Canon Awarded Top Honors for Environmental Efforts from Interbrand and Newsweek Green Lists
MELVILLE, NY—July 23, 2014—Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced two prestigious green rankings that Canon has been awarded for their environmental and sustainable efforts. Canon has placed 26 out of 50 on Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Green Brands, and 125 out of 500 on Newsweek’s 2014 Green Rankings, placing the company in the top 25 percent for Newsweek’s 2014 list.
“For companies that manufacture and ship products worldwide, environmentally conscious operations are especially challenging, which is why Canon is honored to be included in both Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands and Newsweek’s Green Rankings,” said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A. “Canon is committed to the environment through our resource conservation efforts—from research and development to sales and distribution.”
Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands and Newsweek’s Green Rankings are created using publicly available data. Both take a variety of factors into account from quantitative environmental performance figures like energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, to more subjective information like market perception and reputation.
Through a generation green initiative, Canon has established numerous sustainability initiatives, including an office equipment recycling program and toner cartridge recycling program that has collected approximately 240,000 tons of empty toner cartridges around the world. Canon is also among the first office equipment manufacturers to partner with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its ENERGY STAR program and among the first manufacturers with qualifying products for a Gold rating in the new imaging equipment category of EPEAT, the global registry for greener electronics. In February 2014, Canon Americas Headquarters in Melville, N.Y. was awarded LEED Gold certification and is the largest commercial property on Long Island to accomplish this milestone.
Interbrand Best Global Green Brands
Created in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting, this list examines the 100 companies included on Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands report. Each qualifying brand undergoes an assessment of both market perception and actual environmental performance across six pillars – governance, stakeholder engagement, operations, supply chain, transportation and logistics, and products and services. Interbrand also conducts a survey of more than 10,000 consumers worldwide to gauge consumer perceptions of companies’ green activities and reputation.
Newsweek’s 2014 Green Rankings
Compiled by the magazine’s editorial staff through insightful data from industry experts and the research firm Corporate Knights Capital, this list evaluates the 500 largest global publicly-traded companies on their environment performance including energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and use of recycling. Other factors include the company’s reputation for sustainability, the link between executive compensation and achievement of environmental performance targets, and the presence of a sustainability committee.
About Canon U.S.A.
Canon U.S.A. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years.
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.
† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Source: Canon U.S.A.