Sustainability

"At the heart of Canon's commitment to the world community is the belief that we are building a better world for future generations." — Joe Adachi, Chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon Solutions America abides by the corporate philosophy of our parent company, Canon, Inc., expressed in one Japanese word: kyosei, which translates to “a spirit of cooperation.”

Our belief is that all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, can harmoniously live and work together towards the common good. As a global company, Canon understands that our future depends on the future of the earth we all share.

Canon has many significant achievements in the environmental and sustainability arena, including earning LEED Gold Certification of their new Canon Americas headquarters in Melville, NY, in 2014 (also headquarters to Canon Solutions America), and being chosen as one of Interbrand’s 50 Best Global Green Brands in 2013.

Our goal is to conduct business in harmony with the environment, and we are committed to a sustainable future both through our guiding philosophy and our actions.

Canon believes that creating great products and caring for the environment can go hand-in-hand.

  • Canon aims to reduce environmental burdens in all stages of the product lifecycle.
  • Canon’s global Environmental Management System (comprised of hundreds of sites certified to ISO 14001) focuses on three fundamental strategies:
    • Resource Conservation
    • Energy Conservation
    • Elimination of Hazardous Substances
  • These efforts are cumulative and translate into helping customers meet their own their sustainability goals.

Canon’s sustainability initiatives cover all aspects of our business. This begins in the product development stage, where we strive to create cutting-edge products that exceed our customer’s needs and using a greater amount of sustainable and/or recycled materials in our products and services. Beyond design, we consider the environment throughout the remainder of a product’s lifecycle, utilizing energy-efficient manufacturing processes, developing energy-efficient products, maintaining toner cartridge and container collection and recycling programs, and eliminating hazardous substances from our products and services wherever possible.

A sampling of Canon’s Environmental Initiatives includes:

Canon Americas Environmental Charter

Generation Green
Generation Green is designed to provide business partners, customers, and consumers a way to identify and learn about the various environmentally conscious products and solutions Canon offers. These include energy efficiency and paper saving features, recycling options, elimination of hazardous substances, and innovative product design.

Clean Earth Crew
Canon Solutions America is proud to participate in Canon U.S.A.’s Clean Earth Crew program in multiple locations across the U.S., where employees come together to clean up parks or beaches. At times, Canon has donated trees, flowers, and ground cover to help beautify public areas.

Home and Small Office Recycling
To contribute to the goal of zero landfill waste, Canon has introduced a collection and recycling program for Genuine Canon Inkjet Printer Cartridges. Additionally, through the Consumer Products Recycling Program, Canon helps customers in the United States recycle Canon consumer products and certain small office/home office products.