Canon India takes ahead its sustainability vision; spreads awareness around plastic waste management and biodiversity conservation

Canon India takes ahead its sustainability vision; spreads awareness around plastic waste management and biodiversity conservation

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Strengthening its commitment towards creating a sustainable future for the present and the future generations, Canon India, one of the leading imaging organisations has partnered with I am Gurgaon, a non- profit organization that has taken up the responsibility to make Gurgaon a better place to live in. Through the joint endeavor, the organization aims to spread awareness around the hazard of plastic waste accumulation in the city and spread awareness on its effective and efficient management. Environment is a core element of Canons 4Es policy of CSR, which focuses on Environment, Education, Eye care and Empowerment.

Under its CSR initiative, Canon aims to bring developments in the areas of 4Es mentioned above. Employees of Canon frequently engage in sustainable initiatives and believe in giving back to the environment and society. As part of the initiative, the organization encouraged its employees to collect plastic waste from the surroundings, which was further utilized for an art installation at Wazirabaad Bundh eco-restoration Project Park, under the guidance of a renowned artist, Mr. Arunkumar HG. To further support its mission of building a greener and cleaner tomorrow, Canon also organized a photo walk for its employees and customers, which was kicked off by Canon photo mentor and a renowned photographer, Mr. John Edwards. Under his guidance, canon users clicked pictures of the various installations made out of plastic waste, striving to create a positive impact on the society.

Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO canon India said, As a responsible corporate brand, we have always believed in leading by example and bring about a positive influence on our society. With our foundation built on our corporate philosophy of Kyosei we are proud to bring not only quality products to the market but also contribute towards a sustainable future for our communities. Environment has been core to our CSR endeavors and we have consistently been making efforts towards its conservation, in our adopted villages, across the country. Our association with I am Gurgaon will further strengthen our resolve towards a greater greener and cleaner environment. Going forward, I will personally encourage each canonite and canon user pledge towards Zero tolerance for Plastic thereby adopting healthy standards of living.

About Canon India

Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging product and solutions in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people. Canon has over 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon India till date has opened over 250 retailer stores accredited as Image Square across 100+ cities in the country. Canon Indias service reach extends to over 582 towns covering 17,978 PIN codes across India – which comprises of 270 Camera collection points, 16 Camera repair centers, 235 Printer repair centers, 187 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of February 13 , 2019)

In sync with its corporate tagline- Delighting You Always, reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, Managed Document Services, Fax-Machines, Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, All-in-ones, Digital Cameras, DSLRs, Cinematic Imaging Products, Camcorders, Cable ID Printers and Card printers catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs. In 2017, the imaging leader recorded a double digit growth.