Canon U.S.A., Inc. 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.”
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.