From the Desk of President & CEO

Being a responsible corporate organization, Corporate Social Responsibility is embedded in the DNA of Canon India. We believe that each individual and organization must carry the sentiment of community development as their responsibility.

Our philosophy of 'Kyosei' – living and working together for the common good, comes foremost in our way of working and day to day operation. However, our definition of the word is much broader and encompasses “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together for the common good.” Moving forward with the philosophy of ‘Kyosei’, we strive to make a positive impact on the society and the environment in which we operate.

We also promote our philosophy to our employees across the country, who frequently under ‘Canon India Involve’ engage with children in our adopted villages and support other initiatives. This continuous engagement is on varied subjects which support holistic development of children and helps creating self-sustaining communities.

We would like all people connected with us –our Employees, Customers and Partners to take pride in their association with us. With their continued support and encouragement, we aim to amplify our commitment towards the community year on year.

Sincerely,
Kazutada Kobayashi
President and CEO
Canon India Pvt. Ltd.

About Canon India Involve

Canon India Involve signifies CSR initiatives which denote 4E’s comprising Education, Eye Care, Environment and Empowerment. The continuous engagement, where canon employees get involved in the development of the community is called ‘Canon India Involve’.

The engagement between the employees and the children is on varied subjects including hygiene, environment related education, tree plantation, photography workshops, among other activities. All the activities are thought and planned across all corners of the country to support holistic development of the children.

Engagement activities like these help to build a closer connection with the children and further develop a vibrant culture of social responsibility that already exists in the company. It also instils in the employees a sense of community commitment, which they take with them wherever they progress. All our villages have been identified in close proximity to Canon India offices; this enables increased engagement between the employees and the villagers.

Recent Activities

  • Republic day celebration in adopted villages
    Celebrating the spirit of patriotism among children, Republic day was celebrated across all our adopted villages in India (Maheshwari in Haryana, Sol Gohalia in Kolkata, Karanjoti in Mumbai and Maharaja Katte in Bangalore). Employees enthusiastically participated to spread the feeling of togetherness and shared about vibrant culture of our country.

    School children warmly greeted employees with a March Past and partook in various cultural performances including dance and song. Enabling children learn the art of exhibiting their feelings towards nation through colors, a poster making activity was conducted on the theme ‘Republic Day’. Together employees and children created slogans and beautifully depicted in a form of a posters. The celebrations ended on a patriotic note with everyone coming together and singing the National Anthem in unison.

  • Tree plantation drive
    Adhering to our Corporate Philosophy of ‘Kyosei’ and showing our commitment towards Environment, Canon India Involve on the occasion of Independence Day organized a Tree plantation drive in sector – 63, Noida. 51 employees from Canon technical center and Noida warehouse joined the initiative.

    Together employees planted 230 sampling, turning an abandon barren land into beautiful green park.

  • Click and learn with Photography
    Taking a step further in our endeavor of empowering the children in our adopted village, photography session was organized at Sol Gohalia village, Kolkata. Employees with full vigor participated and helped children learn the art of photography. They clicked pictures themed around ‘My School’ and created memories. This initiative by Canon Involve, supported the endeavor to empower the children.

    With an intent to motivate children for attending school, shoe donation drive also conducted where all children were given school shoes and socks.

Policy on Corporate Social Responsibility

Canon India is committed towards improving the quality of lives of people in the communities in which we operate. We wish to be a company which is respected by people for its commitment towards social causes.

We aim to achieve this by keeping in mind our corporate philosophy, Kyosei, which means “Living and working together for the common good”. As a responsible company, we stand committed to the causes of Environment, Eye Care, Education and Empowerment. We would also support employees to contribute and share their time and skills towards the causes they feel passionate about.

Our philosophy of ’Kyosei’ – living and working together for the common good, comes foremost in our way of working and day to day operations. However, our definition of the word is much broader and encompasses all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together for the common good.” Moving forward with the philosophy of ‘Kyosei’, we strive to make a positive impact on the society and the environment in which we operate.

Detailed CSR Policy

CSR Activity Gallery

Republic day celebration

Art Master class at Hotel Lalit

Big Smile session with children of SOS Village, Hyderabad

Blood donation drive in Bangalore office

Blood donation drive in Canon Head Office

Celebrating International Yoga Day with children of Karanjoti village, Mumbai

Employees painting wall of Goverenment school in Maheshwar village, Rewari

Family home adoption with SOS Children's village, Faridabad

Photgraphy workshop at SOS Village

Paper Collection Drive

Big Smile picture

Children of Maharaja katte visiting Nehru Panetarium

Clothes donation

Coloring activity by school girls

Employee engaging art activity

Employees playing football match with children

Environment day celebration at Maharaja katte village, Bangalore

Eye camp organised at Old age home, Gurgaon

Interactive session with children of Tamana school, Delhi

Learning beyond books for children of Karanjoti village, Mumbai

Maheshwari village inauguration

Menstrual health session with adolescent girls

Origami session with Children of Sol Gohalia village

SOS Alibaug

Together creating art by student of Karanjoti village school, Mumbai

Tree Plantation drive

Independence day celebration Maharaja katte village, Bangalore

Eye Camp at Gurgaon