15 Jul 2019

    Canon Hong Kong Fully Supports the ‘Paper Saving Campaign’ Initiated by World Green Organization

    Work Together to Promote Green Office Culture

    In line with Canon’s corporate philosophy “Kyosei”, Canon Hongkong Company Limited (Canon HK) sponsored and fully supported the ‘Paper Saving Campaign’, organized by World Green Organization (WGO), inviting Hong Kong citizens, enterprises and commercial parties, join together to cultivate good paper consumption habits among their employees and reduce unnecessary paper usage, and thus to become a real green office.

    With the aid of different office intelligence solutions, Canon HK streamlines its operational workflows, set target on paper consumption per head in offices for all employees to follow, and also share its best practices to other participating companies through environmental seminars, as well as Eco Tour at Canon Business Experience Center, to demonstrate how its latest innovative solutions can drive office operating efficiency, encourage enterprises to go green and go digital.

    On 14 July, a press conference was arranged by WGO, to announce details of Hong Kong Daily Paper Consumption in Office. WGO has employed Consumer Search Group (CSG) to interview 500 Hong Kong citizens who were aged 18 or above, for their daily paper consumption behavior in office. According to the survey results, it can be estimated that Hong Kong people consume almost 38.67millions of paper every day which is equivalent to the height of approximately 10.3 International Financial Centres (Height of IFC: almost 415 meters), accumulates to consume over 190millions of paper for 5-day work a week, it is almost the height of 51.3 International Financial Centres. Waste paper also produces greenhouse gas ‘methane’ which is 21 times stronger than the global warming effect of CO2 at landfills.

    According to the report of “Monitoring of Solid Waste in Hong Kong (MSW)” by Environmental Protection Department, waste paper has been the 2nd largest constituent of MSW for 4 consecutive years, 2,532 tonnes (24% of MSW, weight of approximately 173 buses) were disposed of at landfills in 2017 per day, increasing by 12.8% compared to 2016.

    Dr. William Yu, CEO of WGO (4th from left), Ms. Candy Mau, Assistant Director of Corporate Communications Division of Canon HK (5th from left), Mr. Vincent Leung, Senior Manager of Business Service & Solution Division of Business Imaging Solution & Production Printing Group of Canon HK (2nd from right), together with all sponsors, to attend the kick off ceremony of Paper Saving Day cum Hong Kong People Paper Consumption Index Announcement on 14th July 2019.