Canon’s Sustainability Efforts Rewarded with Gold rating from EcoVadis
Canon today announced that it has been awarded the EcoVadis gold rating for its sustainability efforts for the sixth consecutive year, which places Canon within the top 3% of companies globally.
The EcoVadis Rating reviews companies across a number of areas that are key to meeting sustainable targets, including the environment, labour & human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement impacts. The latest report from EcoVadis highlights that Canon performed extremely well across all areas, but particularly in regards to its environmental practices.
Canon was commended for designing products that were easy to recycle as well as for the measures it has taken to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Canon’s ‘Kyosei’ philosophy – meaning living and working together for the common good – is at the heart of these efforts and forms the basis of Canon’s commitment to act responsibility across its supply chains, within the communities it operates in, as well as through the products it develops.
To date, EcoVadis has rated over 75,000 trading partners across 150 countries via its unique CSR assessment methodology that is built on international CSR standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000.
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. Canon Inc. eventually 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, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2020, Canon's global revenue was US$30.38 billion.
One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (Canon HK) was established in 1971. It is a Total Image Solution provider, to provide 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 also provide intelligent total business solutions and professional services to companies in the Greater Bay Area. Canon HK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. Canon HK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) certifications.
For more information about Canon HK, please visit our website: https://hk.canon/.