A Tradition of Innovation Canon got its start in 1937 based on the aspiration to make the world’s best camera. Through the strategies of diversification and globalization, Canon has realized many successes and overcome a number of challenges to become the company that it is today.
In principle, this report covers Canon’s economic, social and environmental activities within the scope of consolidated accounting for 2011 (January 1 to December 31, 2011). The scope of Canon’s environmental activities is not limited to development, production and sales operations at operational sites, but covers every stage of the product lifecycle, including raw materials and parts manufacturing by suppliers, as well as product usage by customers. Supplemental information on important targets, indicators, and initiatives prior to 2010 and beyond 2012 is referenced in this report. Information that is specific to a region or organization is indicated. In this publication, “Canon” refers to the Canon Group, while “Canon Inc.” indicates the non-consolidated parent company