Supporting WFF’s Earth Hour

Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, WWF’s Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. It’s been more successful than ever imagined – inspiring individuals, communities, governments, businesses and organizations and reaching more than 180 countries and territories in 2018. While climate change remains a vital issue for our planet, WFF puts the spotlight now on the accelerating loss of nature and the threats this poses to us all.

Canon Group has joined WFF’s Earth Hour event since 2016 with participation in 39 countries and regions in the Canon global network last year. All over the globe the illuminated Canon logos, office rooms and outsides lights are switched off, also this year, to support the event.

Earth Hour 2019 on Saturday 30 March from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in your local time.

Caring for the earth and its inhabitants is at the very heart of everything Canon does – and one of the many ways the company innovates and strives to be at the forefront of efforts in reducing the environmental impacts of its business activities.


The impact of human activities on the environment exceeds the environmental capacity of the Earth, bringing about such crises as global warming and depletion of natural resources and jeopardizing the global ecosystem. It is necessary to realize a sustainable society by carrying out initiatives aimed at a low-carbon society, a recycling-based society, and a society that coexists with nature.

Canon Medical manages its business operations as a corporate citizen of planet Earth with the future of the world in mind. Underlying this commitment is a corporate culture that emphasizes “integrity,” which means soundness and sincerity.

Eco-efficiency for business processes 

The goal of Canon Group is to increase eco-efficiency for business processes. In line with this, Canon Medical applies this approach also when it comes to construction of buildings in order to reduce CO2 emissions, reduce consumption of municipal water, and restore the natural cycle by draining rainwater into the ground. As significant measures to recycle water, we introduced a water-permeable construction and a grey-water system. We have also employed measures such as installation of energy- saving light fixtures to significantly reduce the amount of CO2emitted due to the consumption of electricity.