Canon has secured a gold in the NSW Government’s Sustainability Advantage program, having only been awarded silver in the past.
The NSW Department of Environment and Heritage runs the Sustainability Advantage programme, and says it assists organisations across New South Wales to achieve increased competitiveness and improved bottom lines through better environmental practices.
Yusuke Mizoguchi, managing director, Canon Oceania, received the award. He says, “It is exciting to see our philosophy Kyosei, which means living and working together for the common good, come to life and make a real difference to the environment and our community. We are grateful to the Sustainability Advantage programme for the recognition of Canon’s leadership and our commitment to collaboration with other businesses to reduce the environmental footprint of doing business.”
Canon says it has been a member of the Sustainability Advantage program since 2009 and has a long history of reducing environmental impacts year on year.
Canon accredits this achievement to the various CSR initiatives that have been put in place including: product design lifecycle assessment methodology that reviews impact at all stages, through biomass plastics, returnable packaging, recycled plastics and power savings and a commitment to the Cartridges for Planet Ark recycling programme to help close the loop on cartridge disposal.
Canon entity Converga was the first in Australia to achieve Gold partner status in 2011.
Canon says it aims to collaborate with Converga on future projects that continue to reduce impacts and also provide benefits to customers.
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