The environmental and sustainability initiatives of Canon Solutions America and our parent company, Canon U.S.A., cover all aspects of our businesses.
Beginning in the product development stage and throughout the remainder of the product’s lifecycle, Canon considers the environment, utilizing energy-efficient manufacturing processes and trying to minimize hazardous substances from our products. The Eco Start Program is an extension of this commitment and is designed to help create a positive impact on the environment.
The Canon Solutions America Eco Start Program is a program that was developed as a partnership collaboration between the Production Print Solutions division of Canon Solutions America, our production print customers, and the Trees for the Future organization. This program is designed as a first step to helping our customers achieve carbon-neutral production. Furthermore, this program allows Canon Solutions America customers to take part in helping to improve the livelihood of communities, while putting trees back into the environment.
To plant the trees, Canon Solutions America works with Trees for the Future, a Charity Navigator four-star organization. Since its inception in 1989, Trees for the Future has helped communities in five countries within Central Africa improve their livelihoods and environment by planting more than 200 million trees, removing approximately three million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year.
Since the launch of the Eco Start Program, Canon Solutions America has planted more than 2.15 million trees on behalf of its customers, in Forest Gardens that provide food and income for hundreds of families who previously suffered from chronic hunger.
The result of this program is an alliance forged between Canon Solutions America, its customers, and a well-respected non-profit organization that helps improve the environment and local communities as a direct result of our sales activities. This program allows our customers to take an active part in the sustainability tradition Canon has established.