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Canon plants seeds of sustainability

Friday, 28 July 2017
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Canon has promoted its ‘Kyosei’ corporate philosophy at a tree-planting day in Sydney ahead of the close of submissions for its ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’ grants program, initiatives which the company says embody the idea of ‘living and working together for the common good’.

Yusuke Mizoguchi, MD, Canon Oceania

The National Tree Day event in Ryde on Wednesday saw more than 20 Canon employees taking part, planting hundreds of native seedlings at Field of Mars Reserve. Yusuke Mizoguchi, managing director of Canon Oceania, kicked off the planting. “People’s strong connection to nature is important, and in today’s world I believe companies like Canon play a crucial role in giving back to their community and natural environment. Being part of the annual Tree Day planning initiative is very important to all of us at Canon Australia, and really brings to life our company values of contributing to positive change,” Mizoguchi said.

Mizoguchi has also cited ‘Kyosei’ to launch Canon’s ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’ grants program, which provides more than $30,000 worth of grants made up of Canon equipment in-kind in Australia and New Zealand across Environmental, Education and Community sectors. The grants will be awarded based on the positive impact of entrants’ projects on their environment or community, and the significance of Canon products in achieving their goals. “Canon supports those making a positive contribution in their communities and wants to empower them with the tools to share their story.

“Each year we’re humbled by the selfless acts of not-for-profit organisations, schools, environmental and community programs. We are excited to broaden the program this year to also give a helping hand to those addressing social issues, and encourage anyone who fits these criteria to apply,” Mizoguchi said.

Applications for the grants close next Friday August 4, with winners to be announced by September 29.

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