Lake Success, N.Y., October 22, 2007 - Underscoring its reputation as an environmentally conscious company, Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that all of its facilities in Canon U.S.A. and Canon Canada headquarters have received ISO 14001 Certification under Canon's Global ISO 14001 Certification Initiative.
The ISO 14001 Standard is an internationally accepted specification for environmental management systems created by the International Organization for Standardization to help organizations minimize how their operations affect the environment and comply with related laws, regulations and requirements.
As part of the efforts to achieve this well-recognized certification, Canon U.S.A. has established its own Environmental Management System (EMS) to ensure that the Company's activities, products and services have minimal impact on or risk to the environment. Canon's EMS helps monitor and improve upon a number of areas that touch on the environment, such as energy efficiency, resource conservation, waste management, chemical control and toner cartridge recycling.
"Canon is a company devoted to the environment and sustainability. As an organization, we are guided by the corporate philosophy of Kyosei - all people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future," said Joe Adachi, president and chief executive officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "With this philosophy at our core and adhering to high-performance standards, such as the ISO standards, we are continuously improving our environmental assurance and performance in all business activities to have the least impact on our environment and burden for future generations."
For more information on Canon's environmental initiatives, please see the Canon Sustainability Report 2007 in the Environmental & Community Programs section at www.usa.canon.com.
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