Canon India contributes to build educational infrastructure in SOS Children’s Village, Faridabad
Demonstrating its commitment to promoting holistic community development, Canon India recently presented a copier to the children of SOS Children’s Village Faridabad to support the educational needs of the students. Supporting 'Education' and ‘Empowering’ young minds have been key focus areas for Canon as part of its 4Es CSR policy, and the association at the SOS Children’s Village Faridabad is a testament to the same.
Marking this association, Canon also undertook a tree plantation drive at SOS Children's Village premises, creating a perfect synergy between Canon's 'Green Environment Together' initiative and its community-focused CSR outreach. Canon India launched 'Green Environment Together' (GET) Initiative as a positive step towards nurturing the environment, where they plant a tree on the purchase of a laser copier/ multi-function Device (MFD) on behalf of its direct customers.
The activity was marked by the visit of Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President & CEO, Canon India and Mr. C Sukumaran, Senior Director, Product & Communication, Canon India, to SOS Children's Village, followed by an engaging and insightful discussion with the children.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President & CEO, Canon India said, “Under our CSR efforts, we have consistently driven initiatives for the greater good of society, and education has been a key focus area for us. Time and again, we plan activities across the country that support the overall development of underprivileged children. We constantly strive to give back to society and work together for the common good, which is at the heart of our corporate philosophy, ‘Kyosei’. Our goal is not only to provide outstanding products and services but also to promote the welfare of communities. Together, we can create an ecosystem that fosters community development, supplementing our efforts to build a better tomorrow.”
Under 'Support a Life' initiative, Canon India has been associated with SOS Children's Village of India, a non-profit organization for disadvantaged children, since 2016, supporting the overall development of the children.
Mr. C Sukumaran, Senior Director, Product & Communication, Canon India said, “Our association with SOS Children’s Village of India is directed at strengthening our commitment to ensuring that children get opportunities that fulfil their educational requirements and holistic growth. They are the future of our country indeed and helping them grow up in an environment where they can thrive for a better future, is the goal. At Canon, we are always determined to use our technology to not just delight customers, but also empower the community at large. Deploying our flagship multi-function copier at the village is an endeavour from Canon to provide children with the technological infrastructure they require for their everyday needs.”
With its philosophy of ‘Business can be simple’, Canon aims to bring to the forefront sustainable efforts of doing business. Canon’s range of eco-friendly business offerings significantly help reduce the carbon footprint on the environment through low electricity consumption.
About Canon’s corporate philosophy ‘Kyosei’
Canon India’s CSR endeavors are driven by their corporate philosophy of ‘Kyosei’, which indicates the ‘spirit of living and working together for the common good’, which is considered foremost in the organization’s way of working and day-to-day operations. However, their definition of the word is much broader and encompasses “all people-regardless of their race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together for the common good.” Moving forward with this philosophy, they believe in standing in unison when it comes to their commitment to the community and strive to make a positive impact in the society and the environment. The organization is involved in various community welfare programs aligned with their 4Es CSR policy implying Education, Eye Care, Environment and Empowerment, to build progressive self-reliant communities. Along with ‘Adopt a Village’ project, the organization is also associated with SOS Children’s Village across the country to encourage and support the overall development of children in these villages.
The flagship ‘Adopt a Village’ initiative was launched in 2012, through which Canon India undertakes the task of overall development of four adopted villages across North, East, West, and South India for a certain period for the holistic development of the society.
About Canon Inc.
Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment, industrial equipment, and information systems. Canon’s extensive range of products includes production printers, multifunction office systems, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video and cinematography equipment, network cameras, medical systems and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions. With approximately 180,775 employees worldwide, the Canon Group includes manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2022 (ended December 31, 2022) totaled $30.31 billion (at an exchange rate of ¥133=U.S. $1). Visit the Canon Inc. website at: global.canon
About Canon India
Canon India Pvt. Ltd. Is the sales and marketing subsidiary of Canon Inc., a world leader in imaging technologies. Having started its operations in 1997, Canon India markets a comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging products and solutions in India. The company today has offices in 10 cities across India with merchandise warehousing facilities at 4 location and employs over 1000 staff and over 850 channel partners. Canon India enjoys a vast retail presence across the country through Canon Image Square (CIS) stores, PIXMA Zones, and BIS Lounges. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 632 towns covering 19,118 PIN codes across India – which comprises of 349 Camera collection points, 15 Camera repair centers, 316 Printer repair centers, 184 Copier, Scanner and 129 Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of February 2023)
In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World-class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including Digital Production Printers, Large Format Printers, Commercial Printers, Multi-Functional Devices, Managed Document Services, Inkjet & Laser Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, Digital Cameras, DSLRs, Mirrorless cameras, Cinematic Imaging Products, Surveillance cameras and Medical Imaging products catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs.