Canon Awarded EcoVadis Gold Rating

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To decide company ratings, the EcoVadis CSR analysis system assesses 21 criteria across four themes of environment, fair labour practices, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. Canon submitted data relating to CSR practices across its businesses to support these themes. The rating puts the company within the top 5% for sustainability performance.

‘We are pleased to have been awarded a gold rating from EcoVadis for the fifth year in a row. This demonstrates why our customers and partners can trust in our sustainability credentials,’ commented Stuart Poore EMEA director of sustainability and government affairs.

Canon’s commitment to sustainability stems from its philosophy of Kyosei: living and working together for the common good, ensuring they act as a responsible business in society and limit our impact on the environment. It continues to monitor and assess its environmental impact to identify ways to improve its sustainability performance across all areas of the business.

EcoVadis is an independent CSR assessment agency. Its unique CSR assessment methodology covers 190 purchasing categories, 150 countries and 21 CSR indicators. The methodology is also built on international CSR standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and the ISO 26000.

CANON SOUTH AFRICA +27 (0) 12 675 4900 James.DeWaal@Canon.co.za http://www.canon.co.za