Environment – Protecting the environment and supporting our customers

We design our products with the environment in mind: minimising the energy that our products use in operation, so customers save resources; reducing the amount of new natural resources we need for our products; using recycled materials, to maximise resource efficiency; and anticipating how products can be stripped down and re-used or recycled at the end of their life. Smaller, lighter products also mean improved logistics efficiency.

More than two-thirds of product lifecycle CO2 emissions relate to raw materials and parts and customers’ use of our products, so we increasingly offer tailored services and solutions to help our customers operate more efficiently and effectively. For example, Managed Print Services. This helps customers reduce their own environmental impact while enjoying innovative, safe products and saving money. Find out more about our solutions and services.

Produce - Use - Recycle
We follow a ‘ProduceUseRecycle’ lifecycle approach for all our products.

Canon’s Produce-Use-Recycle process

We take responsibility for the impact of our activities and their effect on the natural environment, in line with our corporate philosophy of Kyosei. Our environmental charter [PDF 114KB] outlines the key steps we take to achieve a balance between sustainable growth and prosperity, responsible resource use and reduced environmental impact. These actions help to mitigate climate change.

In our offices and business operations we aim to minimise our own impact by adopting standard policies across EMEA. Read more about our business operations.

Canon EMEA Sustainability Report 2014
See a glossary of environmental terms.
Read our environmental charter [PDF 114KB]

Find out how Canon supports society and fulfils our social responsibilities.

Find out how Canon complies with organisational governance laws and regulations.

ISO 14001
Sustainability Reports
Canon Europe sustainability report