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Canon partners with literacy charity

January 10, 2017

The OEM has partnered with an education charity, Room to Read, in South Africa.


In a press release, Canon said that the company and the charity are set to “create and deliver 3,300 books to 176 schools” across South Africa to promote reading and education and improve literacy. The OEM started working with Room to Read when it was trying to eradicate print waste from trade shows where the company used print samples.

Canon used its own incorporated “workflow software and printers to create books instead”, and this is another sustainability plan from the company, which is focused and dedicated to its “company philosophy of Kyosei, which means living and working together for the common good”.

Heather Simpson, Room to Read’s Chief Programme Officer said: “Canon’s in-kind investments in our Literacy Programme is an inspired response to the lack of quality reading materials available for children in so many communities around the world. By partnering with Room to Read, Canon is impacting thousands of deserving children in South Africa, instilling in them a love and habit of reading.”

Stuart Poore, Director of Sustainability at Canon Europe, commented “We believe that programmes such as Room to Read have the power to make a positive impact on an individual’s life and we are proud to be involved.”


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