Environmental Vision 2050/ 2030 Medium-Term Environmental Targets/ Environmental Policy
The Canon Marketing Japan Group (hereafter, the "Canon MJ Group") is promoting sustainability management based on the Canon Group's corporate philosophy of Kyosei and has formulated the Canon MJ Group Environmental Vision 2050 and the Canon MJ Group 2030 Medium-Term Environmental Targets, which are interim targets, toward the realization of a sustainable society.
Regarding climate actions, recent years have seen an acceleration of movements around the world toward decarbonization, including the signing of the Paris Agreement. Initiatives towards the achievement of carbon neutrality have also made progress in Japan. Those initiatives include the government's declaration to achieve carbon neutrality and revise the CO2 reduction target. In association with resource recycling, plastics pose a global environmental issue. In the global community, businesses are required to manage their activities in consideration of the environment, including their actions to slow climate change, recycle resources and conserve biodiversity.
In view of these and other demands from society, we have formulated the Canon MJ Group Environmental Vision 2050, which we aim to achieve by 2050, and the Canon MJ Group 2030 Medium-Term Environmental Targets, which are interim targets toward the realization of a sustainable society, as described below.
Canon MJ Group Environmental Vision 2050
At the Canon Marketing Japan Group, we drive sustainability management by regarding global environmental problems as our important management issues.
We help society and customers solve their environmental issues with the power of ICT and people.
Realization of carbon neutrality
We strive not only to achieve carbon neutrality for ourselves but also to reduce CO2 emissions from our value chain, including customers.
Contribution to the realization of a resource-recycling society
We work to achieve zero waste emissions, control water risks, and reduce water consumption.
Contribution to biodiversity conservation and pollution prevention
We engage in social contribution activities aimed at conserving biodiversity and take initiatives for preventing pollution, including green procurement.
Canon MJ Group 2030 Medium-Term Environmental Targets
Realization of Carbon Neutrality
Reduce in-house CO2 emissions by 38% (compared to 2021) *1, *2
Contribute to customers' CO2 reduction through our business
Contribution to the Realization of a Resource-Recycling Society
Zero emissions of product waste (recycling rate of 99.9% or more) *3
Reduce waste by ascertaining the amount of waste in the Group and promoting plastic reduction activities
Reduce water consumption by ascertaining the Group's water consumption volume and strengthening the efficient use of water
Conduct Group water risk analysis and information disclosure
Contribution to Biodiversity Conservation and Pollution Prevention
Renewal of social contribution activities toward biodiversity conservation
Elimination of hazardous materials in the supply chain through green procurement
*1. Calculated using the "SBT Reduction Target Calculation Tool" provided by the "Green Value Chain Platform" of the Ministry of the Environment.
*2. In-house CO2 refers to the total of GHG emissions of Scope 1 and Scope 2.
*3. Recycling rate = Amounts recycled (total weight after excluding simple incineration and landfill disposal from total volume of products recovered and processed from marketplace) / total volume of products recovered and processed from marketplace.
Canon Marketing Japan Group Environmental Policy
At the Canon Marketing Japan Group, we are pursuing initiatives to achieve the Canon MJ Group Environmental Vision 2050 under the following Environmental Policy.
- We contribute to solving environmental issues by providing comprehensive services with our products and IT solutions.
- We reduce the environmental impact in our value chain.
- We strive to maintain a dialogue with stakeholders and disclose information.
- We observe environmental laws and regulations and other environmental requirements.
- We build an environmental management system, set environmental targets, and review them regularly for continuous improvement.
We make this Environmental Policy known to our employees and officers and disclose it publicly.
January 26, 2022
President, Canon Marketing Japan Inc.
Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)
Canon Marketing Japan has been part of the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) since March 2023 in support of its declaration that it will join the front of the global trend for decarbonization from Japan.
Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) website <https://japanclimate.org/english/>