Sustainability at Canon

Our company vision to operate according to the kyosei philosophy, living and working together for the common good, informs our work in using imaging to transform our world. We contribute toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, creating a more sustainable present and future by managing our environmental impact and delivering unique opportunities for storytellers.

Sustainability at Canon

Goals and Renewables

Reducing environmental impact

We’re minimising the impact of our operations and our customers on the environment, by keeping materials in use for longer and minimizing waste by transforming the way we use materials in our products, consumables, packaging and operations.

Empowering Young People

We’re empowering the next generation with storytelling programmes. As part of this, we’ve worked with over 50 charity partners to support over 4500 participants in our UN collaboration Young People’s programme.

Empowering young People
Responsible business

Responsible business

We’re a responsible business choice, with measures in place for our social responsibility toward Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement impacts.

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  • Explore further

    Find out about some of our key sustainability work

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    We’re picturing a sustainable future

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