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Preserving the world around us
CANON'S DEDICATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
At the heart of every product, every idea, and every initiative lies the thought, “how will this make the world a better place?” Canon U.S.A.’s deep belief in being socially responsible is what drives our passion and support for programs that support the environment as well as the local communities we’re a part of.
Eyes on Yellowstone
Since 1995, Eyes on Yellowstone, an education and research program, has been made possible through Canon U.S.A.’s proud sponsorship with Yellowstone Forever.
Canon’s sponsorship of Yellowstone Forever contributes to important scientific research and helps break new ground in conservation, endangered species protection, and the application of cutting-edge science and technology that is essential to managing Yellowstone National Park’s delicate ecosystems and wildlife.
Observing from afar
Throughout the park, we’ve helped establish long-term climate change monitoring stations at different elevations – many in hard-to-reach locations. All are capable of collecting photographs, air, and soil temperatures, solar radiation, precipitation, and soil moisture data every day throughout the year, giving the scientists at Yellowstone the ability to “see” what couldn’t be seen before.
Checking in on the “team”
Our proud mama bear may not know it, but Canon technology is used to keep a close watch over her and the millions of other wild animals that call Yellowstone home. The Yellowstone Wolf Project and Cougar Project are perhaps the best known. The Raven’s Eye View Initiative helps monitor wildlife in large, remote landscapes through the use of Canon digital SLRs in aerial radio-tracking flights. Whether documenting grizzly bear cub production, swan nesting success, elk herd compositions, or new geothermal activity, these images help to enhance scientific data collection and understand how to best protect all of our wild friends.
Stream the steam
When visitors can’t come to the park, we’ve managed to help bring the park to them. The Old Faithful Live webcam is one of the most popular web pages of all of the National Park sites. Streaming live video 24/7, it allows virtual visitors to experience one of America’s most famous monuments from anywhere in the world! By increasing access to the wonder and magic of Yellowstone, we’re helping to raise awareness about the importance of environmental stewardship and conservation.
Sharing the knowledge
The publication Yellowstone Science, which Canon helps to sponsor, is just one of many resources aimed at communicating the science and the story of Yellowstone with researchers, scientists, school groups, park supporters, front-line Yellowstone staff, and the general public.
What’s more, the Greater Yellowstone Science Learning Center website was created to bring science and education together to help preserve and protect this national treasure.
Recognition of our commitment
In March of 2018, Canon U.S.A. was recognized by the Public Lands Alliance with the Corporate Stewardship Award, which recognizes companies that work to help enhance the experience of visitors at public lands within the United States. We are proud to support these critical education and research projects, and to help ensure that Yellowstone’s awe-inspiring wilderness remains intact for generations to come.
Friends of Acadia
Acadia National Park is one of the Earth’s most magnificent places. Encompassing 47,000 acres on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park welcomes more than three million visitors each year, and is one of the most popular national parks in the United States. It is also one of the smallest and most vulnerable. Which is why protecting it is so important.
In 2013, Canon U.S.A. made our first gift to Friends of Acadia and became the lead sponsor of Wild Acadia, with a focus on restoration, outreach, and research initiatives that will help ensure the park is protected for today’s visitors and the many millions who will visit in the years to come.
The exotic plant life that exists in Acadia is constantly under attack from non-native invasive plants. Through resources provided by Friends of Acadia and Canon U.S.A., Acadia has teams working hard around the clock to manage these intruders and minimize their impact on the delicate ecosystem of the park.
Data that leads to protection
Thanks to Canon U.S.A.’s sponsorship, park scientists are able to collect data throughout the park. Careful monitoring of many important habitats helps determine when action is required as well as aids in various restoration efforts. This is done all in an effort to protect the park from pollution and resource degradation, and to help the park adapt to an ever-changing climate.
Conservation begins at home
At Canon U.S.A., we don’t just make products that improve people’s lives, we try to design products that have a minimal impact on the environment. In fact, as part of our ISO 14001 certification, we work hard to manage the environmental aspects of our activities, services, and products. In this way, we’re doing more every day to protect places like Yellowstone National Park and Acadia National Park.
Toner cartridge recycling
In 1990, Canon launched a toner cartridge collection and return program, the first in the industry. It has allowed Canon to recycle Canon cartridges with cooperation from customers. But that’s not all. Canon’s development of recycling technologies helps to reduce our dependence on natural resources and helps to reduce waste.
Energy efficient from top to bottom
Canon U.S.A. takes great pride in the many certifications and partnerships we are a part of, including:
ENERGY START® - Canon has received a number of ENERGY STAR awards since 1996 including the 2016 and 2017 Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner Awards, and the 2018 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.
SmartWay® Transport Partnership - In 2015, Canon was awarded the SmartWay Excellence Award for our efforts to reduce transportation-related emissions and improve freight supply chain efficiency.
ISO 14001 Certification - Canon’s Environmental Management System is incorporated into business operations for Canon U.S.A. and more than 700 other Canon sites worldwide, and helps the company establish objectives and targets to reduce the environmental impact associated with our activities, services, and products.
EPEAT® - To be added to the EPEAT Registry, an imaging device must meet strict, comprehensive criteria that considers, among other things, the design, production, longevity, energy efficiency, and use of recycled and recyclable materials with ongoing independent verification of manufacturer claims. For a complete list of EPEAT-registered Canon products and to learn more about the registry visit EPEAT.net.
LEED® Certification - Canon Americas’ Headquarters in New York and Canon’s Customer Experience Center in California have been awarded LEED Gold certification, a prestigious recognition for the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of high-performance green buildings
Committed to being a good corporate citizen and the world community
Being socially responsible has been part of Canon U.S.A.’s culture for decades. In recognizing that our corporate activities are supported by the development of society as a whole, we aim to achieve growth through sound and fair business activities while contributing to the realization of a better society as a good corporate citizen.