Canon India’s ‘Green Environment Together’ initiative achieves a milestone – plants 20,000 trees in 2 years
02 June 2021: Strengthening its commitment towards environment and sustainable business, Canon India today announced the successful plantation of the 20,000th tree as part of its ‘Green Environment Together’ (GET) Initiative. The organization strongly advocates giving back to mother nature, for which, along with taking care of the business and the customers, it takes care of the environment too. In July 2019, the ‘Green Environment Together’ (GET) Initiative was launched by Canon India as a positive step towards nurturing the environment.
In 2019, Canon India had pledged to plant over 10,000 trees annually and in line with this vision, in less than two years, the company has successfully planted their 20,000th sapling today.
Talking about the initiative, Manabu Yamazaki, President & CEO of Canon India said, “The spirit of giving back to the society has been an integral part of Canon India’s corporate culture. In addition to offering excellent products and services worldwide, we have always strived to protect the global environment and support holistic development of communities. We are elated to witness the success of our ‘Green Environment Together’ (GET) initiative as we plant the 20,000th sapling today in less than two years of its commencement.”
He further adds, “Such initiatives allow us to drive meaningful impact and help nurture a sustainable tomorrow that makes our communities future ready. Our ‘Kyosei’ philosophy which refers to ‘living and working together for the common good’ is at the heart of these efforts and forms the basis of Canon’s commitment to act responsibly across supply chains, within the communities we operate in, as well as through the products we develop.”
Commenting on BIS GET’s milestone achievement, K. Bhaskhar, Senior Vice President, Business Imaging Solutions, Canon India said, “As a leading player in the printing segment and a socially responsible company, we believe that our business footprint on the environment should be balanced. In the current times, becoming sensitive towards our surroundings and community has picked up even more momentum and continues to be our priority.”