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Canon Wins Award For Energy Efficient Products
March 31, 2016
Earlier this week Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced they were the recipients of the 2016 ENERGY STAR "Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner Award" from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the manufacturing of energy-efficient products. The company will be honored on April 13 of this year at a special event held in Washington, D.C. This marks the second time the company has been so honored, previously gaining the recognition in 2010. Overall the company has received nine different awards from the EPA since 1996 including "Excellence Awards" for "ENERGY STAR Promotion" (2011) and Product Labeling in 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2008.
Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. said "Canon takes great pride in our partnership with ENERGY STAR and is incredibly honored to have received this significant distinction. Our company is one that is truly environmentally conscious, as well as one that celebrates energy efficiency in our products. We give a great deal of consideration to how our decisions will impact our environment and the world that we inhabit"
Canon has been a partner of ENERGY STAR for over 20 years now, and has brought over 200 ENERGY STAR certified products to market which include advanced energy-efficient technologies without sacrificing on key features people count on like energy-saver mode, automatic two-sided printing, and low sleep mode power consumption. In 2015, all of the products Canon released across its five main product categories received ENERGY STAR certification. Among those products were new imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500/6500 Series Multifunction Systems (MFPs). These third generation imageRUNNER units help to reduce waste by incorporating technology that lessens energy consumption, limits emissions, and even uses bio-plastics in some parts.
According to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, "Canon’s ENERGY STAR certified products are helping Americans save money, save energy and do their part to reduce our nation?s greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Canon’s efforts demonstrate a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations."
These environmental achievements provide further demonstration of the commitment of the organization to Kyosei, ensuring both social and environmental responsibility. With Kyosei, Canon strives to meet its energy and research conservation goals while lessening the amount of environmentally hazardous materials used in their products. For more information about these and other efforts, visit the Canon U.S.A. web site at www.usa.canon.com/.