Canon believes in being socially responsible and we are actively involved in various projects. These projects include reaching out to the less fortunate and being an active patron of sports, as well as a leading supporter of environmental conservation efforts.
Canon also actively pursues the kyosei philosophy through other avenues. For example, it supports sporting activities that contribute to the wellbeing of the community.
In June 2008, Canon Singapore participated in an exciting five-year sponsorship agreement with the Singapore Bowling Federation (SBF). The sponsorship will enable SBF to develop more programmes that will not only help nurture our nation's current and budding bowlers to their full potential but at the same time elevate the popularity of the sport in Singapore.
Efforts include energy and resource conservation, elimination of hazardous substances, increasing transportation efficiency to reduce CO2 emissions and utilising product-packaging materials with low environmental burden. Laser cartridges are also collected and recycled.
To cultivate staff awareness and habits to protect the environment, Canon Singapore, as well as all the offices under Canon Asia Marketing Group, participated in the Earth Hour campaign every year, in March.
Staffs were encouraged to participate in Earth Hour by turning off their home lights. This received an overwhelming response with staff voluntarily pledging their support. Earth Hour pledging raised the awareness of climate change and everyone can make a big difference in saving energy.