Canon operates according to the ethos of Kyosei, a Japanese word meaning ‘living and working together for the common good’. It covers sustainability, social responsibility and ensuring our customers can rely on us to share their values. We use the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework to define our commitments to responsible consumption, production and climate action, and have achieved the EcoVadis gold award – an internationally recognised sustainability accreditation – for the last six years
. We are also ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited, demonstrating that our production processes meet industry standards in terms of quality and sustainability.
Kyosei is embedded into everything we do at Canon, including in our technology. We have reduced the lifecycle CO2 emissions of our products by 40% since 2008 (an average of 4.7% per year), and improved logistics sustainability by downsizing products and consolidating stock locations. By driving energy-efficient design across a wide range of workspace products, we achieved an expected CO2 reduction of 23,593,000 tons between 2008 and 2019. Today’s latest imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C5800 Series, for example, produces 18% less CO2 over the lifetime of the device compared to its predecessor
during use compared to previous releases.
In addition to driving down the lifecycle CO2 emissions of our products, Canon EMEA repairs over 80,000 products returned from customers in and out of warranty every year. We also remanufacture a range of our best-selling multifunction printers into new-condition imageRUNNER ADVANCE EQ80 devices, using 80% of the original MFP and reducing our reliance on new raw materials.
Businesses – big and small – have the power to plan their own course, including mapping their sustainability journey. When making important business decisions, from awarding procurement contracts to investing in a new office printer fleet, organisations can make a big impact by embedding sustainability as a key priority.
about how Canon reduces the environmental impacts throughout our products’ lifecycles whilst contributing to the circular economy in our environmental infographic.