Environmental Initiatives

Canon has undertaken several initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of our operations and the products we produce. All of these actions are incorporated into our Environmental Management System (EMS), which is based upon the policies described in our Environmental Charter. Follow the links below to learn more about…

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.
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Recycling of Office Equipment and Supplies

Canon begins to analyze the environmental impact of products at the beginning of the product cycle. Programs include energy-efficient manufacturing processes, developing energy-efficient products, using a greater amount of recycled materials, creating a copier toner cartridge collection and recycling program, and eliminating hazardous substances.
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ISO 14001 Certification

The ISO 14001 standard provides organizations with a framework for developing an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). Canon's EMS is based on the Canon Americas Environmental Charter. We continue to check and improve our EMS by conducting internal and external audits.
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Partnerships and Awards

Canon works in voluntary partnership with the EPA to design products that meet the high standards of its ENERGY STAR® program. Canon also works with the SmartWay Transport Partnership to reduce the environmental impact of our transportation activities.
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'Generation Green' Consumer and Commercial Products

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 offer. These include energy efficiency and paper saving features, recycling options, elimination of hazardous substances, and innovative product design.

The program encompasses eligible Canon scanners, PIXMA inkjet printers, imageCLASS laser printers, copiers, calculators, imageFORMULA DR and CR scanners, imagePROGRAF Large Format Printers, imageRUNNERs, color imageRUNNERs, imageRUNNER LBP, and imageRUNNER ADVANCE. We will continue to create products that are considerate to people and the global environment.

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State E Waste Laws

States have been passing new e-waste regulations covering consumer electronics.
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Global Initiatives

Canon's commitment and contribution to the environment and to the world community are an integral part of our management structure, product design, manufacturing, and corporate culture. This commitment has inspired many special corporate programs at both the global and regional level. Additional information about global initiatives, reports, programs, and data can be found at Canon's Global Environmental Activities and Sustainability Report websites.

Visit here for videos that illustrate Canon's environmental initiatives, including our Environmental Vision, Recycling Activities, Social Contribution, and more:

More information on Canon's lifecycle CO2 calculations can be found here:

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