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Source: Canon iCare
Monday, April 23, 2012 01:12 PM IST (07:42 AM GMT)
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Canon Tree Plantation Drive in Gurgaon for a Greener Tomorrow
New Delhi, Delhi, India, Monday, April 23, 2012 -- (Business Wire India) -- As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility, Canon India in association with i am Gurgaon has adopted 700 saplings in Biodiversity Park, Near Guru Dronacharya Metro Station, Gurgaon. Present for this green drive were Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO Canon India, along with employees who came with their families to teach their children to be conscious of their responsibility towards environment. (No.) Children from Pragati School, an NGO teaching underprivileged children also participated in this activity. The initiative is aimed at creating awareness about environmental issues by involving the people of the city to make a difference.
iamGurgaon has identified 17 locations covering more than 3500 acres in Gurgaon with the help of government bodies where trees will be planted. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO Canon India, said, "Canon is proud to initiate the million trees effort in Gurgaon. On this special day, we spread a message that, when planting one tree can make a difference to a lot of lives, so imagine the importance planting a million trees would. Our employees are encouraged to give back to society and demonstrate responsible behavior to address social issues. Hence, this initiative is aimed at awakening a responsible, aware and vigilant populace in order to make our city, a better place to live in."
Canon's CSR initiatives are based on its corporate philosophy - Kyosei, which means "living and working together for the common good". As a responsible company, this means establishing good relations not just with customers and communities but also with the environment. Besides, sustainability is important to Canon. It involves focusing on reducing environmental impact; engaging with communities; and supporting wider economic growth. Alongside this, Canon aims to anticipate and comply with regulations and standards and even look to exceed them where possible for a healthy greener tomorrow.
Canon in India
Canon India closed the year of 2011 with revenues of Rs 1525 crore which is 21 % growth over 2010. Canon focuses on multiple market segments of consumer, B2B, Government & Commercial. Canon's product portfolio extends over a vast variety of copier MFDs, fax-machines, printers, scanners, All-in-ones, digital cameras, camcorders and multimedia projectors, cable ID printers, semiconductors and card printers.
Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd., a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon India markets over 140 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging. The company today has offices in 7 cities, warehouses in 13 cities across India and employs over 930 people. Canon has approximately 380 primary channel partners 13 National Retail Chain partners, and over 4000 secondary retail points. Oce distributors in India will now be a part of Canon partner network. Canon's service reach extends to over 200 towns with over 200 service Engineers, 4 Master service centers and 34 Canon Care Centers. Canon and Océ products are available with complete service support network.
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Mr Kazutada Kobayashi planting trees with the kids
Mr Kazutada Kobayashi with kids for the tree plantation drive
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