Canon India intensifies its environmental initiatives; organizes a cleanliness drive in Maheshwari village

1 October, 2018

Cleanliness drive in Maheshwari village 

Furthering its vision of creating a sustainable future for the present and future generations, Canon India, one of the leaders in the imaging space, announced today a slew of initiatives, as part of its umbrella CSR programme ‘Canon India Involve’. Environment is a core element of Canon’s ‘4Es’ policy of CSR, which focuses on Environment, Education, Eye Care and Empowerment. The organization has always been at the forefront of driving various sustainability initiatives aimed at conserving the environment and thereby, building awareness to facilitate a greener and cleaner tomorrow.

As part of the initiative, the innovation leader has installed eco-friendly dustbins in the school premises of all its four adopted villages. Further, Canon also conducted a cleanliness drive in one of the adopted villages - Maheshwari village, located in the Rewari district of Haryana. The initiative witnessed active participation from 10 Canon employees, wherein they took up the responsibility of cleaning up the village roads. The initiative was supported by the village Sarpanch along with the school management and other government representatives from the village. Canon’s CSR endeavors are driven by their corporate philosophy of ‘Kyosei’, which means spirit of living and working together for the common good.

Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India said, “At Canon, we are profoundly engaged in meaningful, welfare driven initiatives that impact lives  especially in the areas of Environment, Eye care, Education and Empowerment. A cleaner and greener environment generate numerous health benefits as well, paving way for the holistic development of the villages. We are proud to not only have taken further steps in our mission to create sustainable livelihoods for our communities, but also to have active and voluntary participation from our employees. Taking up initiatives like these further help us to build a close connection with the villagers and develop the vibrant culture of social responsibility that already exists within the company.”

Canon employees across the country, frequently engage with residents in the adopted and SOS homes as part of Canon’s CSR initiatives, expanding their social trajectory. Canon India has three more adopted villages presently under its flagship CSR initiative – ‘Adopt a Village’. These include Village Maheshwari in Haryana, Karanjoti Village in Mumbai and Sol Gohalia in Kolkata. Canon has adopted these villages with an aim to bring developments in the areas of 4Es -Environment, Education, Eye care and Empowerment.

About Canon Group

Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon is guided by the “Kyosei” philosophy of living and working together for the common good. Canon strives to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, consumer and professional imaging devices, network cameras, healthcare and industrial equipment. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan with the goal of serving the society with advanced technologies and becoming a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 is the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 367 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 197,673 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2016)

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 India’s service reach extends to over 583 towns covering 17,622 PIN codes across India - which comprises of 191 Camera collection points, 17 Camera repair centers, 246 Printer repair centers, 162 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of 20th September 2018)

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, DSLR’s, 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.