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Canon U.S.A. Honors Arbor Day 2013 With Environmental And Sustainability Initiatives


MELVILLE, N.Y., April 26, 2013 – To mark Arbor Day 2013 and demonstrate its commitment and contribution to the environment, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced that it will continue to help the Arbor Day Foundation rebuild forests; has had an employee appointed to serve on the Advisory Council of EPEAT®, the global rating system for greener electronics; and will host a free webinar on Friday, April 26 to help businesses of all sizes learn how to reduce the environmental impact of their office document systems.

Canon Forest Program

In connection with its continued sponsorship of the Arbor Day Foundation, Canon will help contribute to the planting of one tree for every eligible imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction system sold from April 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013, up to a maximum of 50,000 trees.

The Canon Forest Program was created in 2009 to aid the Arbor Day Foundation's replanting initiatives across the United States and help the Foundation rebuild forest areas that are in desperate need of regrowth. To date, more than 200,000 trees have been planted in honor of Canon's customers in locations such as Florida's John Bethea State Forest and Blackwater State Forest, South Carolina's Manchester State Forest, and Wisconsin's Bayfield County Forest.

"Demonstrating the commitment we share with our customers to help protect the environment, our goal is to help the Arbor Day Foundation plant up to 50,000 trees this year," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. "Each tree planted adds new life to those areas where trees have been lost, serving to enrich the land, provide wildlife habitat and protect the soil and waterways."

Canon is committed to reducing its environmental impact throughout the entire product lifecycle and it incorporates a range of technologies into its line of business imaging products aimed at helping customers lower energy consumption and achieve their own sustainability goals.

EPEAT Advisory Council

Earlier this year Canon was among the first manufacturers with qualifying products in the new imaging equipment category of EPEAT, the global rating system for greener electronics. Governments, businesses and individuals worldwide can use EPEAT to assist them in choosing devices that can help reduce their environmental impact. Canon is proud to announce that Mario Rufino, Manager of Environmental Management and Product Safety at Canon U.S.A., has been appointed to serve on the EPEAT Advisory Council, a non-fiduciary body formed to provide input and advice to EPEAT management. Canon is one of only three manufacturers currently represented on the EPEAT Advisory Council.

Webinar: Canon Advanced Solutions for the Environment

On Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m. ET Canon will host a free webinar, "Canon Advanced Solutions for the Environment," in which participants will be given tips on how to reduce the environmental impact of their office document systems. Canon presenters will be joined by a representative from Buyers Laboratory LLC who will offer insights into this important topic and discuss their findings, which led to Canon's line of multifunction products featuring imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE models being named by the independent testing lab as the 2013 Line of the Year for Energy Efficiency.

Please visit here to register or access a replay of the April 26th webinar. To track the progress of donations made through the Canon Forest Program, please visit www.usa.canon.com/forestprogram.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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