MELVILLE, N.Y., March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that it has received the 2016 ENERGY STAR "Partner of the Year - Product Brand Owner Award" from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products. Canon's accomplishments relating to ENERGY STAR will be celebrated at a special event held in Washington D.C. on April 13, 2016. This is the second time that Canon has received the "Partner of the Year - Product Brand Owner Award," having previously earned the distinction in 2010. Altogether, Canon has been recognized nine times by the EPA since 1996, also earning "Excellence Awards" for "ENERGY STAR Promotion" (2011) and Product Labeling (1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008).
"Canon takes great pride in our partnership with ENERGY STAR and is incredibly honored to have received this significant distinction," said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. "Our company is one that is truly environmentally conscious, as well as one that celebrates energy efficiency in our products. We give a great deal of consideration to how our decisions will impact our environment and the world that we inhabit."
An ENERGY STAR partner for more than 20 years, Canon has more than 200 ENERGY STAR certified products that incorporate advanced energy-efficient technologies, without compromising features or performance, such as energy saver mode, automatic duplex settings and low sleep mode power consumption. In 2015, 100 percent of the products released in Canon's five main product categories eligible for the program were ENERGY STAR certified. Among Canon's ENERGY STAR certified products are the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500/6500 Series Multifunction Systems (MFPs) models. 1 With features to help reduce waste, technology designed to provide low energy consumption, which can help limit emissions, and the use of bio-based plastics2 in select parts, the third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series is designed to help support customers' environmental sustainability goals.
"Canon's ENERGY STAR certified products are helping Americans save money, save energy and do their part to reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change," said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. "Canon's efforts demonstrate a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations."
Canon continues to be dedicated to its philosophy of Kyosei, displaying an on-going commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Through Kyosei, Canon seeks to achieve its goals of energy and resource conservation, as well as reducing environmentally hazardous materials from its products. Canon shares this philosophy through various environmental, conservation, recycling and sustainability initiatives.
For more information on the environmental efforts of Canon U.S.A., Inc., visit http://www.usa.canon.com/.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranked third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA's ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
1 As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Canon U.S.A., Inc. has certified these models as meeting the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency criteria through an EPA recognized certification body. ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. trademarks.
2 Frequently used parts, such as buttons on the control panel, and the button of staple on demand, are made of bio-based plastics.
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