and guaranteed2 by a third party entity.
Furthermore, in regards to its suppliers, Canon pursues environmental activities and initiatives based on its understanding and adherence to the Canon Supplier Code of Conduct and the Canon Green Procurement Standards, both of which are modeled after the RBA Code of Conduct.
Canon recognizes that such initiatives for sustainability led to its selection as a Supplier Engagement Leader.
Together with its suppliers, Canon promotes initiatives towards net-zero CO2 emissions throughout the lifecycle of its products.
- Established in 2000. Acting on behalf of such organizations as institutional investors and major consumer businesses, the CDP supports a singular global system whereby businesses and cities measure, disclose, manage and share important environmental information including climate change countermeasures, water resource conservation and forestry protection. In 2022, 18,700 corporate enterprises responded to information requests.
- Canon has received third-party assurance from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA). For more information, please visit the following website: https://global.canon/en/environment/third-party-guarantee.html
About Canon Hongkong Company Limited
Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. From there, Canon Inc. expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, research and development. Pioneering in innovative products development, Canon Inc. hold the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes significant contribution to promote photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence, representing one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2021, Canon's global revenue was US$30.55 billion.
In 1971, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (Canon Hong Kong) was established as one of the first Canon offices in Asia. Canon Hong Kong is a Total Imaging Solution provider, providing professional pre-sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon products and solutions in Hong Kong and Macau. With the solely owned subsidiary Canon Business Solutions (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. established in 2018, the company continues to deliver intelligent total business solutions and professional services to Greater Bay Area. Canon Hong Kong adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “Kyosei”, encouraging the company and staff to engage social, charitable and environmental activities for the community. Implementing internationally-recognized management system, Canon Hong Kong has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) certifications.
For more information about Canon Hong Kong, please visit our website: https://hk.canon.