Through Partnership with Arbor Day Foundation Campaign, Canon U.S.A. Lends Support to Communities Hit by Natural Disasters
MELVILLE, N.Y., April 28, 2016 – Signifying an ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that the company will continue its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation in 2016 by supporting its Community Tree Recovery Program, which distributes trees to help rebuild communities affected by natural disasters. Since the beginning of the partnership, Canon U.S.A. has helped contribute to the planting of over 360,000 trees to impacted national forests and communities throughout the United States as a result of its support of the Arbor Day Foundation
“With both Earth Day and Arbor Day on the horizon, there is no better time to continue to promote environmental sustainability and engage in community outreach than right now,” said Toyo Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We take great pride in our ongoing partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and are honored to continue working with them to help improve the quality of life in areas that have faced significant disasters.”
For 2016, the Arbor Day Foundation has active Community Tree Recovery projects in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington. These projects are assisting communities in recovering from natural disasters such as tornados, hurricanes, fire and flooding. This year a new campaign was launched to help the citizens of Rochester, New York recover from the loss of all of their ash trees due to the invasive emerald ash borer beetle.
“We thank Canon for their ongoing support of our Community Tree Recovery program. Trees are assets to a community when properly planted and maintained,” said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. “They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood or shopping districts, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.”
Through the Canon Forest Program, which supports the Community Tree Recovery Program, Canon helped contribute to the planting of one tree for every eligible imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction system sold until reaching the goal of 50,000 trees.
Canon continues to be dedicated to its philosophy of Kyosei, displaying an on-going commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Through Kyosei, Canon seeks to achieve its goals of energy and resource conservation, as well as reducing environmentally hazardous materials used in its products. Canon shares this philosophy through various environmental, conservation, recycling and sustainability initiatives.
To learn more about the Canon Forest Program and Canon's other environmental initiatives, visit: www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/corporate-social-responsibility/environment/arbor-day-foundation.
For more information about the communities that the Community Tree Recovery Program supports, visit: www.arborday.org/takeaction/community-tree-recovery/.
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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. 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. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 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 and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Arbor Day Foundation
Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.