SPOTLIGHT: Canon Solutions America Reaches 1,733,430 Trees Planted
SPOTLIGHT: Canon Solutions America Reaches 1,733,430 Trees Planted as Part of Commitment to Trees for the Future
April 22, 2019 - Canon Solutions America is committed to supporting the environment through a partnership with Trees for the Future. Trees for the Future is a Maryland-based non-profit and has helped thousands of communities across the world improve their livelihoods and environment by planting over 160 million trees, removing approximately two million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year. Since Canon Solutions America launched its Eco Start Program with Trees for the Future, more than 1.7 million trees have been planted on behalf of Canon Solutions America customers.
“We’re proud to support Trees for the Future in helping to shape the environment for generations to come,” said Peter Kowalczuk, Canon Solutions America’s President. “This is an issue that’s very important to us, as well as to our customers. We sponsor the planting of trees for each Océ production system purchased, to offset its CO2 emissions from energy consumption during its first year in operation. It’s rewarding to see the progress that has been made so far and we will continue to work to support these efforts.”
[Image courtesy of Trees for the Future]
Canon’s environmental and sustainability initiatives cover all aspects of our businesses. Beginning in the product development stage, Canon considers the environment throughout the remainder of the product’s lifecycle, utilizing energy-efficient manufacturing processes and eliminating hazardous substances from its products and services wherever possible. The Eco Start Program is an extension of this commitment and was designed as a first step to helping customers achieve carbon-neutral production. Canon Solutions America continues to look for ways to remain environmentally conscious and proactive through methods that include production printing toner and inkjet ink tests.
For more information on Trees for the Future, please visit www.trees.org.