Canon wins sustainability accolade

The office of Environment and Heritage NSW has presented Canon Australia with a Gold Partner award in the Sustainability Advantage Programme.

Canon says it is joining four other organisations in receiving this award that strives to encourage businesses to reduce their impacts on the environment.

Yusuke Mizoguchi, managing director, Canon Oceania, 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.”

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Canon says it has been a member of the Sustainability Advantage Programme 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 a product design lifecycle assessment methodology reviewing 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.

The Sustainability Advantage Programme looks to advise businesses on their environmental performance, help them to reduce costs and add value to their business. The award seeks to recognise those organisations that demonstrate outstanding environmental achievement and leadership, demonstrate ongoing participation in industry sustainability programmes and events, participate in mentoring activities to share the organisations experience with others, show environmental sustainability values are instilled in the organisational culture, participate in benchmarking to assess environmental sustainability proficiency and demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement and goal setting.

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