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ENERGY STAR® Recognizes Canon U.S.A.’s Dedication to Promoting Energy Efficiency; Honors Company as “Partner of the Year” for Second Consecutive Year

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 6, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that it has received the 2017 ENERGY STAR “Partner of the Year - Product Brand Owner Award” from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products.

This is the second consecutive year that Canon has earned this distinction and the third time overall (2010 and 2016). Including these awards, Canon has been recognized eleven times by the EPA since 1996, also earning “Excellence Awards” for “ENERGY STAR Promotion” (2011) and “Product Labeling” (1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008).

“Environmental consciousness is ingrained in our company culture and this honor is the perfect reflection of that,” said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. “To be named as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year speaks a great deal to the work that our company continues to do to ‘go green’ in regards to both our product manufacturing and supply chain. On behalf of Canon, I thank ENERGY STAR for once again recognizing the company’s great work in helping to reduce greenhouse gases through sales of energy-efficient products to our customers.”

Canon has been an ENERGY STAR partner for over 20 years and offers more than 200 ENERGY STAR certified products that incorporate advanced energy-efficient technologies, without compromising features or performance. Among these technologies featured on Canon devices are energy saver mode, automatic duplex settings and low sleep mode power consumption. Among Canon’s ENERGY STAR certified products are the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6500/8500/C5500/C7500 Series Multifunction Systems (MFPs) models. 1 With features to help reduce waste, technology designed to provide low energy consumption, which can help limit emissions, and the use of bio-based plastics2 in select parts, the third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series is designed to help support customers’ environmental sustainability goals.

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 from its products. Canon shares this philosophy through various environmental, conservation, recycling and sustainability initiatives.

For more information on the environmental efforts of Canon U.S.A., Inc., visit www.usa.canon.com.

ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have saved American families and businesses $430 billion on their energy bills and 4.6 trillion kilowatt-hours of energy, while achieving broad emissions reductions—including 2.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already making a difference at energystar.gov.

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 markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted 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 in the United States. 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 pr@cusa.canon.com.

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1 As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Canon U.S.A., Inc. has certified these models as meeting the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency criteria through an EPA recognized certification body. ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. trademarks.

2 Frequently used parts, such as buttons on the control panel, and the button of staple on demand, are made of bio-based plastics.