Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging solutions, has been recognized for ‘Best Environmental Practices in the Arab World’ and was the only private sector organisation granted the award by the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility, honouring Canon’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) across all aspects of business operations.
At the annual award ceremony Canon was also presented a ‘Certificate of Excellence,’ acknowledging achievements in developing and implemented strategies that contribute to social development and environment protection. Promoting the importance of corporate accountability, businesses are encouraged by the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility to align their regional CSR policies with international standards of social responsibility.
Anurag Agrawal, Managing Director, Canon Middle East said: “We are truly honoured to be recognized in the private sector for best environmental practices by the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility. At Canon Middle East we are committed to integrating our global philosophy of Kyosei, the purpose of living and working together for the common good, into our everyday activities and giving back to the communities that we operate in.
“We believe in conducting business responsibly and strive to ensure sustainable economic growth, delivering value for customers and stakeholders, while supporting Canon’s global CSR efforts and spearheading local initiatives that are core to our EMEA wide business.”
Canon Middle East continues to invest heavily in sustainable best practices. In addition to being awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label in 2012 and 2013, the company was also recertified in 2013 to ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.
Canon Middle East supports the Emirates Environmental Group in their initiatives as corporate members and has two key strategic partnerships with WWF: with WWF International since 1998 as their conservation imaging partner, and the EWS-WWF locally.
Globally, Canon Inc. earned the highest ranking among Japanese companies in the 2013 Climate Counts corporate emissions performance study at fourth place. Canon is also ranked 8th in the World’s Most Reputable Companies (2013), 30th on Interbrand’s 2013 Best Global Green Brands and its score on the Climate Counts scorecard is 66/100.