Canon’s Sustainability Efforts Rewarded with Gold rating from EcoVadis
SINGAPORE, March 31, 2021—Canon today announced that it has been awarded the EcoVadis gold rating for its sustainability efforts for the sixth consecutive year, which places Canon within the top 3% of companies globally.
The EcoVadis Rating reviews companies across a number of areas that are key to meeting sustainable targets, including the environment, labour & human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement impacts. The latest report from EcoVadis highlights that Canon performed extremely well across all areas, but particularly in regards to its environmental practices.
Canon was commended for designing products that were easy to recycle as well as for the measures it has taken to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Canon’s ‘Kyosei’ philosophy – meaning living and working together for the common good – is at the heart of these efforts and forms the basis of Canon’s commitment to act responsibility across its supply chains, within the communities it operates in, as well as through the products it develops.
To date, EcoVadis has rated over 75,000 trading partners across 150 counties via its unique CSR assessment methodology that is built on international CSR standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000.
About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 22 other countries and regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.
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