MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2016
MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that the Company's partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation has helped contribute to the planting of 50,000 trees this year. This milestone is the latest outcome of Canon's ongoing support of the Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery Program, which helps to rebuild communities affected by natural disasters through the planting of trees.
Since 2009, Canon's contributions to Arbor Day's reforestation efforts and the Community Tree Recovery Program have helped provide more than 410,000 trees, across national forests and communities impacted by natural disasters. This year, the Arbor Day Foundation, has planted a total of nearly one million trees across 12 states, with the donation of over 50 different types of species. Through the Canon Forest Program, which supports the Community Tree Recovery Program, Canon supported the planting of one tree for every eligible imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction system sold from April 1, 2016, reaching a goal of 50,000 trees planted.
"We are proud to team up with Canon for another successful year of helping to rebuild recovering communities across the country," said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. "With each tree we plant, we are working to inspire hope and healing to lives impacted by natural disaster."
"Environmental programs have long been cornerstones of Canon's philosophy of Kyosei. Together with the Arbor Day Foundation, we are glad to lend a helping hand in support of communities that have been affected by natural disasters, one tree at a time," said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
In addition to Canon's support for the Arbor Day Foundation, Canon's imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction systems are also designed to minimize their impact on the environment. Through inclusion in both the EPEAT®1 and ENERGY STAR® programs, Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE products have been recognized as leaders in their respective categories particularly when measuring Total Energy Consumption (TEC), with 26 of Canon's 34 EPEAT® Gold ratings awarded to imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs. An ENERGY STAR partner for more than 20 years, Canon has more than 200 ENERGY STAR certified products that incorporate energy-efficient technologies, with many offering energy saver mode, automatic duplex settings and low sleep mode power consumption, while providing outstanding features and performance. Earlier this year, Canon U.S.A. received the 2016 ENERGY STAR "Partner of the Year - Product Brand Owner Award" from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products. Altogether, Canon has been recognized nine times by the EPA since 1996, also earning "Excellence Awards" for "ENERGY STAR Promotion" (2011) and Product Labeling (1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008).
For more information about the Canon Forest Program and Canon's other environmental initiatives, visit: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/corporate-social-responsibility/environment/arbor-day-foundation
For more information on the communities supported by the Community Tree Recovery Program, visit: http://www.arborday.org/takeaction/community-tree-recovery/
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Arbor Day Foundation
Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
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