April 19, 2023
Canon Canada Inc. has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2023, for the fifth consecutive year.
The award recognises employers that are leading the way in creating a company-wide culture of environmental responsibility through impactful initiatives.
“We’re honoured to be recognised once again as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. It’s a badge we wear with true pride and one we take very seriously,” shared Isao “Sammy” Kobayashi, President and CEO of Canon Canada. “As corporate leaders in sustainability, we take a holistic approach to ensuring being green is embedded in Canon’s DNA, and thus, adopted wholeheartedly by the people who make up our workforce. We want our employees to not only feel supported in educational endeavours with respect to sustainability, but also to feel empowered to act and make a difference in the world beyond our office.”
Canon Canada invests in several major green initiatives, events, outreach days, and employee engagement programmes throughout the year. This is inspired by Canon’s global Environmental Charter, and its corporate philosophy kyosei – which means all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future, with respect for the environment as an important part of that harmony.
At both the global and local level, Canon Canada is engaging employees to ensure its values are being implemented effectively, and in new ways. One example is the Canon Canada Green Team, which meets regularly to design, implement and assess green programs.
Canon Canada’s constant growth mindset reflects the perspective that environmental stewardship is an ongoing commitment. Leena Nagpal, Vice-President of Human Resources, General and Environmental Affairs and Corporate Communications, said, “It’s a journey. You must keep doing new things every single year, which often means looking at the impact made last year and asking how things can be done bigger and better.”
Now in its 16th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition organised by Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The editors evaluate and select the recipients based on four sets of criteria: unique environmental initiatives and programmes developed; success in reducing their environmental footprint; employee involvement in programs and whether they contribute unique skills; and whether their initiatives have become linked to the employer’s public identity and whether they attract new people to the organisation.
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