Sustainability at Canon

We are transforming the way we operate and manufacture to shape a more sustainable world for the people and wildlife on our planet. We are focused on being a responsible partner for change by helping our customers meet their sustainability commitments.


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CO2 Reduction

We aim to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions across by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement. This involves consistent action across our entire business from operations, manufacturing and transportation to product design and packaging.

We have set near term goals for 2030 and have submitted our goals to SBTi for transparency and to meet our environmental impact goals

Circular Business

Our ambition is to become a circular business. Where every single product and material is designed, created, reused, repaired, and recycled in a closed loop.

We are striving towards 100% recyclable and reusable consumables across B2B and B2C.

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Partner for Change

We foster partnerships and work closely with our customers, business partners, industry peers and bodies to help drive widescale impact on positive climate action.

We use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for coordinating our climate efforts, and report against these annually.

Educational and youth programmes

Young people deserve and need to have a voice in shaping the future of our world looks like. We empower young people to share their story through imaging in collaboration with NGOs and with the support of our Canon Ambassadors.

Our Young People Programme has seen many impactful young people and we expect to see many more.


Our social value projects help deliver initiatives to create positive social and environmental benefits to local communities.

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