Canon’s corporate philosophy is kyosei, which means ‘to live and work together for the common good’. This is what Canon does every day with its corporate activities. We understand that our business is supported by the development of society as a whole. This is why, as a Good Corporate Citizen, Canon aims to contribute to the realization of a better society by engaging in sound and fair business activities. In addition, we realize that we have an increasingly important role to play in addressing complex social issues that include climate change, frequent natural disasters, poverty and inequality as expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.
Canon’s sales companies in Asia abide by basic CSR statement of the Canon Group. In addition, we draw on Group resources such as advanced technological capabilities, global business deployment expertise, and diverse, specialized human resources to engage in activities tailored to characteristics and issues specific to the Asian countries and regions we operate in. Besides reinvesting business profits into local communities, we are also committed to addressing social issues, as we believe such activities are essential to sustainable development. Canon Asia’s social contribution activities are focused on education, community care, environment, and cultural improvement. In times of need, we provide humanitarian support to people facing harsh conditions and natural disasters. Under the umbrella message “Imaging for Good”, we aim to do our part in creating a better and sustainable society with fair chances for all, creating and capturing smiles wherever we go.
At Canon, we think that doing social activities and contributing to the community is one of our major responsibilities and concerns, in line with the Canon corporate philosophy pursued by Kyosei: “Live and work together for the common good of the community ". Therefore, Canon actively create and participate in various social projects. These projects include activities aimed at the future generations of Viet Nam, the less fortunate in society, support for education as well as support environment conservation efforts.
With the inspiration of its business philosophy - "Kyosei" to enlighten every step in Vietnam, Canon has made significant contributions to various fields such as education, culture and community. Over the past few years, Canon has organized many projects and programs for the community such as supporting the flood victims, planting forests, building schools, lighting up villages, calling on the public awareness for society problem with the project "Each photo an action" ....
At the same time, we actively participate in many major social programs such as assisting the Red Cross to heal and help those affected by Agent Orange, assist victims of natural disasters. "Smile Surgery," program to bring back the smiles to children, sponsoring the programs of voluntary eye surgery of doctors Hattori to bring back the light to the poor blind, building 100 gratitude houses as special gifts to present to Vietnamese hero mothers.
Always keeping in our heart the responsibility for the next generation as well as for the long-term commitment for Vietnamese education, Canon devotes a lot of effort to implement the project "Canon - For the next generation" since 2009. This social program aims towards a develop education in Vietnam that will provide better learning for poor and disadvantaged students by improving their learning environment. This is a well-intentioned effort, beneficial to people and society, along with the business mission.
Handover classroom & facilities to Plei Hlop Primary School in Gia Lai province 2017
Handover classroom & facilities to Kon Chieng Primary School in Gia Lai province 2017
During 8 years with non-stop activities, Canon is proud of having built many new classrooms, bringing a new, modern and more comfortable learning environment for students in 57 disadvantaged schools across the country. Thousands of scholarships, financial aid have helped children continuing to pursue their studies and dreams. The total value is up to over 5 billion. (Figures up to 2017).
Handover classroom & facilities to Le Phong Primary School in Quang Nam province 2017
For Canon projects supported and contributed to the development of education in Vietnam, in 2008 and 2009, Canon was awarded the merit "For the development of education in Vietnam" by the Minister of Education and Training.
In 2010, with the concerns about various environmental issues and impacts of global climate change, Canon officially co-operates with the Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to implement a new project named "Canon - For a Green Vietnam" to contribute to global environment protection. This is a comprehensive project implemented by many aspects and many different methods to protect the environment and raise the sense of environment protection among the community.
The programs in the year-long implemented "Canon - For a green Vietnam" include forest plantation projects in Thanh Hoa, Bac Giang and Yen Bai, recycling programs for industrial products, project “One photo an action" calling on the whole society to push back the problem of environmental pollution, the annual program" Earth Hour" in parallel with the classes for for students about awareness of environmental protection.
Canon Group Products sold in Vietnam market complies with Circular 16/VBHN-BCT dated April 25, 2014 of the Ministry of Industry & Trade stipulating temporarily the permissible content limitation of some toxic chemicals in the electronic, electrical products.