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Environmental Policy

Environmental Philosophy

Realize environmental management that is gentle on the Earth and trusted by stakeholders, while providing manufacturing equipment and services leading to environmental contributions.

Behavioral Guidelines

Seek to harmonize environmental and economic interests in all business activities, products and services (the EQCD concept); offer products with lower environmental burden through innovative improvements in resource efficiency, and eliminate anti-social activities that threaten the health and safety of mankind and the environment.

  1. Optimize the organizations for promoting the Canon Group's global environmental efforts, and promote environmental management activities for the Group as a whole.
  2. Assess the environmental impact of entire product lifecycles and explore ways to reduce the environmental burden.
  3. Promote the development of technologies essential for environmental assurance and share the achievements with society.
  4. Comply with all applicable laws in each country/region and other requirements the Canon Group agrees upon with stakeholders, and promote energy and resource conservation and elimination of hazardous substances in all corporate activities.
  5. In procuring and purchasing necessary resources, give priority to materials, parts and products with lower environmental burden.
  6. Establish an Environmental Management System (EMS), establish and periodically review environmental objectives and targets to prevent environmental pollution and damage, and steadily reduce environmental burdens.
  7. Actively disclose to all stakeholders information on environmental impact and apprise them of the progress on environmental measures.
  8. Raise the environmental awareness of employees and educate them to take the initiative in environmental protection.
  9. Maintain close relationships with governments, communities, and other interested parties, and actively support and participate in environmental protection activities.