MELVILLE, N.Y., April 24, 2014 – Continuing our dedicated commitment to environmental sustainability, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will be continuing its long-standing successful relationship with the Arbor Day Foundation by sponsoring the Community Tree Recovery Program, which helps to rebuild communities that were devastated by natural disasters through the planting of trees. Since 2009, Canon U.S.A.'s contributions to the Arbor Day Foundation have resulted in the planting of more than 250,000 trees in high-need locations.
"Through its corporate philosophy of Kyosei, Canon strives to make a difference in the community," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Together with the Arbor Day Foundation, our goal is to help bring up to 50,0001 new trees to these communities that have been significantly affected by these disasters."
The Community Tree Recovery Program began by providing tree relief to the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. Currently, the program has active campaigns in Colorado, Kentucky, New Jersey, Texas Lost Pines Forest, Northern Alabama and Joplin, Missouri.
"The Community Tree Recovery Program is about bringing trees back to communities rebuilding from natural disasters," said Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation vice president of programs. "These trees help restore ecosystems and return the natural beauty to the afflicted communities. We thank Canon for their ongoing support."
Through the Community Tree Recovery Program, Canon will help contribute to the planting of one tree for every imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction system sold between April 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, up to a maximum of 50,000 trees. Adding to their environmental efforts, Canon's imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction systems contain certain plastic parts that are fabricated with 100 percent recycled plastic from retired products, as well as bio-based plastic, a plant-derived compound that substitutes plastic parts derived from petroleum.2 All imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction systems achieve outstanding Total Energy Consumption (TEC) ratings, earned the ENERGY STAR®3 and have received various EPEAT® ratings, depending on the model (EPEAT is a global registry for greener electronics). This has been achieved by using a combination of fusing technologies and low melting point toner to help decrease power requirements and reduce energy use during standby and warm-up modes.4 For a complete list of Canon office systems that are registered in EPEAT and to learn more about the registry, visit www.EPEAT.net.
To track the progress of Canon's donations to this program, visit www.usa.canon.com/arborday
More information on the Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery program can be found at: www.arborday.org/takeaction/community-tree-recovery/
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1 Canon U.S.A., Inc., will help contribute to the planting of one tree for every imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction system sold between April 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, up to a maximum of 50,000 trees.
2 For further information on recycled plastics in imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices, please visit: www.usa.canon.com/cusa/office/products/hardware/multifunction_printers_copiers/imageRUNNER_ADVANCE_Series_Models
3 As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Canon U.S.A., Inc. has qualified these models as meeting the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency criteria through an EPA recognized certification body.
4 Compared to previous generations.