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Canon celebrates reforestation milestone

October 24, 2018

The OEM has passed the 500,000 mark in its support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s ‘Replanting Our Forests’ programme.

Since 2009, Canon USA has helped to contribute to the planting or distribution of more than half a million trees across the United States.

The Arbor Day Foundation, which launched the programme, implements reforestation initiatives throughout the country to rebuild forests that are in desperate need of regrowth. Through this programme, Canon helped contribute to the distribution or planting of one tree for every eligible imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction system sold between April 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, up to a maximum of 50,000 trees.

With the company’s support, the foundation planted and distributed trees this year in Bastrop Lost Pines Forest in Texas to support wildlife habitat improvement, Superior National Forest in Minnesota to help climate resiliency, and Withlacoochee State Forest in Florida for watershed restoration purposes.

“Canon’s corporate support is an incredible benefit to our programme and we thank the team for their ongoing support,” said Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Their contributions can be seen through revitalised forests and communities that, until recently, had lost the benefits that a full forest brings to the environment.”

Canon also supported the environmental agenda through its imageRUNNER ADVANCE series, which was particularly designed to “help encourage users to work more conscientiously while allowing administrators to enable multiple settings that can help save energy and paper,” according to the company. All models in the series are ENERGY STAR certified, currently rated EPEAT Gold, and offer low Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) ratings.

Shinichi Yoshida, Canon USA’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, said: “The Arbor Day Foundation is a prime example of our commitment to engaging in activities that promote social and environmental responsibility across the nation. We are honoured to play a role in helping to revitalise forests in the United States and help benefit future generations.”





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