Melville, New York-based Canon U.S.A., the U.S. arm of Tokyo-based Canon Global, which serves a variety of markets with its devices including the sign and graphics industry, announces its continued support of the Arbor Day Foundation and its reforestation program.
This is now the 10th year that Canon U.S.A. has lent its support to that program, during which time more than 500,000 trees have been planted in the U.S. The company supports the nonprofit’s Time for Trees initiative, under which the Arbor Day Foundation seeks to plant 100 million trees worldwide by 2022.
“We understand the vital importance of replenishing and maintaining our forests and are committed through our philosophy of Kyosei to promoting environmental responsibility to our employees, partners, and customers,” says Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager for Canon U.S.A. “It’s an honor to continue into our 10th year of supporting the Arbor Day Foundation, which we believe can help drive positive environmental impact in 2019 and beyond.”
Kyosei translates closely to, “All people, regardless of culture, custom, language or ethnicity, living and working together for the common good.”
The Arbor Day Foundation implements reforestation initiatives across the country to rebuild forests that are in desperate need of regrowth. Through this program, Canon contributes to the planting of one tree for every eligible imageRUNNER ADVANCE machine sold between April 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019, up to a maximum of 50,000 trees. The company says that its imageRUNNER ADVANCE helps users work conscientiously and allows administrators to enable settings that can help users save energy and paper.
This year, active replanting efforts are taking place all over the nation. Canon’s aid for 2019 is planned to help support reforestation efforts for the Superior National Forest in Minnesota, habitat restoration for rare species in the Upper Altamaha Watershed in Georgia, and restoration of the longleaf pine ecosystem in the Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas.
“Canon’s longstanding support has been invaluable to our forest revitalization efforts across the nation,” says Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “The Foundation appreciates Canon’s continued corporate support to address one of the world’s most challenging environmental issues.”