Canon Receives Electronics Industry Award

Arlington, VA - The Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) has awarded its 2002 Environmental Progress Award to Canon U.S.A., Inc. The EIA Environmental Progress Award is given annually to corporations or individuals for outstanding environmental leadership and performance in the electronics industry.

The award acknowledged Canon USA for its innovative "Clean Earth Campaign." Established in 1990, this program formalized Canon USA's commitment to environmental conservation through a wide range of activities. Canon's Clean Earth Campaign guides all of what the company accomplishes on behalf of the environment in areas such as resource recovery, green manufacturing, and emissions reductions.

Through its Clean Earth Campaign, Canon has collected more than 50 million toner cartridges for recovery and reuse. In addition, employees play an integral role in Canon's long-term commitment to preserving the world for future generations by promoting nationwide participation in Canon's Clean Earth Crew. Clean Earth Crew volunteers conduct nationwide conservation activities in local parks and preserves and help promote the company's internal recycling programs.

Canon funds several related philanthropic programs including: the Canon Envirothon, a nationwide environmental competition for high school students and the Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program, which provides $78,000 scholarships to top Ph.D. students willing to focus their research on issues critical to the health of national parks throughout the Americas.